TBS renews Search Party, People of Earth
Plus: Four more original comedies are coming back
It’s a good day over at TBS. On Tuesday, the network announced that it will renew all six of its original scripted comedies, including 2016’s debuts People of Earth and Search Party. Both shows received 10-episode second season pickups.
The two new additions join previously renewed Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour, and Wrecked, as well as the network’s comedy staples Conan and American Dad! on the 2017 viewing schedule.
People of Earth and Search Party have been a successful part of rebranding by the network to target a younger demographic over the past year. The first season of Search Party was released in its entirety to binge over Thanksgiving week, successfully drawing 1.1 million viewers across all platforms over five days and growing, while People of Earth was ranked one of the year’s Top 10 new cable comedies among adults 18-49, TBS said.
“Twelve months ago we set out to reimagine the TBS brand and its place in the TV landscape,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “To end 2016 with all six shows returning is humbling. The amazing teams behind People of Earth and Search Party have created complex, funny characters and crafted truly distinctive stories. Renewing both shows is the perfect end to a transformative year for TBS.”
Look for new seasons of The Detour in February, the third season of Angie Tribeca in the spring, the second seasons of Search Party and Wrecked in the summer, and the second season of People of Earth later in the year. Plus, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is back Jan. 11.