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Some Schitt news is good.
Pop has renewed the comedy series Schitt’s Creek for Season 4, the network announced Friday.
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The Canadian sitcom — starring co-creator Eugene Levy (the American Pie films, Sctv), Catherine O’Hara (Sctv) and Chris Elliott (How I Met Your Mother) — follows an outrageously wealthy family who moves to the small, backwoods town of Schitt’s Creek after they suddenly find themselves broke.
The current third season wraps its run on Wednesday, April 5 at 8/7c.
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Dick Gautier, who starred in the original Broadway production of “Bye, Bye Birdie” and then played Hymie the Robot on the sitcom “Get Smart,” has died, according to media reports. He was 85. After a long illness, Gautier died Friday night at an assisted living facility in Arcadia, California. Gautier, who started his career as a stand-up comic, played Conrad Birdie, the character based on Elvis Presley, in the original 1960 Broadway production of “Bye, Bye Birdie,” starring Dick Van Dyke. Gautier went on to receive a Tony nomination for the role. Also Read: 'SNL,' 'Sctv' Alum Tony Rosato »
- Umberto Gonzalez
The comedian died of a suspected heart attack, though an autopsy has not been performed yet, his agent Ryan Goldhar told Variety.
Rosato was born in Naples, Italy, in 1954. He joined the Canadian sketch comedy show “Sctv” (“Second City Television”) in the late 1970s, playing, among other characters, drunk TV chef Marcello Sebastiani. The Toronto-based sketch show was created by Second City troupe members.
Rosato went on to join the cast of “SNL” in 1981, a year after producer Lorne Michaels took a break from the NBC show. Rosato was the first cast member born outside of the U.S. and one of only three “Sctv” alumni to appear on “SNL,” along with Robin Duke and Martin Short. His tenure on the show lasted only one year (Season 6).
In the 1990s, he »
- Dani Levy
Rosato died Tuesday evening in Toronto of a suspected heart attack, Jennifer Goldhar, his agent, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of autopsy results being available.
Rosato appeared on Sctv for four seasons, most notably as Marcello, the clumsy TV chef character. He also was one of three »
- Etan Vlessing
Tony Rosato, whose credits included “Saturday Night Live” and “Sctv,” died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack, the Hamilton Spectator reports. He was 62. Rosato’s agent, Larry Goldhar, told the Spectator that the actor’s death was “heartbreaking,” adding, “He is truly one of the gentlest people I have ever met. He was such a kind person.” We were deeply saddened to learn today of the passing of Tony Rosato, our beloved friend and colleague. pic.twitter.com/RWP2QNnwPU – Second City Toronto (@SecondCityTO) January 11, 2017 Arrivederci, Tony Rosato. God you were funny. More important…you were gentle, kind and loving. »
- Tim Kenneally
Canadian actor Tony Rosato, a veteran of sketch-comedy shows “Saturday Night Live” and “SCTV,” has died at the age of 62. Rosato’s death was confirmed by his former agent, Larry Goldhar. Read More: Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson: First ‘Urban Myths’ footage released The Italian-born comic actor joined Martin Short and Robin Duke as the […] »
- Will Reid
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