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TBS and sister network TNT have been undergoing brand transformations and programming evolutions that began last year with the launch of eight high-quality, distinctive marquee originals with a 100% renewal rate, as well as such new properties as ELEAGUE and Super Deluxe. In 2017 and beyond, the two powerhouse cable brands will build on that extraordinary success with new seasons of their returning hits and the launches of several highly anticipated  new series.

TBS has fast become a leading comedy brand after an aggressive start to its transformation early last year, with its six new hit comedies drawing a combined 17 million new viewers to the network. So far in 2017, TBS ranks as one of cable's Top 3 networks in primetime with adults 18-34 and 18-49 and is already well positioned to repeat its chart-topping victory from last year. TBS has also established itself as one cable's Top 10 networks in social media engagement, drawing more than 32 million fans and 313 million engagements from a total of 1.5 billion post impressions.


TBS @ TCA Summer 2017 Press Tour

TBS & TNT's Leading Women of Comedy and Drama

Some of the extraordinarily talented women working in front of and behind the camera on TBS and TNT's original series will come together to talk not only about their projects for the networks, but also about opportunities for women in Hollywood.

Panelists (click on names to access bios):
Michelle Dockery (Star of TNT's Good Behavior)
Niecy Nash (Star of TNT's Claws)
Janine Sherman Barrois (Executive Producer/Showrunner for TNT's Claws)
Olivia DeJonge (Star of TNT's Will)
Alia Shawkat (Star of TBS's Search Party)
Nasim Pedrad (Star of TBS's People of Earth)
Megan Martin (Co-Executive Producer/Writer for TNT's Animal Kingdom)
Sarah Aubrey (Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TNT)


Executive Session with Kevin Reilly

Kevin Reilly is coming back to TCA this summer for a Q&A about the brand evolutions happening at TBS & TNT. He'll touch on the challenges the networks have faced over the past 18 months; the success they've achieved in changing consumer perceptions, drawing new viewers and attracting top talent; and what to expect in the next phase of their evolutions.


TBS's Drop the Mic

Series Premiere: Fall 2017

Celebrities are getting ready to put their battle rapping skills to the test in TBS's new series Drop the Mic. The comedic music competition, hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin, is based on the enormously popular segment from the Emmy®-winning series The Late Late Show with James Corden. Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp serve as executive producers, with Ed Thomas as co-executive producer. Each week on Drop the Mic, four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture will face off against each other in a rap battle royale packed with "I can't believe they just said that" moments. At the end of each head-to-head battle, the studio audience will vote to pick the winner.

Panelists (click on names to access bios):
Method Man (Host)
Hailey Baldwin (Host)
James Corden (Executive Producer)
Ben Winston (Executive Producer)
Jensen Karp (Executive Producer)
Introduced by Michael Bloom (Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials for TBS & TNT)


TBS's Search Party

Season 2 Premiere: Fall 2017

Last fall, TBS's Search Party broke the sitcom mold with its story of a group of self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in a mystery. Hailed by Indiewire as "something truly unique in the TV landscape," Search Party finished its first season ranking as one of the best new series of 2016, with a 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Series stars Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds, Meredith Hagner and Brandon Micheal Hall, along with executive producer Michael Showalter, will be on hand to talk about this fall's new season.

Panelists (click on names to access bios)::
Alia Shawkat (Dory)
John Early (Elliott)
John Reynolds (Drew)
Meredith Hagner (Portia)
Brandon Micheal Hall (Julian)
Michael Showalter (Executive Producer)
Introduced by Brett Weitz (Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TBS)


TBS's The Last O.G.

Series Premiere: Fall 2017

Comedy superstar and multiple Emmy® nominee Tracy Morgan is coming to TBS this fall in The Last O.G., a new comedy from creators and executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri. The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Tiffany Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby & Dante Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory. The Last O.G. also stars Cedric the Entertainer as Miniard, the head of the halfway house where Tray is staying, and Allen Moldonado as Tray's cousin Bobby, who helps him adjust to life on the outside. Executive-producing with Morgan, Peele and Carcieri are Eric Tannebaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Joel Zadak of Principato Young.

Panelists (Click on names to access bios):
Tracy Morgan (Tray)
Tiffany Haddish (Shay)
Ryan Gaul (Josh)
Cedric the Entertainer (Miniard Mullins)
Allen Maldonado (Cousin Bobby)
John Carcieri (Creator/Executive Producer)
Eric Tannenbaum (Executive Producer)
Introduced by Brett Weitz (Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TBS)


TBS Communications Contacts

Raina Falcon
818.559.7920
raina.falcon@turner.com

Ashley Mokma
818.729.7919
ashley.mokma@turner.com

Angela Char
818.729.7352
angela.char@turner.com