TBS is going 2-for-2 with its new comedy series with a renewal of freshman Sullivan & Son executive produced by Vince Vaughn. As part of its return to half-hour sitcoms, TBS launched two new shows behind its blockbuster off-network performer The Big Bang Theory this year, Men At Work and Sullivan & Son. Both have now been picked up for a second season.
Airing Thursdays at 10 PM, Sullivan & Son, which has received a 10-episode second-season order, is averaging more than 2.5 million viewers. “Sullivan & Son has gotten off to a strong start, quickly building its own fan base,” said TBS’ head of programming Michael Wright. After a solid launch with 2.5 million viewers, Sullivan & Son exceeded expectations in Week 2 when it held onto 100% of its premiere audience. The series stars Steve Byrne as a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he leaves his Manhattan lifestyle and moves to Pittsburgh to take over his parents’ pub. Byrne is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin and Dan Lauria. Sullivan & Son is executive produced by Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and showrunner Rob Long. Created by Long and Byrne, Sullivan & Son comes to TBS from Wild West Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.