A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.
Formerly filthy rich video store magnate Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, and their two kids, über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt's Creek, a small depressing town they once bought as a joke.
Mabel Andrade, a wealthy woman who after an incident is expelled from her home and threatened with the loss of her children's tuition. In a desperate attempt to earn a living and regain her role as mother, Mabel will start a daring business venture: a clandestine motel.
A sheriff living in a beachfront motel in a small Florida town is also a single father who is raising three sons and a teenage runaway, assisted by his eccentric mother, a former magician's assistant.
After two years in jail, Connie Drego returns home to the motel she owns and which her oldest daughter Madeline kept open in her absence.
Underwhelming and self-absorbed siblings Jack and Laurie think they've hit the jackpot when they inherit a motel from a distant relative, but after one night the pair learn they've been duped and cursed to spend the rest of their lives trapped on the dilapidated property. For fear of having to spend eternity with only each other, they quickly devise a plan to lure their friends over, because well, misery loves company.