‘Dexter’ Has a ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Easter Egg You Probably Missed

Dexter and Schitt’s Creek are two wildly different series. One is about a wealthy family who loses everything and finds themselves living in a town called Schitt’s Creek. The other is about a serial killing serial killer who happens to work for the Miami Police Department. But one fan spotted a reference to a Schitt’s Creek character in Dexter. Find out how the two shows are connected.

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in 'Dexter'; Dan Levy in front of a 'Schitt's Creek' step and repeat
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‘Schitt’s Creek’ characters mentioned in ‘Dexter’ Season 4 

Thanks to a fan on TikTok, an episode from Dexter Season 4 has gone viral. “I think I found a Schitt’s Creek Easter egg in an episode of Dexter from 2009,” the user writes.

In the scene, Deb Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) mentions being “somewhere in the middle of sh*t creek” regarding a case. “Well you better find a paddle or I’m moving you on to the Vacation Killer case with the rest of us,” replied Maria LaGuerta (Lauren Velez). The Vacation Killer happens to be Johnny Rose, the name of Eugene Levy’s character in Schitt’s Creek.

“Finding Johnny Rose is our number one priority,” LaGuerta adds. Deb certainly means the turn of phrase “up sh* t’s creek without a paddle,” considering the bad situation she’s in. But Schitt’s Creek fans like to think this is a nod to the comedy series starring Dan Levy. 

Cast of ‘Dexter’ returning this year with new episodes

After the fan-hated ending to Dexter Season 8, Michael C. Hall will reprise his role as Dexter Morgan in new episodes coming this fall. Working with showrunner Clyde Phillips, fans are hopeful these new episodes will change their feelings about the ending of Dexter

At this time, it’s unclear who else from the original cast will return for the reboot. Dexter’s living a new life in Upstate New York in the new season. But according to newcomer Jamie Chung, some familiar faces could pop up. 

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“The original series happened over 10 years ago,” Chung explains to People. “It takes place in upstate New York and as we know from the last season, Dexter’s hiding. So it certainly carries on and you have a lot of fresh faces, but a lot of familiar ones.”

Previously, James Remar, who plays Harry Morgan in the original series, said showrunners didn’t ask him to come back for new episodes. Thanks to Chung, some fans think Remar could be lying. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for the latest updates on the Dexter revival. 

‘Schitt’s Creek’ cast today 

Schitt’s Creek ended after six seasons in April 2020. “This show has been the love of my life for the past seven years,” Levy shared on Twitter. “Getting to tell these stories, build these characters, and watch them grow has been a privilege for which I will always be grateful.”

Since the series ended, many fans wonder what the Schitt’s Creek cast has been up to. Dan started his own line of glasses, DL Eyewear. Emily Hampshire, who plays Stevie Budd in the series, will host the Real Life Showroom for Delta Faucet on June 16 (via Instagram). 

Meanwhile, other Schitt’s Creek stars like Annie Murphy are pursuing other acting jobs. Murphy will star in Kevin Can F*ck Himself, which premieres on June 13 on AMC.