Here’s the press release from TBS
TBS Greenlights Animated Series The Cops (working title) Starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks
Turner’s TBS has greenlit ten episodes of the animated series The Cops (working title), starring and co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The two also serve as executive producers on the series with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein. The Cops is produced by FX Productions, Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton and Turner’s Studio T, and is slated to premiere in 2018.
The Cops follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two Los Angeles patrolmen trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.
“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., Albert Brooks and Greg Daniels at the forefront of what is going to be a serious push into animated comedy for TBS in 2018,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “I only hope these newbies know what they’re doing.”
As the latest series in TBS’s growing animation pipeline, The Cops joins TBS’s iconic hit American Dad!, from Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, which is currently in its 12th season on Monday nights. TBS’s surge in animation also includes the upcoming series Tarantula, a dark comedy from Carson Mell about the residents of a seedy hotel, and Final Space, an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers.
Animation is a key component of TBS’s extensive brand evolution, which began last year with an unprecedented string of new comedy hits, including Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth, Search Party and the buzz-generating late-night powerhouse Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Those shows will be joined in August by Greg Garcia’s comedic anthology series The Guest Book.
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces the comedy series Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, Man Seeking Woman, You’re the Worst and the animated comedy series Archer, and co-produces the drama series The Americans and Taboo and the limited series American Crime Story and Fargo, all for FX Networks. FXP co-produces the comedy series One Mississippi for Amazon and the animated comedy series The Cops for TBS.
TBS, a division of Turner, is basic cable’s #1 network with young adults and home to six of the year’s most popular new comedies on cable, including Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth and Search Party. Upcoming comedies include The Guest Book, Tarantula and Final Space, as well as the digital animated series Storyville. TBS also presents late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and will soon launch the competition series Drop the Mic. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball’s regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner’s brand new eSports gaming league.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, FilmStruck, Super Deluxe, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of this anumated comedy? Will you check out The Cops TV show on TBS?