TBS has ordered a police procedural comedy — Angie Tribeca — from Nancy and Steve Carell. The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes of the single-camera sitcom for a 2015 debut.
The series will star Rashida Jones, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen.
Here are the details from TBS:
TBS Greenlights Steve & Nancy Carell’s Police Procedural Satire “Angie Tribeca” (working title), Starring Rashida Jones
Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen also Star, With Guest Appearances by Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow and Gary Cole
TBS has given the greenlight to the character-driven police comedy Angie Tribeca (working title), the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell. Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) stars in the satirical look at police procedurals, along with Jere Burns (Justified, Dear John), Deon Cole (CONAN, Funny Business) and Andree Vermeulen (Laid Off, NTSF:SD:SUV). Angie Tribeca is being executive-produced by Steve and Nancy Carell through their Carousel Television, along with Campbell Smith (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Thom Hinkle (I Bet You). Steve and Nancy Carell also wrote the pilot, which was directed by Steve Carell.
TBS has ordered 10 episodes of Angie Tribeca, which is slated to premiere in 2015. The single-camera comedy focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of LAPD detectives who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information and refuse to rest until justice has been served… sort of. Jones plays Angie Tribeca, a lone wolf who’s capable, committed, strong and not thrilled when her boss (Burns) tells her she has to work with a partner (Macarthur).
Making guest appearances in the opening episode of Angie Tribeca are Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, Chocolat), Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Web Therapy), Gary Cole (Pineapple Express, Office Space), Nancy Carell (The Office, Bridesmaids), Hayes Macarthur (Life as We Know It, Go On) and Matthew Glave (Growing Up Fisher, Perception).
“Angie Tribeca is a hilarious spoof of police procedurals in the spirit of The Naked Gun, with a terrific cast and a wickedly funny point of view,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’re proud to be working with the outstanding comedy talents behind Angie Tribeca, especially Nancy and Steve Carell and the incredibly talented Rashida Jones.”
TBS is basic cable’s reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 101 million households, TBS features original scripted comedies like Cougar Town, Ground Floor, Sullivan & Son and Men at Work, as well as American Dad!, which will become a TBS original series in late 2014. TBS also features original unscripted series like King of the Nerds, Deal With It and Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show, as well as the upcoming CeeLo Green’s The Good Life and Funniest Wins. In late night TBS, is home to the Emmy(R)-winning series CONAN, starring Conan O�Brien, and The Pete Holmes Show. The TBS lineup also includes popular contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports.
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