June 27, 2012 10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TBS Renews Comedy 'Men at Work' for Second Season (Exclusive)
TBS is going back to work.
The cable network has renewed freshman comedy Men at Work for a second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The buddy comedy created by Breckin Meyer, who stars in TBS' sibling network TNT's Franklin & Bash, stars Danny Masterson and will return with 10 new episodes next year.
"Men at Work is a strong addition to the TBS lineup and has worked extremely well paired with The Big Bang Theory," said Michael Wright, president and head of programming at TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies. "We're very excited to welcome the outstanding cast and production team of Men at Work back for another season."
So far this season, Men at Work is averaging more than 2.7 million viewers when factoring in Live+7 viewership, with 1.8 million in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. The multicamera comedy from Sony Pictures Television and Fanfare ranks among cable's top five new series in second-quarter 2012.
Airing at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Men at Work continues TBS' push into original comedy as the network continues to build its roster off of the stellar ratings performance of syndicated repeats of Big Bang Theory. The workplace comedy about a group of guys who work at a magazine will wrap its first-year run July 12, with freshman entry Sullivan & Son set to take over its time slot.
James Lesure, Michael Cassidy and Adam Busch co-star in the series, which is executive produced by Meyer alongside Fanfare's Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz.