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Turner Network media brands TBS and TNT have renewed three original series currently airing on the networks: the critically acclaimed TNT drama Animal Kingdom, the new TBS series Wrecked and the hit TBS comedy Angie Tribeca.
Wrecked ranks among cable's Top 25 scripted series for the year-to-date and is the #1 new cable comedy among adults 18-49.
Angie Tribeca's second season premiere delivered cable's largest increase of adults 18-49 (+41%) for a returning comedy this year.
Animal Kingdom is pulling in a young audience profile and has been on an upward trajectory since its premiere.
- Carissa Pavlica
Turner networks TNT and TBS have handed out three series renewals, it was announced Wednesday.
Since rebranding in January, TBS has premiered and renewed four new comedies: “Angie Tribeca,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Detour” and “Wrecked.” All four rank among the year’s Top 10 new cable comedies among adults 18-49, with “Wrecked” and “The Detour” topping the chart.
“A year ago we began reinventing TBS, and thanks to the incredible talent behind these shows, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “Pulling the trigger on renewals early allows us to build on our success by giving fans new seasons more quickly.”
“‘Animal Kingdom’ has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network »
- Laura Prudom
Lost, a hit dramatic series about a group of plane crash survivors on a strange island, ran for six seasons on ABC. Now, TBS is trying a comedy version called Wrecked. Will it also be a hit in the ratings? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A single-camera comedy, Wrecked follows a diverse group of strangers who are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash. It’s a dangerous new world where they must face many threats -- mostly brought on by themselves. No longer plugged into the rest of the world, the group struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without modern comforts. The cast includes Ally Maki, Will Greenberg, Brian Sacca, Asif Ali, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, and Zach Cregger.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of »
Check out these photos and watch a preview of the Wrecked TV show, premiering on TBS, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:00pm. TBS says the new comedy series is, "...about a bunch of nobodies who get stranded on a desert island after their plane goes down and all hell breaks loose."
Days of Our Lives fans, keep watching Wrecked's "Crashing Landing" preview, at least until the 4:12 mark. That's when James Scott (formerly Ej Dimera on the daytime drama) makes a dashing entry, which includes him ripping open his shirt. You're welcome. The Wrecked TV series cast also includes: Ginger Gonzaga, Asif Ali, Brian Sacca, Zach Creggar, Jessica Lowe, Will Greenberg, Brooke Dillman, Rhys Darby, and Ally Maki.
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Night of the Living Deb, 2015.
Directed by Kyle Rankin.
After an awkward one-night stand, Deb and Ryan wake up to find their town has become populated with flesh-eating zombies.
Deb (Maria Thayer) is a quirky and charming young woman who, after a drunken night of fourth of July celebrations, ends up in the bed of handsome stranger Ryan (Michael Cassidy). Feeling awkward and slightly embarrassed the pair say their goodbyes the following morning but are reunited sooner than they think when it becomes apparent that the world they’ve woken up to isn’t quite the same as it was when they went to sleep, as everybody now seems to be munching on the guts of the corpses covering the streets.
Hoping to escape the town the pair make their way back to »
- Amie Cranswick
If Lost and Gilligan's Island had a baby, it could be Wrecked. Watch "Mayhem," a trailer for the Wrecked TV series on TBS, premiering Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 10:00pm. The new ensemble comedy comes from executive producers and writers Justin Shipley and Jordan Shipley and producer Jesse Hara.
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