angie-tribeca-tbsTBS made a big, splashy announcement Thursday that it had “renewed” its forthcoming series “Angie Tribeca” for an unheard-of 10 more seasons.

There is, of course, a catch. Each “season” will be one episode long. The channel is attempting to do PR in the deadpan vein of the show, a sendup of lone-wolf cop dramas that stars Rashida Jones. That doesn’t exactly come across in the release, considering the show isn’t out yet and most people don’t know its in-joke tone.

But hey, here we are talking about “Angie Tribeca,” so maybe it worked.

Here’s the actual deal with “Angie Tribeca,” which TBS describes as “powerful, heroic, unforgettable and tastefully erotic.”

Starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT Jan. 17, TBS will run the show’s first 10 episodes — Season 1, per the release — continuously in a commercial-free, 25-hour marathon. “Seasons” 2 through 11 — in actuality, 10 more new episodes — will then air weekly at 10 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 25.

“We are so incredibly proud of ‘Angie Tribeca,'” the release says, “we’re going to shove it down America’s throat in a really big way.”

OK then.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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