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TCA: TBS Greenlights ‘The Cops’ Animated Series

Complete Coverage: 2017 TCA Winter Press Tour

Pasadena, Calif. — TBS has greenlit an animated series, The Cops, to air in 2018.

The 10-episode series, co-created, executively produced and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks, follows two L.A. policemen struggling to serve and protect the city, according to TBS.

Produced by FX Productions, The Cops will also be executively produced by Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein.

"We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., Albert Brooks and Greg Daniels at the forefront of what is going to be a serious push into animated comedy for TBS in 2018," said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS in a statement. "I only hope these newbies know what they're doing."

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.