TBS has picked up a third season of its original comedy series The Last O.G., WarnerMedia said Wednesday at its upfront presentation.
The series, which stars Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, launched as cable’s most-watched new comedy in 2018 and the highest-rated cable comedy debut since 2015. The show currently reaches a multiplatform audience of 23 million viewers, according to TBS.
The network has also greenlighted a new unscripted series starring Full Frontal with Samantha Bee correspondent Amy Hoggart. The nonpolitical, untitled Amy Hoggart project will focus on everyday problems through Hoggart’s unique lens, according to the network.
In addition, TBS has ordered a second installment of Miracle Workers. The freshman series has reached a multiplatform audience of 26.4 million viewers across all TBS platforms, according to network officials.
WarnerMedia has also ordered a second season of its post-apocalyptic sci-fi series Snowpiercer prior to the series’ 2020 premiere on TBS (where it has moved from its original home, TNT). The series stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.
“Snowpiercer is the perfect show to kick off TBS’s entry into dramas with intricate storytelling, stunning visuals and first-class acting,” TBS and TNT general manager Brett Weitz said in a statement. “We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues.”
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