TBS Renews 'Sullivan & Son' for Second Season
TBS is moving forward with a second season of Sullivan & Son.
The Vince Vaughn-produced comedy will return for 10 more episodes, which are slated to launch in 2013. The series' first season is averaging more than 2.5 million viewers -- by no means a juggernaut, but a promising start in a genre the network has long struggled with on the originals side. The half-hour effort has been helped by the strength of the net's Big Bang Theory repeats, which have boosted ratings across the board.
"Sullivan & Son has gotten off to a strong start, quickly building its own fan base," said Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies. "We've had a great time working with Steve Byrne, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, Rob Long and the wonderful cast and crew of Sullivan & Son, and we look forward to seeing the show continue to grow in 2013."
The comedy stars Steve Byrne as a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he leaves his Manhattan lifestyle and moves to Pittsburgh to take over his parents' pub. The cast is round out by Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin and The Wonder Years' Dan Lauria. Billingsley and Long serve as creators and executive producers, with Vaughn attached as an EP. Long showruns the series from Wild West Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.
When Sullivan returns, it will join ABC transplant Cougar Town and the recently renewed Men at Work, along with newcomers Wedding Band (a comedy), King of the Nerds (a reality competition) and Who Gets the Last Laugh?.