TBS has handed down an early second season renewal to their new comedy series, The Detour. The cable channel has picked up 13 episodes for season two.
The series will premiere next Monday, April 11th, at 9pm. You can also watch the pilot below.
Here’s the press release:
TBS Picks Up Season 2 of The Detour
Network Orders Second Season Before Premiere of Comedy Starring Jason Jones & Natalie Zea
And Executive Produced by Jones and Samantha Bee
Season One Premiere Episode Available Today On Facebook & YouTube
TBS, a division of Turner, is getting ready to hit the road again with the Parker family and all their obvious dysfunction. The network has ordered a 13-episode second season of the series several days before the show’s official launch. Created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, The Detour is an often too honest look at the family dynamic and the chaos that can erupt from not being honest with the ones we love. Starring Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich and Liam Carroll, the series is set to debut on TBS Monday, April 11, at 9/8c.
“I’m very excited to be going back to making my favorite show not yet on TV and look forward to making outrageous demands in my rider for the second season,” said Jones.
“Jason and Sam’s vision and execution of the first season was original and unexpected at every ridiculous turn,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “Having Jason as Executive Producer, Director and Star really brought a definition to the voice of the characters and a realism to this family.”
Millions of viewers have already sampled the show with sneak preview telecasts following TBS’s coverage of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. Starting today, TBS will make the pilot available to stream on The Detour Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheDetourTBS), TBS’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLfBN3pbQgg), TBS.com, TBS On Demand and the Watch TBS mobile app, as well as on TV providers’ sites and apps.
The Detour is executive produced by Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Brennan Shroff and Tony Hernandez.
TBS is basic cable’s #1 entertainment network with young adults. Available across multiple platforms in 95 million homes, TBS features bold, original scripted comedies, including American Dad!, Angie Tribeca, The Detour and the upcoming Wrecked, Search Party and People of Earth. The network also presents exciting competition series, such as Separation Anxiety and America’s Greatest Makers. In late night, TBS is home to CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, and Ful l Frontal with Samantha Bee. 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 the brand new eSports gaming league.
TBS is part of Turner, a Time Warner company that creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
What do you think? Do you plan to watch The Detour when it premieres? Does this early renewal influence your decision?