9:36am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TBS Renews Jason Jones' 'The Detour' Ahead of Series Debut
TBS is showing an early show of faith for Jason Jones scripted comedy The Detour.
The Turner-owned cable network has renewed the series for a second season, just days ahead of its series premiere. The 13-episode pickup is three more than its 10-episode freshman order.
Jones, Bee, Brennan Shroff and Tony Hernandez exec produce The Detour, which co-stars Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich and Liam Carroll.
The Detour is part of an entirely new comedy roster at TBS, which under new topper Kevin Reilly has been pursuing more out-of-the-box comedies in a bid to cut through a crowded scripted landscape of more than 400 originals. The cabler's comedy offerings also include Rashida Jones' Tribeca, which also scored an early renewal as part of a landmark 25-hour marathon debut; as well as upcoming series Wrecked, Search Party and People of Earth in addition to animated import American Dad.