TBS Renews ‘The Guest Book,’ ‘People of Earth,’ ‘Wrecked’
TBS has greenlit new seasons for three of its original comedy series The Guest Book, People of Earth and Wrecked, the network announced Wednesday.
The Guest Book, which follows residents of a small mountain town who interact with visitors renting a vacation home, is averaging 3.5 million viewers per episode across TBS platforms, making it the top rated new cable comedy of the year, according to the network.
People of Earth, which revolves around a support group for alien abductees in Beacon, N.Y., will return for a third season, as will Wrecked, which follows a group of airline passengers stranded on an island.
The three renewals follow previously announced renewals of TBS original series Angie Tribeca and The Detour.
"Since rebranding this network just two years ago, we have renewed 100% of our scripted originals, which have all generated impressive audience growth in an environment that’s seeing mostly declines," said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS in a statement. "Our shows are connecting with fans and we’re going to keep making these genuinely funny comedies with the best creators in this business."
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