The season premiere of The Last O.G. marked TBS’ biggest cable comedy premiere since 2015 and is 2018’s top cable comedy show. The series, executive produced by Jordan Peele, has so far reached a multiplatform audience of nearly 25 million viewers.
“I would like to thank God, my family, the fans and TBS and everyone that has been given a second chance. We love you!!!” said Morgan.
The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con released from a 15-year prison stint to a changed and unfamiliar world. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tray discovers that his former girlfriend Shay (Haddish) is married to another man and has been raising Tray’s twins, who he never knew existed. The series is executive produced by Tracy Morgan, Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Saladin Patterson and Joel Zadak of Principato Young.
Search Party is about a group of privileged, self-absorbed twenty-somethings covering up a murder. It’s executive-produced by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, Lilly Burns and Tony Hernandez. The series is produced by Turner’s Studio T in association with Jax Media.
Bliss and Rogers, who created the series with executive producer Michael Showalter, also have inked an overall deal with TBS. In addition to continuing to oversee Search Party, the duo will develop and produce new projects exclusive to Turner in television and digital programming.
The series starring Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, John Early, John Reynolds and Brandon Micheal Hall, grew double-digits in its sophomore season, was TBS’ #1 series on digital, and became the fastest TBS original to reach one million views on VOD in season one.