Since rebranding in January, TBS has premiered and renewed four new comedies: “Angie Tribeca,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Detour” and “Wrecked.” All four rank among the year’s Top 10 new cable comedies among adults 18-49, with “Wrecked” and “The Detour” topping the chart.
“A year ago we began reinventing TBS, and thanks to the incredible talent behind these shows, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “Pulling the trigger on renewals early allows us to build on our success by giving fans new seasons more quickly.”
“‘Animal Kingdom’ has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network in the direction we hoped it would,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “I’m confident that our strategy of working with high-caliber talent and then getting out of their way will continue to pay off.”
“Wrecked,” airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m., is currently reaching a multiplatform audience of 5.2 million viewers across TBS’s linear, VOD, digital and mobile. It ranks among cable’s Top 25 scripted series for the year-to-date and is the #1 new cable comedy based on Live + 7 delivery of adults 18-49. The show centers on a diverse group of plane crash survivors on a remote island where they must face many threats – mostly brought on by themselves. The ensemble cast for the first season includes Asif Ali, Zach Cregger, Rhys Darby, Brooke Dillman, Ginger Gonzaga, Will Greenberg, Jessica Lowe, Ally Maki and Brian Sacca. The first season of Wrecked is executive-produced by Justin Shipley & Jordan Shipley, along with Jesse Hara and Moses Port. The second 10-episode season will premiere in 2017.
“Angie Tribeca” is reaching 2.6 million viewers across TBS platforms, with new episodes airing Mondays at 9 p.m. The series also added more new viewers in the demo than any other returning cable comedy this year. It stars Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, Andrée Vermeulen and Jagger. The first two seasons of the buzz-generating hit about a squad of LAPD detectives is the brainchild of executive producers Nancy and Steve Carell, with Ira Ungerleider serving as executive producer and showrunner. The 10-episode third season is slated to launch in early 2017.
“Animal Kingdom” is reaching 6.7 million viewers across all TNT platforms and is growing week to week. The series has the youngest profile of any current TNT drama. Airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m., the show stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso and Molly Gordon. The series is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, with John Wells and Jonathan Lisco serving as executive producers of the series, along with Etan Frankel and Christopher Chulack. The show is inspired by the eponymous feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series. Season 2 will return with 10 episodes in early 2017.