Schitt’s Creek has kicked off its fifth season so you may already be well-acquainted with the fish-out-of-water tale of a bankrupt clan from the big city banished to a rural town with an expletive-adjacent name they bought as a joke. You may already know that Eugene Levy and his son, showrunner Dan Levy, co-created Schitt’s Creek together making it an on-and-off screen family affair. You’ve probably seen the Twitter campaigns to give the show all the awards. If you are watching Schitt’s Creek, you know its popularity is due to its sidesplitting cast of lovable misfits and the actors who portray them.
If you’re not watching, you might be a little murky on which characters are up Schitt’s Creek without a paddle and how they’ve turned a little Canadian show into an international hit. For the newbie fans and the die-hard stans who just need a refresher, here are all the characters and actors you need to know to keep your Schitt straight.