TBS renews ‘My Boys’

Network orders third season of comedy

TBS will renew its single-in-the-city comedy “My Boys” for a second season.

“My Boys,” which concluded the second half of its first season Monday night, garnered an average of 1.5 million total viewers this summer. Figure is up slightly over the 1.4 million it averaged in the first half of its frosh season, which aired primarily in the fourth quarter last year.

Net is expected to pick up eight episodes for the second season.

Turner net ordered 13 episodes for the first part of season one of “My Boys” but scaled down its order this year, for the second part of the season, to nine episodes, including Monday night’s one-hour finale.

Betsy Thomas created “Boys,” the Sony Pictures TV skein that stars Jordana Spiro as a female sportswriter among a cast of overgrown adolescent men in Chicago.

TBS has been using its reruns of “Sex and the City” as a lead-in to the series and even parodied the show from its Time Warner cable sibling in an episode.

TBS has been looking to develop and air more original sitcoms, with prexy Steve Koonin saying he is aiming for four original half-hours in primetime and four in latenight. Net recently renewed the family-oriented “The Bill Engvall Show” for a second season.