TBS has announced that they’ve decided to air the first season of their new single-camera comedy, Angie Tribeca, in a commercial-free marathon. The 25 hour marathon of 10 episodes will begin airing on Sunday, January 17th at 9pm.
The cable channel has also renewed Angie Tribeca for a second season of 10 episodes (though they jokingly refer to it as a 10 season renewal of one episode each). Those episodes will air weekly starting January 25th.
Here’s the press release and the trailer:
TBS to Launch Angie Tribeca with 25-Hour Marathon of the
Entire First Season Commercial-Free Starting Jan. 17;
Orders 10 More Seasons Prior to Series Premiere in Largest Renewal Ever
Weekly Rollout of Seasons 2-11 Begin Monday, Jan. 25
Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen
Star in TBS’s Powerful, Heroic, Unforgettable and Tastefully Erotic Cop Show
TBS has already renewed its upcoming series Angie Tribeca for 10 all-new seasons well before the curtain even rises on the future Emmy® winner. TBS will introduce viewers to its first-ever police procedural with a massive, international multiplatform launch on Sunday, Jan. 17, giving subscribers the opportunity to binge on all 10 episodes of season 1 commercial-free through a 25-hour on-air marathon (Sunday 9 p.m. – Monday 10 p.m. ET/PT), as well as through TBS’s VOD, digital and mobile platforms. Then on Monday, Jan. 25, TBS will begin rolling out season 2-11, each of which consists of one episode, giving viewers a season premiere and season finale in one really tight package. The new seasons will launch weekly across TBS platforms each Monday at 9:30 p.m. (ET/P T).
Real, brooding and shockingly alive, Angie Tribeca is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell, who executive-produce the series through their Carousel Television. The series follows a squad of committed LAPD detectives who investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.
At the center of Angie Tribeca is Angie Tribeca, played by Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) in the performance of a lifetime as a lone-wolf detective who is none too happy when partnered with J Geils, played by Hayes MacArthur (Life As We Know It, Go On). Jere Burns (Justified, Breaking Bad) plays the squad’s apoplectic captain. Helping solve each complex case are detective Danny Tanner, played by Deon Cole (CONAN, Black-ish); Dr. Monica Scholls, the quirky, bespectacled medical examiner played by Andrée Vermeulen (Upright Citizen’s Brigade, How To Train Your Dragon television series); and Hoffman, Tanner’s K9 German Shepard partner played by Jagger (Max). Not involved with the series is Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull, Goodfellas).
“Angie Tribeca has everything anyone could ever imagine in a crime drama,” said a TBS spokesperson, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Dead bodies, heinous crimes, complex mysteries within mysteries, violence, grit, sex, gritty sex and a detective who will stop at nothing to get her man…or woman…or ferret. We are so incredibly proud of Angie Tribeca, we’re going to shove it down America’s throat in a really big way. And not just America. We’re taking Angie global!”
On the international front, TBS’s throat-shoving strategy for Angie Tribeca involves rolling out the show on numerous Turner International entertainment networks in January. Turner’s Latin American andGerman networks are set to join the 25-hour marathon on Jan. 17, while Spanish, Nordic and Asiannetworks (both truTV and Warner TV) will premiere all first-season episodes at one time.
Angie Tribeca: The Launch
Season 1 – Starting Sunday, Jan. 17
Binge watching is the new normal, but for such a haunting, raw series like Angie Tribeca, one binge won’t be enough. So TBS is going to give viewers the ultimate binge experience: a 25-hour marathon of the entire season played five times in a row, Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – Monday, Jan. 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with each episode running commercial-free. The first season will also be available across TBS On Demand, tbs.com, the Watch TBS mobile app and participating providers’ platforms and apps. It’s the biggest epic event since TV’s last big epic event.
Seasons 2-11 – Available Mondays, beginning Jan. 25
After binging on Angie Tribeca‘s first season, viewers can start diving into seasons 2-11, each one consisting of a single episode that will allow viewers to experience the emotional highs of a season premiere and season finale in one powerful 30-minute package. Seasons 2-11 of Angie Tribeca are set to debut Mondays at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT), starting Jan. 25, followed by availability across TBS’s on-demand platforms. As if that weren’t enough, each week’s season premiere/finale on the linear network will be followed by an encore telecast from season 1 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
TBS is basic cable’s #1 network with young adults. Seriously, it is. Available across multiple platforms in 95 million homes, TBS features such original comedies as American Dad! and the upcoming Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked and Search Party, along with unscripted originals like Funny Or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman, Meet the Smiths and the upcoming Separation Anxiety andAmerica’s Greatest Makers (working title). In late night TBS is home to CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, and the upcoming < em>Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. The TBS lineup also includes the popular contemporary comedies The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball’s regular and post-season play; the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship; and the brand new eSports gaming league.
TBS is part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of this series? Do you plan to tune in for the Angie Tribeca marathon?