In good news for mankind, the People of Earth TV show has been renewed for a second season on TBS. The comedy series follows a reporter and the members of “StarCrossed” — a support group for alien abductees. Wyatt Cenac stars as New York journalist, Ozzie Graham. Although at first, he is skeptical of the group’s claims, he begins to suspect he too has been abducted.
David Jenkins created People of Earth and is a co-executive producer on the series. Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson, and Ken Hall also star.
TBS Adds People of Earth and Search Party to Roster of Renewed 2016 Shows
Network has Renewed All Six of its 2016 Original Scripted Comedies
Viewers and Critics Connect with Latest Comedies Defining the New TBS
Turner’s TBS ends an impressive and transformative year with renewals of all six of its 2016 scripted comedies. The network today announced 10-episode season 2 renewals of its two most recent critically acclaimed comedies, People of Earth and Search Party, which join the network’s previous 2016 renewals of Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour and Wrecked, in addition to comedy mainstays Conan and American Dad!
Since premiering Halloween night, People of Earth has ranked one of the year’s Top 10 new cable comedies among adults 18-49 and is currently reaching 4.3 million viewers per episode across all platforms. The series has continued to grow throughout the season, with episode seven hitting a season high up 28 percent vs. the season average. People of Earth, airing Mondays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) from Emmy® winners Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels, along with creator David Jenkins stars an ensemble cast led by Wyatt Cenac as a reporter investigating a support group for alien abductees.
“Twelve months ago we set out to reimagine the TBS brand and its place in the TV landscape. To end 2016 with all six shows returning is humbling,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “The amazing teams behind People of Earth and Search Party have created complex, funny characters and crafted truly distinctive stories. Renewing both shows is the perfect end to a transformative year for TBS.”
Season two of People of Earth will premiere in 2017.
What do you think? Have you watched season one of the People of Earth TV series? Do you plan to tune in for season two on TBS?