Ashley Tisdale & George Wendt Join TBS Comedy Pilot From ‘Will & Grace’ Creators

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 5:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ashley-Tisdale1__120604231834George WendtCheers alum George Wendt and Ashley Tisdale are set to co-star in David Kohan and Max Mutchnick‘s multi-camera untitled barbershop comedy pilot at TBS. Also cast in … Read More »

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Conan O’Brien To Broadcast TBS Show From Comic-Con 2015

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 2:11pm PDT

comic-con-2013__130716202600__130720233914Talk about planning ahead. He’s hosting the MTV Movie Awards for the first time on April 13 and now Conan O’Brien is climbing another pop culture mountain by heading to Comic-Con next year. The TBS Read More »

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Richard Dreyfuss To Co-Star In TBS Comedy Pilot ‘Your Family Or Mine’

By | Monday March 31, 2014 @ 11:48am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Richard Dreyfuss TBS Comedy Your Family Or MineEXCLUSIVE: Richard Dreyfuss has joined the TBS comedy pilot Your Family Or Mine, from Greg Malins, Sony Pictures TV and Fanfare. Based on a Keshet format, the show centers on Oliver … Read More »

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TBS Developing Stay-At-Home-Dad Comedy Produced By John Krasinski

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 2:28pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

sethfisherTrade Pic copyTBS has put in development Jackass Of All Trades, a male-lead comedy executive produced by John Krasinski. Penned and co-executive produced by first time tv writers Seth Fisher and Danny Mackey, Jackass Of All Trades centers on a devoted stay-at-home dad who, after landing his family in dire financial trouble, resorts to earning a living doing odd jobs off of Craigslist… very odd jobs. Krasinski and Alyson Seeger will executive produce through Sunday Night Prods. alongside Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm. Read More »

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Ryan Pinkston, Matt Cook & Mike Castle To Star In David Kohan/Max Mutchnick Pilot

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 12:06pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

mattcookpinkstonEXCLUSIVE: Punk’d alum Ryan Pinkston (Bad Santa) and Groundlings Matt Cook (Harry’s Law) and Mike Castle have been cast as leads in TBS‘ multi-camera ensemble workplace commikecastleedy pilot from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. The untitled project (aka Buzzy’s, Clipstersis about a group of kids from high school who ran in different circles but now all work together at a local Charlestown, MA barbershop called Buzzy’s. Their dreams may lie across the Charles River in Boston, but for now, their work, their lives, their loves and their worries remain in the town they grew up in.

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TBS’ ‘Ground Floor’ Renewed For Second Season

By | Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 1:52pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Ground Floor Smashbox Studios, Hollywood, CATBS has picked up a 10-episode second season of multi-camera comedy Ground Floor, created by Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins and starring Skylar Astin and Briga Heelan. The renewal extends TBS’ streak of renewing its freshman series, which includes sitcoms Men at Work and Sullivan & Son and reality comedy King of the Nerds. Ground Floor started off lower than the other two scripted comedies, drawing 1.6 million viewers for its premiere vs. 2.7 million for for Men at Work and 2.5 million for Sullivan & Son. But Ground Floor launched against much stronger competition during the November sweep; it has been pretty consistent, and TBS brass believe in its upside potential. Ground Floor finished its first season with an average of 1.8 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, including 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 575,000 adults 18-34. The renewal keeps Lawrence and Malins with two projects each at TBS. Lawrence has series Cougar Town, while Malins has pilot Your Family or Mine. Read More »

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TBS Gives Pilot Order To David Kohan & Max Mutchnick Workplace Comedy

By | Tuesday March 4, 2014 @ 1:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

kohanmutchnickTBS has finalized a deal for a pilot order to an ensemble multi-camera workplace comedy from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. This would mark the duo’s first cable pilot. The untitled project (formerly known as Clipstersis … Read More »

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Quincy Jones, Peggy Lipton To Play Rashida Jones’ Parents In TBS Pilot ‘Tribeca’

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 5:37pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

jones1EXCLUSIVE: TBS‘ comedy pilot Tribeca is becoming a family affair, with Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton set to portray the parents of the series’ lead, played by Jones and Lipton’s’ real-life daughter, Rashida Jones. Also set for a … Read More »

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Deon Cole Joins TBS Pilot ‘Tribeca’; Edi Gathegi & Caroline Rose Kaplan In ‘Proof’

By | Tuesday February 18, 2014 @ 4:58pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

deoncole1Deon Cole (Barbershop, FX’s The League) has joined TBS‘ comedy pilot Tribeca, directed by Steve Carell. Co-written by Carell and his wife, Nancy Carell, Tribeca is a satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones). Cole, repped by APA and Kirsten Ames Management, will play Officer DJ Tanner, head of the K-9 unit. He most recently hosted his own TBS series Deon Cole’s Black Box.

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Edi_Gathegikaplan1Edi Gathegi (Justified) and Caroline Rose Kaplan have signed on to TNT‘s pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on a skeptical, hard science, female surgeon who is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation.

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TBS Orders Presentation For Conan O’Brien-Produced Show Hosted By Jimmy Pardo

By | Monday February 17, 2014 @ 1:57pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

jimmy-pardo-23-52fbf286de9faTBS has ordered a pilot presentation for The Weekly Awards With Jimmy Pardo, an unscripted project starring comedian Pardo. It is produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco banner, which is behind TBS’ late-night shows Conan and The Pete Holmes Read More »

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Conan O’Brien To Celebrate Sid Caesar With Guest Mel Brooks

By | Friday February 14, 2014 @ 9:56am PST

Conan O’Brien will devote most of his TBS show Tuesday to guest Mel Brooks, who will conan logotalk about close friend Sid Caesar, who died this week at age 91. Brooks famously worked with Caesar on historically significant … Read More »

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Jere Burns & Andrée Vermeulen Join Pilot ‘Tribeca’; Edwin Hodge In ‘Clementine’

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 1:09pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jere BurnsJere Burns (Justified) in in final negotiations and Andrée Vermeulen (CollegeHumor Originals) is set to co-star opposite  Rashida Jones in TBS‘ single-camera comedy pilot Tribeca, directed by Steve Carell. Co-written by Carell and his wife, Nancy Carell, Tribeca is a satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca (Jones), an vermeulenoutspoken 10-year veteran of the LAPD’s elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit). The project explores an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information, and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. Read More »

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TBS Greenlights Comedy Competition Series From Marlon Wayans

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 10:15am PST

TBSlogo__130507225714TBS has ordered eight episodes of Funniest Wins (working title), a new competition series featuring Marlon Wayans that focuses on a search for the funniest comedian out there. The goal — make people laugh or go home. Each … Read More »

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Black List Teams With TNT & TBS For Diversity Initiative

By | Monday February 3, 2014 @ 11:26am PST

The Blacklist logo (screenplay)This latest deal for Franklin Leonard’s script service comes about six months after a tie-up with Warner Bros, which resulted in a two-step WGA minimum deal worth about $93,000 for Tasha Huo, who was a Universal assistant at the time. Today’s announcement marks the first TV network deal for the Black List, which is expanding into episodic content in its quest discover writers from underserved demos. Here’s the release:

Related: Black List 2013: Full Screenplay List

TNTTBSTNT and TBS are partnering with The Black List on an initiative to promote diversity in the industry by identifying talented writers to develop scripts and concepts for the networks. TNT and TBS are the first television networks to team up with the Black List following the site’s expansion into episodic content. The networks will be looking for writers from diverse backgrounds for possible blind script deals and staffing consideration on TBS and TNT series, with the goal of signing script deals with particularly strong writers in the half-hour comedy and hour-long drama genres.

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Rashida Jones To Topline Steve Carell’s TBS Comedy Pilot ‘Tribeca’

By | Tuesday January 21, 2014 @ 4:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Rashida Jones TBS Tribeca PilotDeparting Parks & Recreation original cast member Rashida Jones has lined up her next series vehicle, signing on to play the lead in TBS‘ single-camera comedy Tribeca, co-created and directed by Steve Carell. … Read More »

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TBS’ Late Night Talker ‘The Pete Holmes Show’ Picked Up For 13 More Weeks

By | Wednesday January 8, 2014 @ 9:14am PST
Nellie Andreeva

PeteHolmesThe dust has settled on the cable late-night newcomers. Following the 40-week renewal Comedy Central gave to its entry, @midnight, in November, TBS has handed out a 13-week pickup to its midnight series, The Pete Holmes Show. New … Read More »

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2013 Basic Cable Ratings: USA Tops Again In Primetime But Down 8%; Nick At Nite, AMC Up Double Digits As Fox News & ABC Family Fall; TBS Leads Demo

By | Tuesday December 31, 2013 @ 4:50pm PST

usa-network-logoHere are the top cable networks of 2013 in total viewers and adults 18-49, based on Nielsen Media Research data:

Network: Total Viewers (in millions), % change from 2012

1. USA: 2.680, -8%
2. Disney: 2.438, -2%
3. ESPN: 2.210, -6%
4. History: 2.114, -2%
5. TNT: 2.070, -5%
6. TBS: 2.014, -3%
7. Fox News: 1.785, -13%
8. A&E: 1.781, +9%
9. FX: 1.466, +4%
10. AMC: 1.382, +18%
11. Discovery: 1.361, +5%
12. Home&Garden: 1.274, +7%
13. Lifetime: 1.270, +7%
14. Adult Swim: 1.230, +3%
15. ABC Family: 1.222, -11%
16. Syfy: 1.192, -8%
17. Food Network: 1.122, -7%
18. Nick at Nite: 1.091, +25%
19. TLC: 1.059, -2%
20. Bravo: 0.999, +6%
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TBS To Adapt Hit Online Series ‘Jake & Amir’ As TV Comedy With Ed Helms Producing

By | Wednesday December 18, 2013 @ 4:06pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

jakeamirEXCLUSIVE: Hit online series Jake & Amir is heading to television. TBS has put in development a comedy based on CollegeHumor’s most popular and longest-running series by comedy duo Amir Blumenfeld and Jake Hurwitz. Hurwitz and Blumenfeld will star the TV project. They will co-write with another scripter duo, Mike Lisbe and edhelmsNate Reger, with The Hangover and The Office alum Ed Helms executive producing.

Created by Hurwitz and Blumenfeld, Jake & Amir will revolve around an odd-couple friendship between best friends and co-workers Jake (Hurwitz), the sensible “regular guy”, and Amir (Blumenfeld), the obsessive oddball. Together they must navigate the cubicles of their workplace, stand up to the corporate man and try to function with their dysfunctional co-workers, all while maintaining their shenanigans. CollegeHumor is producing, with the online comedy brand’s Ricky Van Veen and Sam Reich executive producing alongside Hurwitz & Blumenfeld; Lisbe and Reger, who serve as regerlisbeshowrunners; and Pacific Electric Picture Co.’s  Helms and Mike Falbo. Blumenfeld and Hurwitz originally teamed with CollegeHumor to pitch the Jake & Amir concept to TV networks. TBS, which has been focusing on younger-skewing comedy fare to fit its blockbuster off-network series The Big Bang Theory, bought the project; partnered Blumenfeld and Hurwitz with experienced comedy writers, Lisbe and Reger, who serve as co-executive producers on the network’s Cougar Town; and brought in Helms. This follows the template of TBS’ comedy Sullivan & Son, also exec produced by a well-known actor-producer, Vince Vaughn. Read More »

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TBS Snaps USA’s Yearly Streak With Demo Viewers, But ‘Walking Dead’ Is King Of The Cable Universe In 2013 (GALLERY)

By | Saturday December 14, 2013 @ 4:45pm PST

UPDATED: TBS will snap USA’s seven-year winning streak among 18- to 49-year-old viewers for 2013, though TBSlogoUSA will hang on to its title as the most-watched ad-supported basic cable network for an unprecedented eighth year. Nielsen stats say that with days to go in the calendar year, USA also has maintained its lead with viewers 25-54 viewers for the year, and TBS will edge USA to claim its second yearly win with 18- to 34-year-olds.

USANetwork_logoThat said, neither network can boast a single original prime time series in the Basic Cable Top-10 Ratings Hit Parade — in any of these metrics. AMC’s The Walking Dead and A&E’s Duck Dynasty were the prettiest dresses in the basic-cable shop in 2013. Walking Dead and Duck Dynasty are the No. 1 and No. 2 original primetime series for the year, respectively, in total viewers, 25-54, 18-49, 18-34, and 12-34. Overall, The Walking Dead averaged 16.16 million viewers in 2013, with Duck Dynasty at 13.37 million, followed closely by History’s The Bible at 13.2 million.

Related: ‘Walking Dead’ Winter Finale Draws 12.1M Viewers

USA will average 2.75 million viewers for the year, followed by Disney Channel‘s 2.49 million, History‘s 2.16 million, TNT‘s 2.13 million, TBS’ 2.07 million, and ESPN‘s 2.05 mil. Read More »

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