CW Seed Acquires Streaming Rights to ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Seasons 1-4

TCA 2019: Network also adds in-season streaming for all of its new series

Last Updated: August 4, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

“Schitt’s Creek” will now stream on CW Seed, the network announced on Sunday.

The CW’s digital platform has acquired off-season rights to the Pop TV comedy, with the first four seasons going up on CW Seed on Sunday. The series joins a library which includes originals such as “I Ship It” and the animated “Constantine: City of Demons,” as well as existing shows like “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The L.A. Complex” and “Pushing Daisies.”

“We love everything about ‘Schitt’s Creek’ – the comedy acting, writing, as well as the show’s binge-ability. All of which are perfect for the CW Seed audience,” The CW’s Rick Haskins said. “We’re excited to help expand the awareness and hope to generate new fans of this brilliant series on our free, ad-supported platform.”

The network also announced Sunday that it had added in-season streaming rights for all of its upcoming new series, including “Batwoman,” “Katy Keene” and “Nancy Drew.” Every episode of the current season will become available on The CW’s website and app the day after broadcast and stay up until 30 days prior to the start of the following season.

Previous seasons continue to be controlled by The CW’s parent companies, and as previously announced, “Nancy Drew” will stream on CBS all Access, with “Katy Keene” and “Batwoman” going to HBO Max.

“We are incredibly excited to offer our viewers the full stack of our new shows on our preeminent A-VOD digital platforms, giving them the chance to catch up on these shows from the beginning at any point during the season, for free and without authentication,” The CW president Mark Pedowitz said. “By being the exclusive in-season streaming home for our new series going forward, it also provides us with more information about how viewers are consuming our programming, how we can engage with them, and create even more multiplatform sales opportunities for advertisers.”