URGENT: Offbeat Canadian hit ‘Schitt’s Creek’ wins best comedy Emmy

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES – Offbeat Canadian hit “Schitt’s Creek” on Sunday won the Emmy for outstanding comedy series, capping a major sweep in their categories to open the unusual pandemic-era virtual ceremony honoring the best in television.

seven other series

The comedy about a privileged family forced to live in a rundown motel failed to earn a single nomination in its first four years, but became a sleeper hit after airing on Netflix and signed off with a heartwarming final sixth season.

It bested seven other series — “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dead to Me,” “The Good Place,” “Insecure,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” and “What We Do In The Shadows.”

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