TNT and TBS have handed out three series renewals, it was announced Wednesday.
TNT’s freshman drama “Animal Kingdom,” TBS’ new comedy “Wrecked” and sophomore laffer “Angie Tribeca” have all been renewed for new seasons of 10 episodes each.
Since rebranding in January, TBS has premiered and renewed four new comedies: “Angie Tribeca,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Detour” and “Wrecked.” All four rank among the year’s Top 10 new cable comedies among adults 18-49, with “Wrecked” and “The Detour” topping the chart.
“A year ago we began reinventing TBS, and thanks to the incredible talent behind these shows, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time,” Brett Weitz, head of original programming for TBS, says in a statement. “Pulling the trigger on renewals early allows us to build on our success by giving fans new seasons more quickly.”
TNT’s original programming head Sarah Aubrey says, “‘Animal Kingdom’ has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network in the direction we hoped it would. I’m confident that our strategy of working with high-caliber talent and then getting out of their way will continue to pay off.”
“Wrecked” is averaging a 0.5 same-day rating in adults 18-49 and 1.36 million viewers through four episodes; TBS says delayed and multiplatform viewing pushes it to 5.2 million. “Angie Tribeca” draws a 0.3 and 605,000 viewers same-day (2.6 million multiplatform viewers).
On TNT, “Animal Kingdom’s” first four episodes have averaged a 0.4 and 1.19 million viewers; TNT says the multiplatform number is 6.7 million.