Animal Kingdom, Wrecked and Angie Tribeca Renewed by TNT and TBS

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.

Today's renewals mark the latest steps in the ongoing evolution of the networks under TBS and TNT President Kevin Reilly, who has set out to energize both brands and draw in younger audiences.

Since rebranding in January, TBS has premiered and renewed four new comedies: Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour and Wrecked. All
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TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom,’ TBS Comedies ‘Angie Tribeca’ and ‘Wrecked’ Renewed

Turner networks TNT and TBS have handed out three series renewals, it was announced Wednesday.

TNT’s freshman drama “Animal Kingdom,” TBS’ new comedy “Wrecked” and sophomore laffer “Angie Tribeca” have all been renewed for new seasons.

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
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Ashley Tisdale’s ‘Clipped’ Canceled at TBS After First Season

Ashley Tisdale’s ‘Clipped’ Canceled at TBS After First Season
TBS has taken the shears to “Clipped,” canceling the comedy after one season.

The series starred Ashley Tisdale, George Wendt and Mike Castle and was set in a Boston-area barbershop. It focused on a now-grown, formerly unpopular kid (Ryan Pinkston), who becomes his old classmates’ boss. The series was created by “Will & Grace” duo David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, who exec produced via their KoMut Entertainment with Warner Horizon Television. Director James Widdoes also exec produced.

Clipped” premiered in June to 1.4 million viewers, despite its lead-in from “Big Bang Theory” reruns, and averaged between 1.2 to 1.3 million throughout its run. Along with failed sitcoms “Ground Floor” and “Sullivan & Son,” it is another example of how TBS has been struggling to find successful original comedies — something newly-minted president Kevin Reilly has vowed to change.

“The new TBS will have a huge slate of originals, awesomely in-your-face and effortlessly diverse live-action comedies, original animation,
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Community: Season Seven or Cancelled Again?

Will there be a seventh season of Community? Add creator Dan Harmon to the list of people who think it is possible the series will be cancelled, yet again. Harmon ran the show from its fall 2009 NBC debut, through the first three seasons, before being replaced by David Guarascio and Moses Port. Following a faltering fourth season, Sony Pictures Television brought Harmon back for season five, after which NBC cancelled the single-camera sitcom.

Yahoo! Screen brought Community back for season six, and fans were hoping for season seven. In talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Harmon reveals that Community's champion, Kathy Savitt is no longer at Yahoo! Community stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jim Rash. Chevy Chase and Donald Glover exited in 2014.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

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This week in tv news: ‘Rectify’ season three gets a premiere date

Scream Queens, which received a new trailer this week.

USA Network has formally given a series order to Queen of the South. The series will be based on the 2002 Spanish novel La Raina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which has already been adapted into a Spanish-language telenovela, and will star City of God and PredatorsAlice Braga in the lead role of Teresa Mendoza. The series synopsis is as follows.

Queen Of The South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel.
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Turner Upfront: TNT, TBS Load Up On Shows, Prep For ‘Daring’ Brand Makeovers

TNT and TBS will double the volume of original series offered during the next three years as Turner’s flagship entertainment cablers head in a more “daring” and “in-your-face” direction.

Kevin Reilly, who signed on in January as president of TNT and TBS and chief content officer of Turner Entertainment, is promising a big shift in tone for TBS, the comedy-centric channel that is now largely fueled by repeats of “The Big Bang Theory.”

Reilly is to outline the makeovers he intends to implement at TNT and TBS at Turner’s upfront presentation Wednesday morning at Madison Square Garden that for the first time featured all of the company’s cable channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TruTV and Boomerang.

“The new TBS will have a huge slate of originals, awesomely in-your-face and effortlessly diverse live-action comedies, original animation, big unscripted ideas with attitude, latenight talk and, of course,
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As 'Community' heads to Yahoo, what crazy turn will its story take next?

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As 'Community' heads to Yahoo, what crazy turn will its story take next?
Tonight at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, "Community" will become the latest cultish show canceled by a traditional TV network to live again via a streaming service — and the first of its kind to migrate over to Yahoo Screen, which will be debuting the rest of this sixth season every Monday night/Tuesday morning at this time(*). (*) There are two episodes tonight, then one a week going forward. So long as I have advance screeners, as well as time in which to do it, I'll be running episode reviews about a half hour (or, tonight, hour) after the episodes go live on Yahoo, for those of you who are up at that time of night (or in a more favorable time zone) to watch it. This is the latest improbable behind-the-scenes development in a series that has seen more than its fair share, including the firing and later re-hiring of creator Dan Harmon,
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Community season 4: is it worth watching?

With Community season 6 around the corner & all 5 seasons now on UK Netflix, should you skip or watch the Dan Harmon-less "gas leak year"?

If you're enjoying watching Community for the first time, since it arrived on UK Netflix last week, the anomaly of the fourth season might be a little bewildering. Where the rest of the show is witty, enjoyable and well-versed in pop culture without being obnoxious about it, season four is almost like an exaggeration of what came before, and yet if you can get through it, it becomes great again in season five.

For those of us more acclimatised to the volatile behind-the-scenes situation on the NBC show, you might remember that there was a season there where series creator and showrunner Dan Harmon was fired, only to be re-hired the following year in an unprecedented turnaround by the network.

With Harmon reinstated, season four looks even more like a blip.
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NBC’s ‘Marry Me’ Engaged in 74 International Territories

NBC’s ‘Marry Me’ Engaged in 74 International Territories
London — Sony Pictures Television has licensed “Marry Me,” which was NBC’s No. 1 comedy this season, to 74 territories across six continents.

The show — from the executive producers of “Happy Endings” — premiered in the U.S. in October. It is the most-watched Tuesday night comedy this season on any broadcast network among total viewers, and the No. 2 new comedy overall among adults 18-49, based on live +7 data from Nielsen Media Research.

Marry Me” follows Jake (Ken Marino from “Party Down”) and Annie (Casey Wilson from “Happy Endings”), who after six years of dating are finally getting engaged, which is all Annie seems to want. But Jake and Annie approach things completely differently: Annie is a four-alarm fire, while Jake is calm and laid back about everything. When Annie manages to insult their every friend and family member, the hard-won engagement is in jeopardy.

Canal Sony has acquired the rights to the
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NBC Orders More ‘Marry Me’

NBC Orders More ‘Marry Me’
NBC is falling in love with “Marry Me.”

The network has ordered five additional episodes of the freshman comedy, bringing the total order to 18 episodes.

Marry Me” is averaging a 2.0 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers overall through the season’s first six weeks, making it the #2 new broadcast comedy in 18-49 so far this season behind ABC’s “Black-ish.” Of NBC’s four comedies this fall (two on Tuesday and two on Thursday), “Marry Me” is faring the best.

The Sony Pictures TV romcom, which stars Ken Marino and Casey Wilson, is exec produced by David Caspe, Seth Gordon, Jamie Tarses, Moses Port and David Guarascio.
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NBC Commits To A Bill Lawrence Pilot Of The It Crowd

The I.T Crowd is something of a British institution. It is a beloved TV comedy from the pen of the incredibly talented Graham Linehan (Father Ted), which follows the slightly surreal, completely hilarious escapades of some technical support workers at a large corporation. Ultimately comprising four 6 episode seasons and a one-off ‘special’, the show aired in the UK from 2006 to 2010, with its single, triumphant return hitting screens to great acclaim in 2013. It helped launch the careers of its three main cast members – Chris O’Dowd (Dinner For Schmucks, Bridesmaids, This Is 40), Richard Ayoade (Submarine, The Watch, The Double) and Katherine Parkinson (Sherlock, The Honourable Woman), and also its main supporting player, Matt Berry (Moon, Snow White And The Huntsman). In the UK, it is widely held as the gold standard for TV comedy, and now, NBC have committed themselves to a Us pilot of the show, from Scrubs creator,
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Yahoo Screen Turns Community Into The First Bionic Show

“Ratings? Where we’re going, we don’t need ratings.” There was a collective cry of joy from Community‘s passionate fanbase at the end of May, when Yahoo Screen saved the show from cancellation with an eleventh-hour pick-up. Suddenly, the darkest timeline fans had been living in since the beloved cult comedy got the axe from NBC had been averted.

Since that incredible day, news about Yahoo Screen’s upcoming 13-episode sixth season of the show has just been getting better and better. We now know that showrunner Dan Harmon is planning to take full advantage of the reduced creative controls over at Yahoo, and that most of the main cast will be returning (unfortunately, John Oliver’s commitment to Last Week Tonight means his Professor Duncan will likely not be appearing, and still no word on whether Donald Glover will return). Additionally, discussions about a movie have been happening,
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Community Star Joel McHale Talks Yahoo Screen, “Epic” Movie Plans

All of Community‘s rabid fans (myself included) were absolutely ecstatic when the cult comedy, cancelled by NBC back in May after five low-rated but critically-adored seasons, found a new lease on life at the absolute last moment when Yahoo Screen swooped in to pick up the show for its long-anticipated sixth season. The darkest timeline, which once seemed like the one we’d have to live with, had been averted – and the good news just kept coming, with word that Dan Harmon and the whole main cast would be returning, and that “early and preliminary talks” were happening about the “movie” part of “#sixseasonsandamovie,” Community fans’ long-time rallying cry.

Now, star Joel McHale is speaking up about his hopes for Community‘s future on Yahoo Screen, where it will begin to air this fall. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter about the show’s new home online, McHale expressed incredible
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NBC Cancels 'Community' After Five Seasons

NBC Cancels 'Community' After Five Seasons
Dan Harmon's cult comedy Community will not achieved its goal of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie. The recently concluded fifth season of the Sony Pictures Television series will be its last, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Harmon, who returned as showrunner for season five following a tumultuous run in which he criticized NBC, originally envisioned season five as the show's last, though NBC's comedy woes briefly left the door open for the Joel McHale starrer to return for another year. The series weathered a rocky fourth season after Harmon and Ep Chris McKenna's exit. David Guarascio and Moses Port were brought in to serve

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Five reasons why Dan Harmon had to return to Community

After being fired at the end of the third season, the creator of the quirkiest comedy on TV is, to the delight of fans, back in charge. Here's why the show needed him back

It's not easy being a die-hard Community fan, not least because we had to spend much of 2013 refusing to acknowledge its existence on the grounds that Community without creator Dan Harmon at the helm is no sort of Community at all. After Harmon was fired in 2012 at the end of the show's third season, production company Sony and Us broadcaster NBC, rather than pulling the plug on the critically acclaimed but perennially low rated show, brought in Moses Port and David Guarascio, best known for the enjoyable but straightforward sitcom Happy Ending, to write the fourth season. For most Community fans this decision was a disaster (or to put it in Community-speak, "It was the
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Community May Actually See Six Seasons And A Justin Lin-Directed Movie

Greendale Human Beings, rejoice! Community, NBC’s gloriously witty and inventive comedy, may actually fulfill its promise of six seasons and a movie, according to a recent TV Guide report.

Though a renewal for the veteran underdog, currently in the midst of its fifth season, is not yet assured, the report suggests that NBC may order a thirteen-episode sixth season due to the fact that it didn’t launch a single successful comedy last fall – The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves the World and Welcome to the Family all floundered in the ratings and were eventually axed.

What’s more, rumors have been circulating on the web that NBC and Harmon are “considering” Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin to direct a cinematic finale for the show. That may seem like an odd choice, but Lin actually has a history with Community; he directed three episodes of the show,
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Community Season Premiere Review: “Repilot”/”Introduction to Teaching” (Season 5, Episodes 1&2)

Community season five never should have happened. Don’t take that the wrong way – I’m very happy that it did. But that doesn’t change how highly the odds were stacked against it. As I watched the first and second episodes of the new season last night, I couldn’t escape a feeling somewhere between elation and disbelief at the simple fact that I was still watching Community – the eternal underdog, somehow the show had evaded the NBC cancellation axe once again. After all, shows that lack huge stars, draw small ratings and experiment with formula rarely make it past one season. Certainly none of them make it to five.

Community has travelled a particular bumpy road to this season. After three seasons of subversive, innovative oversight, showrunner Dan Harmon was sacked by NBC in 2012 and replaced by Aliens in America co-creators Moses Port and David Guarascio. The only problem was,
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‘Community’ Stars List 4 Ways We’ll Know Dan Harmon Is Back

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‘Community’ Stars List 4 Ways We’ll Know Dan Harmon Is Back
The fifth season of NBC’s “Community” wouldn’t be properly previewed without acknowledging the return of its creator Dan Harmon. “While there were great episodes last year and there was a great imitation, an appropriate homage to ‘Community,’ there was something missing and we didn’t realize it was Dan and subsequently Chris McKenna,” Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton, told TheWrap. Fired ahead of Season 4, Harmon’s absence was clear to both fans and critics. See video: ‘Community’ Hints at Drama, Conflict and Suspense in New ‘Mad Men-Themed’ Teaser (Exclusive) To be fair, last season’s showrunners, Moses Port and David Guarascio,
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Watch: 'Community' Goes 'Beyond the Darkest Timeline' In Its Season Five Trailer

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Watch: 'Community' Goes 'Beyond the Darkest Timeline' In Its Season Five Trailer
The fourth season of "Community," which was overseen by new showrunners David Guarascio and Moses Port after creator Dan Harmon was fired, just... wasn't the same. Yes, Harmon's comparison to watching it being similar to "being held down and watching your family get raped on a beach" was both tasteless and extreme, but storylines like "Changnesia" and the Britta break-up didn't feel like they involved the same characters the show had before. With Harmon back in charge for the fifth season, kicking off on NBC on January 2nd, everyone's wondering if he'll be able to return the idiosyncratic comedy to its former state -- the season premiere is even called "Repilot." If the trailer below is any indication, the show will indeed be back in its old form -- like the earlier teaser, it takes the form of a fake movie promo, in this case an epic one going "Beyond the Darkest Timeline.
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First Trailer For Community Season 5 Shows The Dark Days Of Jeff Winger

After a lackluster season four, NBC’s Community is gearing up to premiere its fifth season next month, and all is right with the world. Though the fourth season was an undeniably poor outing for the cult meta-comedy, Dan Harmon is back in the saddle as showrunner, so the likelihood of Community returning to the same level of quality for which it has become renowned is quite high.

Today, NBC has revealed a concept trailer for the fifth season, focusing on protagonist Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), who finally graduated from Greendale Community College at the end of last season.

Check it out below:

It looks like Jeff is taking a page out of Breaking Bad lawyer Saul Goodman’s book, doing his best to snare customers with cheesy advertisements for his personal injury practice. However, judging by the look of those movers, it does not seem that life after Greendale
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