TBS has handed out renewals to three comedy series that have aired this summer.
“People of Earth” and “Wrecked” will return for their third seasons in 2018, and newcomer “The Guest Book” will get a second season on the cable channel.
“Since rebranding this network just two years ago, we have renewed 100% of our scripted originals, which have all generated impressive audience growth in an environment that’s seeing mostly declines,” Brett Weitz, head of original programming for TBS, says in a statement. “Our shows are connecting with fans and we’re going to keep making these genuinely funny comedies with the best creators in this business.”
“The Guest Book” has put up solid ratings so far in its first season. Through seven episodes the show from “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia is averaging a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.12 million viewers for initial airings. Its all-in audience (including streaming, on demand and DVR) is 3.5 million viewers, the best for a first-year cable comedy so far in 2017.
Season 2 of “Wrecked” came in at 0.4 and 1 million viewers for first airings, rising to 3.6 million multiplatform viewers. “People of Earth” scored a 0.3 and 676,000 initially, eventually improving to 2.7 million all-in.
Both second-year shows also improved their adults 18-34 ratings over last season.
The three shows join previous renewals “Angie Tribeca” and “The Detour” in earning pickups for next year. TBS will make a call on second-year show “Search Party” after it airs later in the year.