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TBS is looking to make a splash with comedy Angie Tribeca.
The network has preemptively renewed its long-gestating Rashida Jones-starrer for a second season and set an unprecedented 25-hour commercial-free series premiere for the police comedy’s entire freshman order.
The single-camera comedy will debut Sunday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. and run through Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. The entire 10-episode run will also be available on TBS’ VOD, digital and mobile platforms. Season two of the series, exec produced by Steve and Nancy Carell, will debut on Monday Jan. 25 with new episodes available weekly across all TBS platforms at 9:30 p.m. Turner’s Latin American and German networks will also rollout season one with a 25-hour marathon Jan. 17, while Spanish, Nordic and Asian networks (truTV and Warner TV) will premiere all first-season episodes at one time.
Angie Tribeca follows a squad of LAPD detectives who investigate the most serious cases — from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides. Jones stars as Angie, a lone-wolf detective who is unhappy when she’s partnered with J Geils (Hayes MacArthur). Jere Burns (Justified) plays the captain in a cast that also includes Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen.
The premiere date comes two years after Jones first signed on to reunite with The Office alum Carell and a year and a half after the comedy was ordered to series. Angie was developed by Turner boss Kevin Reilly’s predecessor, Michael Wright, and the decision to marathon the entire freshman order comes as the former is looking to make noise with edgier fare in an increasingly crowded scripted landscape. (Worth noting is that Angie was picked up with fellow comedies Your Family or Mine and Clipped, both of which have already been canceled after airing their entire orders.)
The marathon model comes as broadcasters continue to experiment with multiplatform viewing in a delayed viewing era. NBC this summer launched drama Aquarius and released the entirety of season one on NBC.com, the NBC app and VOD in a bid to compete with Netflix’s all-at-once binge viewing model. Angie‘s marathon — which will see the entire first season run five times in a row — and subsequent second season debut a week later is an unprecedented move. Season two episodes will also be paired with a repeat from season one airing immediately after at 10 p.m.
Angie arrives as Turner-owned TBS has hit reset on its comedy brand. The cabler’s 2016 lineup has zero returning live-action comedies (and only animated import American Dad on its schedule). The net’s lineup also consists of fellow freshman Wrecked, Search Party and its Jason Jones and Samantha Bee scripted series.
Check out the teaser promoting the Angie marathon, below.
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