TBS, TNT Renewals Continue Networks' Ongoing Evolution
Over the past year, TBS and TNT began a much-anticipated brand refresh featuring bolder programming at both of the popular networks. Those evolutions progressed this week, as three original series were renewed: The acclaimed (and addicting) Animal Kingdom on TNT, and, on TBS, the hit comedies Wrecked and Angie Tribeca.
On TNT, the new drama series Animal Kingdom is reaching 6.7 million viewers each week across all platforms, attracting an audience that is evenly divided among men and women, and boasting the youngest viewership of any TNT drama.
"Animal Kingdom has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network in the direction we hoped it would," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.
Here's a quick look behind the scenes:
For TBS, the network has premiered (and renewed) four new comedies so far this year, with this week's renewals joining those of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and The Detour.
"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," said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS.
Wrecked -- cable's #1 new comedy and one of the Top 25 scripted cable series year-to-date -- will bring its comical castaways ashore next year for a 10-episode second season (Watch the video below to #GetWrecked).
Not to be outdone, the (comparatively) old standby Angie Tribeca will return for its third (!) season next year, following a strong 41% growth among adults 18-49 between its first and second seasons (If you're still not caught up, may we recommend a Hyper Binge?).
Watch for more exciting new series from both TNT and TBS, as detailed at this year's Upfront experience.