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Tracy Morgan, Jordan Peele Comedy Gets a 10-Episode Order at TBS

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Tracy Morgan is coming back to television!! Even better he is coming back with Jordan Peele! Morgan, of “30 Rock” and SNL fame, is heading to TBS for a new series where is he is partnering with  creators and executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri (Eastbound & Down) for a still untitled comedy series.

The still untitled comedy series follows an ex-con trying to fit back into society after 15 years in prison. TBS has officially given the series a 10 episode order. Not much is known about the project yet. The few details we have is that TBS says Morgan will play a newly released prisoner named Tracy who “is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tracy discovers that his former girlfriend has married an affable, successful white man, who is helping raise his twin sons he never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tracy falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading on unfamiliar territory.”

The series was originally trying to find a home on FX who ordered a pilot script for the Morgan-Peele show back in January, but according to a report from Vulture, the network opted against ordering a series after reading the finished project. TBS then stepped in.

In a press release announcing the pickup, Brad Weitz, head of programming at TBS, called Morgan and Peele “two of today’s most sought-after and authentically funny comedians” and said their new show “captures all the hilarity you would expect” from the duo.

Morgan had been working for several years to get a project on FX before his June 2014 auto accident. This series with TBS marks his return to television since the devastating accident.

TBS hasn’t announced a production schedule or anticipated premiere date but sometime in 2017 is expected.

TBS Orders Comedy Pilot From Daily Show Correspondents

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It has been officially announced by TBS that the network is developing a television series from “Daily Show” correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee.

The duo who work together on “The Daily Show” are also married in real life. The series will follow Jones and his on screen family as they head on the road for a cross country road trip. Jones and Bee will be co-writing the pilot script.

There is no word yet on when the series will premiere. Other roles in the series have not yet been cast and Bee’s role with in the show has not been noted.

Cougar Town Renewed For Final Season

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TBS has officially renewed “Cougar Town” for a sixth and final season. This is actually the third season for the series on TBS where it was picked up after being cancelled previously. The final season will be 13 episodes long.

The series is set in the fictional town of Gulfhaven, Florida (nicknamed “Cougar Town” since its high school teams are the Cougars), the series focuses on a recently woman in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls, and rewards of life’s next chapter, along with her son, ex-husband, and wine-loving friends who together make up her dysfunctional, but supportive and caring extended family.

It stars Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, and Brian Van Holt

“Cougar Town” was created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel.

American Dad! Moving to TBS in Late 2014

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“American Dad!” is officially moving to TBS. The network announced that the switch would occur beginning with the show’s 11th season. It will join TBS’s primetime lineup in late 2014 with new episodes. Adult Swim will then present encores of each episode after the initial airings. TBS has ordered 15 episodes for season 11.  Continue reading American Dad! Moving to TBS in Late 2014