TNT has renewed Animal Kingdom, and TBS has picked up Wrecked and Angie Tribeca for new seasons. All three received early 10-episode renewals for premiere in 2017, with rookies Animal Kingdom and Wrecked back for a second season, and Angie Tribeca returning for a third.
Since rebranding in January, TBS has premiered and renewed four new comedies: Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked. and late-nighter Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. All four rank among the year’s top 10 new cable comedies among adults 18-49, with Wrecked and The Detour topping the chart.
Wrecked, which airs at 10 PM Tuesdays on TBS, is reaching a multiplatform audience of 5.2 million viewers across linear, VOD, digital and mobile. It ranks among cable’s Top 25 scripted series for the year-to-date and is the No. 1 new cable comedy based on Live+7 delivery of adults 18-49, according to TBS and Nielsen. Animal Kingdom is reaching 6.7 million viewers across all TNT platforms, with last night’s episode up 18% over the previous week. And Angie Tribeca’s Season 3 premiere delivered cable’s largest increase of adults 18-49 (41%) for a returning comedy this year, TBS says.
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“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, EVP original programming for TBS. “Pulling the trigger on renewals early allows us to build on our success by giving fans new seasons more quickly.”
Wrecked revolves around 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 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.
Angie Tribeca stars Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andrée Vermeulen. The first two seasons of the comedy 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.
Animal Kingdom, which airs at 9 PM Tuesdays, stars Emmy and Tony winner 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 Emmy winner John Wells and Jonathan Lisco serving as executive producers of the series, along with Etan Frankel and Christopher Chulack. Animal Kingdom is inspired by the feature film written and directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series.
“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.”
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