Those who love TBS comedies are in luck, as the network just gave People Of Earth a Season 3 and renewed a handful of other shows for 2018. In addition to their science fiction genre comedy, TBS also has confirmed that The Guest Book as well as Wrecked would also be returning for new seasons. The network boasted high numbers for each program, which appears to indicate that their original series' are in fact "very funny."
People Of Earth continued on with strong ratings throughout its sophomore season with 2.7 million viewers per episode across TBS's multiple platforms. According to traditional television ratings (that exclude multi platform services), the series has had a decent Season 2 (which added Nasim Pedrad). While viewership has fallen a bit from Season 1, TBS notes that they're up 22% in the (18-34) Linear live 7+, and the network seems satisfied enough with that to keep the show moving forward to Season 3.
Wrecked will be returning for Season 3, and has done better than People Of Earth in viewership both on multi platform and regular rating standards. TBS says the series averages 3.6 million multi platform viewers an episode, and the show has consistently netted over a million viewers throughout a bulk of Season 2 on the traditional metrics. Their growth in the 18-34 Linear live 7+ demo isn't as substantial as People Of Earth, however, with the series only seeing a 7% growth between seasons.
The Guest Book, which hails from Raising Hope and My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia, is the newest series in this batch of renewals and gets its Season 2 renewal ahead of its season finale. The series has posted solid numbers in Season 1, with viewership averaging around the million mark for each episode and 3.5 million across all TBS platforms. The series has a good amount of star power behind it, as well as the Emmy winning mind of Garcia at the helm, so it seems as though the renewal for this series was a no brainer.
All three comedies join Angie Tribeca and The Detour, which have also been renewed for new seasons. TBS points out that this recent batch of renewals continues the perfect streak of TBS renewing scripted shows since their rebranding, although it's worth mentioning they've definitely canceled a show or two outside of that category. Hopefully, their trend of renewals continues when the network adds The Last O.G. later this month, which features Tracy Morgan.
Those who haven't watched any of these TBS shows but would like to can begin tonight as The Guest Book is all new at 10:30 p.m. ET on TBS or tune in September 18th at 10:30 p.m. ET for a new People Of Earth. For a list of all the shows coming this fall be sure to visit our fall premiere guide.
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