Inside Move: Turner twins TBS as laff sib

Net bets on 'Sex,' reality series to nab younger auds

Turner has officially made TBS the comedic companion for sister drama cabler TNT.

In preparation of a summer relaunch, TBS Superstation has been given the tagline: “TBS Very Funny.”

Turner Network Sales execs, meanwhile, have already set up meetings with advertisers and agencies to sell them early on TBS’ new positioning. Cabler will unveil its on-air look, logo and programming plans at its upfront presentation.

Comedy-centric channel is looking forward to the off-net premiere of “Sex and the City” in June as well as its first set of original reality series.

First project out of the gate is described as a relationship skein from reality maven Bruce Nash and involves an adventure-loving young women (Daily Variety, Feb. 6). A second skein will launch in fall, along with TBS’ off-net premiere of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”

TBS is betting on its slate of theatricals, along with “Sex” and several light reality series to appeal to the coveted younger auds and augment the channel’s thriving Non-Stop Comedy Block, already anchored by syndie hits including “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “Home Improvement” and “The Drew Carey Show.”

More TV

  • IT Crowd

    NBC Developing 'IT Crowd' Remake With Original Series Creator Graham Linehan (EXCLUSIVE)

    Turner has officially made TBS the comedic companion for sister drama cabler TNT. In preparation of a summer relaunch, TBS Superstation has been given the tagline: “TBS Very Funny.” Turner Network Sales execs, meanwhile, have already set up meetings with advertisers and agencies to sell them early on TBS’ new positioning. Cabler will unveil its […]

  • Hasan Minhaj

    TV News Roundup: Hasan Minhaj Joins NBC's 'Champions' in Guest Role (EXCLUSIVE)

    Turner has officially made TBS the comedic companion for sister drama cabler TNT. In preparation of a summer relaunch, TBS Superstation has been given the tagline: “TBS Very Funny.” Turner Network Sales execs, meanwhile, have already set up meetings with advertisers and agencies to sell them early on TBS’ new positioning. Cabler will unveil its […]

  • Sony's Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox 'Creates Opportunities'

    Sony's Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox 'Creates Opportunities'

    Turner has officially made TBS the comedic companion for sister drama cabler TNT. In preparation of a summer relaunch, TBS Superstation has been given the tagline: “TBS Very Funny.” Turner Network Sales execs, meanwhile, have already set up meetings with advertisers and agencies to sell them early on TBS’ new positioning. Cabler will unveil its […]

  • Mayweather McGregor fight

    Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Fight Is Second Biggest Pay-Per-View of All Time

    Turner has officially made TBS the comedic companion for sister drama cabler TNT. In preparation of a summer relaunch, TBS Superstation has been given the tagline: “TBS Very Funny.” Turner Network Sales execs, meanwhile, have already set up meetings with advertisers and agencies to sell them early on TBS’ new positioning. Cabler will unveil its […]

  • What Disney Bought in the Fox

    What Disney Bought: A Billion-Dollar Breakdown of Assets

    Turner has officially made TBS the comedic companion for sister drama cabler TNT. In preparation of a summer relaunch, TBS Superstation has been given the tagline: “TBS Very Funny.” Turner Network Sales execs, meanwhile, have already set up meetings with advertisers and agencies to sell them early on TBS’ new positioning. Cabler will unveil its […]

  • Actor Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers

    Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to a Minor, Assaulting Two Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    Turner has officially made TBS the comedic companion for sister drama cabler TNT. In preparation of a summer relaunch, TBS Superstation has been given the tagline: “TBS Very Funny.” Turner Network Sales execs, meanwhile, have already set up meetings with advertisers and agencies to sell them early on TBS’ new positioning. Cabler will unveil its […]

  • conde-nast-entertainment

    Paramount TV, Anonymous Content Set First-Look Deal With Condé Nast Entertainment

    Turner has officially made TBS the comedic companion for sister drama cabler TNT. In preparation of a summer relaunch, TBS Superstation has been given the tagline: “TBS Very Funny.” Turner Network Sales execs, meanwhile, have already set up meetings with advertisers and agencies to sell them early on TBS’ new positioning. Cabler will unveil its […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content