American Dad! lived for 10 seasons on Fox before moving to TBS in October. Apparently, the new partnership is going well: TBS has ordered 22 more episodes of the show.
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Sorry, Scrubs fans: Ground Floor will not be reuniting Christa Miller and John C. McGinley.
Dr. Cox will be reuniting with his ex-wife when Ground Floor stages a Scrubs reunion next season.
CeeLo Green’s TBS reality show, The Good Life, has been canceled, sources confirm to EW. The news comes shortly after the former The Voice coach came under fire for a series of offensive tweets about rape, in which he argued that women must be conscious to “really” be raped. Green pleaded no contest Friday to a felony charge that he furnished ecstasy to a woman in 2012.
A network insider said the show was canceled was due to poor ratings. Before news of the cancellation came out, however, a petition from women’s rights group UltraViolet had called for TBS to get rid of the show in light of Green’s tweets.
The Good Life had a short run earlier this summer and focused on Green’s reunion with his hip-hop group Goodie Mob. The TBS webpage for the show has been replaced by an error message.
Too long relegated to sad, dusty obscurity, the mostly forgotten ’90s comedy gem Seinfeld will finally resurface on TBS later this month. In a press release, the network encouraged the series’s network of few-and-far-between fans to tweet with the hashtag #seinfeld25 as they discuss episodes of the critically acclaimed show about a New York comic and his quirky gang of friends. Perhaps now Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer will get the recognition and the exposure they always deserved.
From June 30 through July 5, TBS will air 25 of Seinfeld‘s most famous episodes—including “The Chinese Restaurant,” “The Serenity Now,” “The Puffy Shirt,” and “The Contest”—culled from the series’s immensely successful nine-season run (1989-1998). Episodes will air in two-hour blocks each night, concluding with a five-episode insta-binge on Saturday. Seinfeld is widely regarded as one of the greatest sitcoms ever, and the show’s stars made news earlier this year for appearing in a Super Bowl commercial.
Hopefully new initiates to the ’90s sitcom will be able to follow the famously dense and intricate plotting of the “show about nothing.” If not, though, they can also catch reruns on TBS literally any weeknight during any given week.
At least Conan O’Brien isn’t going to retire anytime soon. TBS has given a big renewal to Conan, extending the talk show through 2018. That adds another three years onto O’Brien’s previous deal with the cable network.
“Over the past four years, we have built a terrific relationship with Conan O’Brien and are thrilled to be extending his series for another three years,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS. “Conan has not only brought an incredibly young audience to TBS but has also created a digital presence that draws millions of fans to his unique brand of comedy. In addition, Conan has taken his show on the road for memorable weeks in New York, Atlanta and last month in Dallas, and will be breaking new ground next year when Conan becomes the first late-night show to tape at Comic-Con.”
The 51-year-old former host of NBC’s Tonight Show averages 862,000 viewers including DVR playback, but TBS says he has more adults 18-34 than some of his bigger competitors — including CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Conan O’Brien is going to Comic-Con — in 2015.
TBS announced Monday that Conan will broadcast an entire week of shows (July 8-12, 2015) from San Diego’s Spreckels Theater. (So perhaps we can take Conan off the David Letterman replacement lists?)
This marks the first time a late-night program has ever broadcast from San Diego during the event, the network said.
This year, Comic-Con will take place from July 17-24.
Need your Phillippe fix? Flags of Our Fathers and Cruel Intentions star Ryan Phillippe will appear — as himself! — on the new season of TBS’ Men at Work, which kicked off last week and airs every Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET, including a new episode tonight.
Above, we have your first look at Phillippe’s episode, airing Feb. 5, and the actor is looking his late-’90s-heartthrob best. Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage) also guest-stars as a love interest for Milo (Danny Masterson). See Phillippe with Chriqui and Masterson in another exclusive image below:
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Did someone call for Mr. and Mrs. Bing? TBS just announced that former Friends stars Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox will be reuniting this winter when Perry guest-stars on Cougar Town.
Details about Perry’s role will be announced soon, but if he wants to fit in with the gang, we’re willing to bet he’s going to drink a little wine and make some inappropriate jokes. At least, that’s what we hope happens.
Cougar Town‘s fifth season premieres Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. on TBS.
Prepare your mustache combs and dust off the old jazz flute:
On Nov. 21, Ron Burgundy is coming back to Conan. Update: The Burgundy bit will now air on Conan‘s Nov. 20 episode.
As you may recall, Burgundy — a.k.a. Will Ferrell — last stopped by Conan O’Brien’s TBS show to break the news that Anchorman‘s long-anticipated sequel had finally been greenlit. This time around, Ferrell-as-Burgundy will apparently stick around for “a much longer conversation,” according to a release — one mainly about Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings, an Anchorman 2 tie-in book/Burgundy “autobiography” that hits shelves Nov. 18. Anchorman 2 debuts a month later, on Dec. 20.
“It’s thrilling to be on the Conan O’Brien show, a top flight show. I’m excited to hear he’s still on television,” “Burgundy” said in a statement.
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During last week’s Upfronts presentations, Turner networks TNT and TBS announced that they will become the first entertainment networks to live stream content nationwide across multiple platforms 24/7. Cable subscribers will be able to watch a simulcast of the two networks’ programming via apps currently called TNT and TBS that will soon be rebranded as Watch TNT and Watch TBS.
Turner (which, like EW, is owned by TimeWarner) already streams live content for its networks CNN, HLN, and Cartoon Network, though only CNN and HLN stream 24/7. News and sports were among the first types of programming Turner made available live. Jeremy Legg, Turner SVP of business development and multi-platform distribution told EW that “it got to the point where we felt like the market was mature enough that we bring the next set of content online. So our general entertainment networks were the next logical place to begin streaming. This is in some ways the last set of streaming that we’re doing rather than the first…. It’s obvious to us that consumers want to be able to access our content on these other platforms.” READ FULL STORY
We already know TNT is bringing Sean Bean, Eric Dane, and the mind of Frank Darabont back to our TVs, but at today’s Turner Upfront, TNT and TBS announced some more big names developing potential shows for the networks — including Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Steve Carell, Jamie Foxx, Elizabeth Banks, Diablo Cody, Denis Leary, Dick Wolf, and Nicholas Sparks. The loglines: READ FULL STORY
Viewers can soon access TBS and TNT via their phones and tablet computers. The Turner networks announced today they they will become the first entertainment network to stream on-air content live, around the clock, across many platforms.
“Starting this summer, subscribers will be able to watch TBS and TNT live – anytime, anywhere, on multiple devices,” Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, in a statement. “Tablets and smartphones become television sets, bringing new opportunities for us and for advertisers.”
TNT and TBS will begin to live stream this summer just as their summer lineups begin in earnest with Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Major Crimes, Perception, Franklin & Bash, and Sullivan & Son.