TBS Secures Cable Rights to ‘2 Broke Girls’

Jun 20, 2012  •  Post A Comment

TBS has acquired the cable rights to the hit CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution announced.

The show was the top-rated new series of the 2011-2012 season in the key demo of adults 18-49, and was the top new comedy in total viewers. The WBDTV-distributed series is set to debut on TBS in 2015.

Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), said in a statement: "When ‘2 Broke Girls’ premiered last fall, it immediately found its audience and appeared to us to be a perfect fit for TBS. With its funny and endearing lead performances, a terrific supporting cast and sharp writing, ‘2 Broke Girls’ brings a fresh, contemporary attitude to the classic sitcom format. We believe ‘2 Broke Girls’ is poised to enjoy a long, successful run, and we look forward to adding it to the TBS lineup."

Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, added: "Successful cable networks have built their programming slates with a strategic mix of acquired proven off-net series along with compelling original programming. We are thrilled that ‘2 Broke Girls’ will have the opportunity to drive viewers to TBS in a similar way that ‘The Big Bang Theory’ has, becoming a staple of their comedy lineup.”

The series was also sold to the CBS Television Stations and Weigel for an off-network debut in 2015, as reported separately.

“2 Broke Girls” returns for its second season on CBS this fall.

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