TBS is better known for its talk shows than its scripted programming, with the network's flagship series remaining Conan O'Brien's late night perch "Conan," where he landed after the NBC "Tonight Show" debacle of 2010. And he'll be getting some company -- at the Turner upfronts today, the network unveiled a schedule that includes another late night show hosted by comedian and podcast Pete Holmes, which will air after "Conan" in the slot that used to go to "Lopez Tonight" until it was canceled in 2011.
TBS announced still another talk show in development, this one, interestingly, led by Diablo Cody. The "Juno" screenwriter is the host of the prospective series "Me Time with Diablo Cody," which will look at pop culture and Hollywood through Cody's perspective. The "United States of Tara" creator isn't a stranger to the talk show realm, having made several appearances on "Chelsea Lately" and hosted the celebrity interview web series "Red Band Trailer."
The scripted programming TBS has in development is a little less compelling in description, though the projects come from some big names -- "Tribeca," executive produced by Steve Carrell and his wife Nancy, is a spoof on the procedurals that bolster most networks' lineups, while "Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me" is executive produced by Jamie Foxx and Jaime King, and is based on Foxx's relationship with his teenage daughter. And "Dream House" is executive produced by Elizabeth Banks and her husband Max Handelman, who produced "Pitch Perfect" together.
A look at the lineup is below, descriptions courtesy of the network.
Men at Work – Season 2: Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Who Gets the Last Laugh? – New Series: Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Deon Cole’s Black Box – New Series Premiere: Wednesday, June 12, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sullivan & Son – Season 2 Premiere: Thursday, June 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Deal With It – New Series Premiere: Tuesday, July 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host – New Series: Late 2013
Untitled Pete Holmes Late Night Show – New Series: November 2013
Cougar Town – Season 5: Early 2014
King of the Nerds – Season 2: Early 2014
Bam’s Bad Ass Game Show – New Series: 2014
Ground Floor – New Series: 2014
The CeeLo Life (working title) – New Series: 2014
TBS Unscripted Development
Me Time with Diablo Cody
Oscar®-winner Diablo Cody, the creator of United States of Tara and Young Adult, brings her signature charm and style to the screen as host of her own show. Tailored around Diablo’s unique perspective on all things pop culture and told in her very own tongue-in-cheek way, Me Time with Diablo Cody will reveal a side of Hollywood and celebs that the public very rarely gets to see.
– Executive Producers: Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Diablo Cody
– Production Company/Studio: 51 Minds
Cheeseheads (working title)
Green Bay, Wis., is home to the World Famous Green Bay Packers and their fans: The Cheeseheads. These citizens don’t just bleed green and gold; they eat victory for breakfast. For them, being a Cheesehead is more than just being a fan. It’s a way of life. This show will take viewers into the hilarious subculture through the eyes of a group of proud Wisconsinites as they navigate life in the only way they know how – loud, proud and with lots of beer. For these folks, there is no off-season.
– Executive Producers: Jason Carbone
– Production Company/Studio: Good Clean Fun
TBS Scripted Development
Between sexting and house parties, flashing and crushing on teachers, it’s hard to figure out who the kids are and who the adults are in this half hour comedy centered on four couples who must navigate the responsibilities of parenthood while holding on to the last bastions of their youth.
– Executive Producers: Walt Becker, Andrew Panay and Brent Golberg (writer)
Tribeca (working title)
The brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell, Tribeca is a comedy anchored by heroine Angie Tribeca ,a 10-year veteran of the LAPD’s elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit). The show explores an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information about themselves and refuse to rest until justice has been served. These dedicated men and women are more than counter-intuitive; they are non-intuitive.
– Executive Producers: Steve Carell and Nancy Carell
– Production Company/Studio: Carousel Television
Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me
Every teenager is embarrassed by his/her parents. But what if your dad decided to descend upon your life in every way? Inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his 18-year-old daughter, this comedy explores the dynamic between a parent and a child and all the embarrassment that comes with it.
– Executive Producers: Jamie Foxx and Jaime King
– Writer: Marsh McCall & Jamie Foxx
– Production Company/Studio: Foxx/King Entertainment
Dream House (working title)
When a young guy has the chance to buy the house of his dreams, he quickly discovers that the owner, a seemingly feeble old man, is actually a grifter who manages to sell the house and become his roommate.
– Executive Producers: Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
– Writers: Dottie Zicklin and Eric Zicklin
– Production Company/Studio: Warner Horizon Television
Written by the creators of Will & Grace, this ensemble workplace comedy revolves around an eclectic cast of stylists working in a barbershop in the Boston suburb of Worcester, Mass.
– Executive Producers/Writers: David Kohan and Max Mutchnick
– Production Company/Studio: KoMut Entertainment