Pop TV announced that the sixth and final season of Schitt’s Creek will premiere 7 January 2020.

Brad Schwartz, Pop TV president, said in a statement: “Schitt’s Creek has become a pop culture phenomenon fueled by the most talented cast and the most passionate fans in all of television, and the final season is sure to be weekly must-watch TV.”

He said it’s “gut-wrenching to say goodbye” but promises the final season will deliver “even more of the heart and humour”.

Back in March, Dan Levy and Eugene Levy – co-creators of the series – posted a statement to social media revealing that the sixth season will be its last, and thanked fans for supporting the show for the past five years.

“We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we have envisioned from the very beginning,” they wrote.

“It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have.

“We are all so excited to begin shooting these last fourteen episodes and can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming love and generosity you’ve shown us. We hope you continue to enjoy the rest of our fifth season as we prepare to shoot our sixth!”

Since its premiere in 2015, Schitt’s Creek has received universal acclaim from critics and has been lauded for its portrayal of LGBTQ characters, especially Dan’s character David, who identifies as pansexual.

The series stars Dan, Eugene, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy as the Rose family, wealthy and snobby socialites who lose their fortune and have to take refuge in a town they bought as a joke, Schitt’s Creek.

Earlier this year, it was finally recognised at the Primetime Emmy Awards, with nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Eugene Levy) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (O’Hara).

All five seasons of the show are now available to stream on UK Netflix. 

We recently rounded up five reasons why you can watch the show, which you can view here.

Related: Schitt’s Creek fans raise over $21,000 for LGBTQ charity.