To no surprise, TBS has renewed Sullivan & Son for a second season of 10 episodes. It’s frequently one of the highest-rated original series on cable on Thursday nights. The first season has drawn more viewers than the cable channel’s other newbie sitcom, Men at Work.
Sullivan & Son revolves around a successful corporate attorney who gives up his life in New York to return home to help run the family bar in Pittsburgh. The cast includes Steve Byrne, Dan Lauria, Jodi Long, Brian Doyle-Murray, Brooke Lyons, Christine Ebersole, Owen Benjamin, Valerie Azlynn, and Vivian Bang.
There are two more first season episodes of Sullivan & Son to come and they’ll air this Thursday and next, September 13th.
Here’s the press release with some additional details.
TBS Orders a Second Round of “Sullivan & Son”
TBS has ordered a second season of the popular new sitcom Sullivan & Son. Currently airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), the comedy is averaging more than 2.5 million viewers in its first season and ranks as one of the Top 25 new summer series on television. TBS has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to launch in 2013.
“Sullivan & Son has gotten off to a strong start, quickly building its own fan base,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’ve had a great time working with Steve Byrne, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, Rob Long and the wonderful cast and crew of Sullivan & Son, and we look forward to seeing the show continue to grow in 2013.”
TBS’s Sullivan & Son stars Steve Byrne as a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he leaves his Manhattan lifestyle and moves to Pittsburgh to take over his parents’ pub. Byrne is joined by a stellar ensemble cast that includes Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin and Dan Lauria. Sullivan & Son is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and showrunner Rob Long. Created by Long and Byrne, Sullivan & Son comes to TBS from Wild West Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.
Connect with Sullivan & Son Website: http://www.tbs.com/shows/sullivanandson/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SullivanTBS | #SullivanTBS
In addition to Sullivan & Son, TBS’s slate of original series includes Cougar Town, the popular comedy that’s moving to TBS, with the premiere set for early 2013. Earlier this summer, TBS renewed the hit series Men at Work and launched the second season of the Friday night hit Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse. In addition, the network’s original programming lineup includes the comedy series Wedding Band, launching in November; the reality-competition show King of the Nerds, coming in early 2013; and Who Gets the Last Laugh? (working title) and Deon Cole’s Black Box (working title), both slated for 2013.
TBS is basic cable’s #1 network among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features the Emmy(R)-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien; and original primetime comedy series like Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Cougar Town, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse, Wedding Band, King of the Nerds, Who Gets the Last Laugh? (working title) and Deon Cole’s Black Box (working title). TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation 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 Sullivan & Son sitcom on TBS? Are you glad that it’s been renewed or do you think it should have been cancelled instead?