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TBS Renews Sitcom, Marking Channel’s Successful Return to Half-Hour Comedies

Sep 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

TBS is doing well with its return to half-hour sitcoms, packaging its originals with a strong off-network series, Deadline.com reports. The cable channel underscored that success by renewing the freshman comedy “Sullivan & Son,” exec produced by Vince Vaughn.

The news followed the renewal of the channel’s other first-year comedy, “Men at Work.” The shows have been packaged with the off-network powerhouse “The Big Bang Theory.”

“Sullivan & Son,” which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m., has been averaging more than 2.5 million viewers. The show received a 10-episode order for season two.

“After a solid launch with 2.5 million viewers, ‘Sullivan & Son’ exceeded expectations in Week 2 when it held onto 100% of its premiere audience,” Deadline reports. “The series stars Steve Byrne as a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he leaves his Manhattan lifestyle and moves to Pittsburgh to take over his parents’ pub. Byrne is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin and Dan Lauria.”

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