Upfronts 2017: TBS Sets Three New Series

TBS will add three new series to its lineup, the network announced during its upfront presentation Thursday.

The network also announced it has signed late night host Conan O’Brien to a new four-year deal that will keep his Conan late night show on TBS through 2022.

Among the new shows slated for TBS are the Lorne Michaels-produced Miracle Workers, a Heaven-set workplace comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe as a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity's prayers, and Owen Wilson as God; an untitled series from the comedy trio The Dress Up Gang that will focus on roommates who look out for each other; and Close Enough, a new animated series from Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel.

In addition, the network has titled its new Tracy Morgan comedy The Last O.G., and has added comedians Cedric The Entertainer, Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland as series regulars. The series stars Morgan as an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from a 15-year prison stint, according to the network.

The network has also tapped rapper/actor Snoop Dogg to executively produce TBS’ refresh of the classic game show The Joker’s Wild.

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