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TBS Renews Jason Jones Comedy ‘The Detour’ For Season 2 Ahead of Series Debut

TBS is giving a big vote of confidence to Jason Jones’ comedy “The Detour” by ordering a second season of the series ahead of its launch next Monday, Variety has learned.

Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes.

Created, written and exec produced by “The Daily Show” alum Jones and his wife Samantha Bee, “The Detour” follows the Parker family and their obvious dysfunction through road trips. Jones plays the father and Natalie Zea his on-screen wife. Ashley Gerasimovich and Liam Carroll play their two children.

“I’m very excited to be going back to making my favorite show not yet on TV and look forward to making outrageous demands in my rider for the second season,” Jones commented.

“Jason and Sam’s vision and execution of the first season was original and unexpected at every ridiculous turn,” said Brett Weitz, executive VP of original programming for TBS. “Having Jason as executive producer, director and star really brought a definition to the voice of the characters and a realism to this family.”

Ahead of its freshman premiere, “The Detour” sampled well with sneak preview airings following the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament on TBS. Today, the first episode is available to stream on the show’s official Facebook page, the network’s YouTube channel, TBS.com, TBS On Demand and the Watch TBS app. The series is already trending strong with high digital engagement.

“The Detour” renewal comes just days after TBS extended Bee’s comedic talk show “Full Frontal” through 2016, ordering an additional 26 episodes with its original 13-episode order.

Jones and Bee serve as exec producers with Brennan Shroff and Tony Hernandez.

“The Detour’s” first season premieres Monday, April 11, at 9 p.m.

 

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