A cable comedy series that is wrapping up its second season was just renewed for season three. TBS announced the pickup today for “The Detour,” which airs its season two finale tonight at 10 p.m. on TBS.
Created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, “The Detour” is cable’s most watched original comedy for the year-to-date.
In announcing the renewal, Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS, said: “I hear from so many people who love ‘The Detour,’ even my hardcore comedy friends. Season two has been so smart, hilarious and wrong. And from the early nuggets I’ve gotten from Jason and Sam, season three is going to be even more effed up.”
The announcement adds: “In its first season, ‘The Detour’ drew an audience of 4.4 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms and ranked as one of cable’s Top 3 new comedies of 2016 with adults 18-49, drawing 1.2 million in the demo. The second season currently ranks as cable’s #1 scripted comedy among total viewers for the year-to-date and #2 among adults 18-49.”