TBS and TNT just announced renewals of Animal Kingdom, Wrecked, and Angie Tribeca. Animal Kingdom and Wrecked will return for second seasons while Angie Tribeca earned a third season order. Over its first season Wrecked has been averaging 5.2 million viewers and is one of the top 25 scripted series among cable shows. It also ranks first among new cable comedies. Animal Kingdom‘s first season is averaging 6.7 million viewers and it’s the youngest-skewing show of any TNT dramas.
“A year ago we began reinventing TBS, and thanks to the incredible talent behind these shows, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time,” stated Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “Pulling the trigger on renewals early allows us to build on our success by giving fans new seasons more quickly.”
“Animal Kingdom has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network in the direction we hoped it would,” added Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “I’m confident that our strategy of working with high-caliber talent and then getting out of their way will continue to pay off.”
Details on Wrecked: Wrecked centers on a diverse group of plane crash survivors on a remote island where they must face many threats – mostly brought on by themselves. The ensemble cast for the first season includes Asif Ali, Zach Cregger, Rhys Darby, Brooke Dillman, Ginger Gonzaga, Will Greenberg, Jessica Lowe, Ally Maki and Brian Sacca. The first season of Wrecked is executive-produced by Justin Shipley & Jordan Shipley, along with Jesse Hara and Moses Port. The second 10-episode season will premiere in 2017.
Details on Angie Tribeca: Angie Tribeca stars Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, Andrée Vermeulen and Jagger. The first two seasons of the buzz-generating hit about a squad of LAPD detectives is the brainchild of executive producers Nancy and Steve Carell, with Ira Ungerleider serving as executive producer and showrunner. The 10-episode third season is slated to launch in early 2017.
Details on Animal Kingdom: Animal Kingdom, which airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), stars Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso and Molly Gordon. The series is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Emmy® winner John Wells and Jonathan Lisco serving as executive producers of the series, along with Etan Frankel and Christopher Chulack. Animal Kingdom is inspired by the award-winning feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series. Season two will return with 10 episodes in early 2017.