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TBS has picked up college comedy “Glory Daze,” while TNT has greenlit buddy lawyer series “Franklin & Bash.”
TBS has ordered eight episodes of the one-hour series “Glory Daze,” set in
Wisconsin in the 1980s, with a premiere date set for later this year.
The series (left), which centers on a group of friends trying to navigate through
college life, features a large cast, with Kelly Blatz, Callard Harris,
Matt Bush, Drew Seeley, Hartley Sawyer, Julianna Guill and Tim Meadows.
“‘Glory Daze’ is a sharply written, laugh-out-loud comedy with a
talented ensemble cast, including comic veteran Tim Meadows,” said
Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies. “The time is right for this feel-good, funny and fresh take on college life in the ’80s.”
Walt Becker and Michael LeSieur created the series and are also exec producing. The series is produced by TBS Productions.
“Franklin & Bash,” (right) starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, has been given a 10-episode order by TNT.
Meyer plays Jared Franklin, a guy who has the
ability to connect with judge and jury, while Gosselaar’s Steven Bash
likes to question authority.
“After viewing the outstanding
pilot, we realized that its emphasis on quirky, likeable characters and
solid procedural structure make it an ideal addition to our current
lineup of series on TNT,” Wright said.
Jamie Tarses (“HawthoRNe,” “My Boys”) is exec producing with Kevin Falls and Bill Chais. Falls and Chais wrote the pilot.
Four Sycamore, Left Coast and Fan Fare Productions are producing in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Georg Szalai contributed to this report.
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