TBS Renews Hit Sitcom 'Men at Work' for Second Season

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June 27th, 2012

via press release:

TBS has renewed its popular new sitcom Men at Work for a second season. Currently airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), the comedy ranks as one of basic cable's Top 5 new series with adults 18-49 for the quarter. TBS has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to launch in 2013.

"Men at Work is a strong addition to the TBS lineup and has worked extremely well paired with The Big Bang Theory," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "We're very excited to welcome the outstanding cast and production team of Men at Work back for another season."

Created by Breckin Meyer(Road Trip, TNT’s Franklin & Bash), Men at Work centers on four buddies who work together at a magazine. Danny Masterson (That '70s Show, Yes Man) plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the dating game. James Lesure (Las Vegas) is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Michael Cassidy (The O.C) plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Adam Busch ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is Neal, a somewhat nerdy ad salesman and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend (Meredith HagnerRoyal Pains).

Men at Work comes to TBS from Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare. The multi-camera comedy is executive-produced by Breckin Meyer, along with Fanfare's Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz.

In its first season, Men at Work has averaged more than 2.7 million viewers in Live + 7, with 1 million adults 18-34 and 1.8 million adults 18-49. The comedy ranks as one of basic cable's Top 5 new series among adults 18-49 in Q2 2012.

The season finale for Men at Work is set to air July 12. The following Thursday, TBS will launch its newest original sitcom, Sullivan & Son, starring comedian Steve Byrne and executive produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and showrunner Rob Long.

Fans can stay up to speed on the latest Men at Work news through the show's website and Twitter:
Website: http://www.tbs.com/shows/menatwork
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MenatWorkTBS

About TBS
TBS is basic cable's #1 network among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features the Emmy®-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, and original primetime comedy seri es like Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Cougar Town, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Wedding Band, King of the Nerds (working title), Deon Cole's Black Box(working title) and Who Gets the Last Laugh?(working title). TBS also feat ures an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.


  • AlcoholicsAnonymous

    Breckin Meyer should be happy! Has a good gig on a solid TNT show (Franklin & Bash) and his sitcom just got renewed.

  • Steven Leitner

    Why is TBS only ordering 10 episodes of this show, yet ordering a bigger number of episodes for all their black sitcoms?

  • colt13

    Steven, I read something on that yesterday. Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management only has a 10 episode order now. If they get renewed, it will be for 90 episodes, to be shot over a 2 year period. They said it was the same business model as the Tyler Perry shows.

  • OWN Fan

    At @steven!Really? The reason that they order so many of episodes for their “black” comedy is because Tyler Perry (made $120 million last year) owns them. It has nothing to do with because their black but because it’s Tyler Perry’s formula for all his tv shows. That formula will not work for all sitcoms. A sitcom would have to have a built-in audience that will be willing to watch all the shows for Tyler Perry’s formula to work.

  • MJDB

    Are We There Yet? TBS, huh huh? You’re really acting immature (love the channel though). Did u forget about this show or something?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Person of Interest

    yes i love this awesome show

  • still good shows on tv

    I heard like 90 episodes of Are We There Yet were filmed but they haven’t aired yet.

  • MJDB

    @still good shows on tv

    Yes, thank you I know already, which is why I’m wondering. Very weird how networks work.

  • Ram510

    Sooooooooo happy this show is renewed, not that there was any doubt, but 10 episodes of your highest rated original just isn’t enough TBS. 13 or even 15 episodes would be great.

    I wish it could be paired with Cougar Town, that would make an AWESOME hour of comedy!

    And I hope we dont have to wait all the way until next summer for new episodes, please don’t screw it up TBS

  • josh

    Tyler Perry sitcom is cheaper to produce. Tyler Perry filmed three episode in one week. Cost for Tyler Perry sitcoms are a lot more cheaper then Men at work. The Quality For Men At Work is probably better(i never watched the show) then TylerPerry sitcom

  • disney rocks

    Are we there yet? should be back by the end of 2012 presumably. No idea why TBS is taking so long when so many episodes have been filmed waiting to air.

  • Sheena

    It surprised me how much I like ‘Men at Work’. I usually have a hard time standing laugh-track/live audience shows, but this is pretty good.

    I keep forgetting that TBS is “deep cable” and can use more vulgar language if they want.

    I am glad this show got renewed.

  • iggy.

    Anger Management and the Tyler Perry sitcoms are produced by Debmar-Mercury, whose contracts are for 10 episodes, and a 90 episode renewal if the ratings surpass an agreed-upon number. Two or three episodes are produced per week. I read the article yesterday too.

  • juan

    I can’t wait for Cougar Town

  • Brad

    They probably want to see were the ratings fall (if they do fall) so TBS can pay fair value for a long term contract with Men At Work. That’s what I would do at TBS.

  • Sean

    I know the Tyler Perry shows are made quickly and cheaply, but isn’t is sad that’s not even the main reason they’re so f*cking awful?

  • dgh

    I thought for sure Men at Work would be another one and done comedy but damn was a surprised all the characters just seem to click.

  • PJM

    I kind of wonder how well Men at Work would have done had it not been for it being well-sandwiched between Big Bang Theory reruns.

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