Four New Animated Shows Coming Soon To TBS

Four New Animated Shows Coming Soon To TBS

Four New Animated Shows Coming Soon To TBS

Turner’s general entertainment channel in the United States – TBS has uploaded a 2017 preview of their upcoming programming yesterday coinciding with the Turner Upfront 2017 event in New York. During the next year or so (and alongside their live-action programming), TBS will premiere four new animated shows, The Cops, Close Enough, Tarantula and Final Space.

The Cops is an animated show starring and co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The Cops follows the lives of two Los Angeles patrolmen named Al (voiced by Albert Brooks) and Lou (voiced by Louis C.K.), both cops try their hardest to protect and serve in one of the largest cities in the world. The Cops is produced by FX Productions, Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton and Turner’s Studio T, the show is slated to premiere in 2018.

Close Enough is a brand new show from the creator of Cartoon Network’s Emmy award-winning Regular Show and creative director of The Marvellous Misadventures of Flapjack – J.G. Quintel. Close Enough is a surreal animated series about the life of a married couple transitioning into their thirties, handling parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care. Initially, 13 episodes have been ordered by TBS. The animated series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Studio T. The show features J.G. Quintel’s recognisable art style, which was used on Regular Show. The show is slated to premiere in 2018.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/05/close-enough-a-new-show-from-regular-show-creator-jg-quintel/

Tarantula is an animated dark comedy created by Carson Mell, the show is about people living in a seedy hotel. The show is based on a series of animated shorts that can be viewed on Carson Mell’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvE6-grSwjw97E93FvrDPyw

Final Space, is an interstellar animated comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers. The series follows an astronaut named Gary Space and his alien friend, Mooncake, both go on an intergalactic adventure to solve the mystery of “Final Space”, in other words the end of the universe. Talkshow host Conan O’Brien is also an executive producer on the show.

Final Space Pilot Episode on Olan Rogers’ YouTube Channel

Video of TBS’s 2017-2018 Upfront, skip to 2:48 for the animation part of the upfront:

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/tbs-greenlights-cops-working-title-animated-comedy-starring-louis-ck-and-albert-brooks

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/upfront-2017-tbs-greenlights-close-enough-new-animated-series-jg-quintel

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/tarantula-best-web-series-all-time-coming-tv-2017-550004

http://comicbook.com/2016/12/03/tbs-orders-animated-series-from-youtube-star-olan-rogers-conan-o/

Close Enough A New Show From Regular Show Creator JG Quintel

Close Enough A New Show From Regular Show Creator JG Quintel

Close Enough A New Show From Regular Show Creator JG Quintel

Today (17/05/2017) was the Turner Upfront 2017 event in Madison Square Garden in New York City. At the event, Turner’s main general entertainment channel in the United States – TBS announced that they ordered a brand new animated series called “Close Enough” created by J.G. Quintel, the creator of Cartoon Network’s Emmy-award winning Regular Show. Close Enough is a surreal animated series about life in between the late 20’s and early 30’s. The show focuses on a married couple handling parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care. Initially, 13 episodes has been ordered by TBS.

The animated series is a collaboration from Cartoon Network Studios and Studio T and it’s their first joint project together, both studios are divisions of Turner. Close Enough is J.G. Quintel’s first project after Regular Show ended on Cartoon Network USA in January this year. It’s not exactly known when Close Enough will premiere on TBS but the show is slated to premiere in 2018.

From The Turner USA Press Release: TBS Greenlights Close Enough, New Animated Series from J.G. Quintel Series Marks First Collaboration Between Cartoon Network Studios and Studio T

Turner’s TBS has greenlit Close Enough, a new animated series from Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel. The surreal comedy about a family growing up without getting old marks the first collaboration between Cartoon Network Studios and Studio T, both divisions of Turner. It also marks Quintel’s first project for the company since his Emmy®-winning work on Cartoon Network’s long-running Regular Show. TBS has ordered 13 episodes of Close Enough, which is slated to launch next year.

Close Enough is a surreal take on transitioning from 20-something to 30-something. The show centers on a married couple juggling such everyday challenges as parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add one of animation’s most impressive and popular voices, J.G. Quintel, to our growing slate of animated series,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “J.G. hit the center of the demo target with Regular Show, and we’re counting on him to bring this younger and more engaged audience to our network.”

Close Enough is the latest series to join TBS’s slate of premium comedy series. Last year, the network launched six consecutive hits, including five of cable’s top 15 new comedies of 2016: Wrecked, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, People of Earth and Angie Tribeca. TBS also claimed some of the most critically acclaimed comedies of the year, led by Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Search Party, both of which earned 100% Fresh critical ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. All six of TBS’s 2016 comedies were renewed for new seasons.

This summer, TBS is scheduled to launch The Guest Book, an anthology comedy from writer/executive producer Greg Garcia. In addition, the network will launch The Last O.G., a new scripted comedy starring Tracy Morgan and created by executive producers Jordan Peele and John Carcieri.

On the animation front, Close Enough joins TBS’s iconic hit American Dad!, from Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, which will return with new episodes this summer; The Cops, a buddy comedy created by and starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks; Tarantula, a dark comedy about the residents of a seedy hotel from Carson Mell, scheduled to launch this year; and Final Space, an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/upfront-2017-tbs-greenlights-close-enough-new-animated-series-jg-quintel

Regular Show JG Quintel Final Season Interview

Regular Show JG Quintel Final Season Interview

Regular Show JG Quintel Final Season Interview

In an interview with iDigitalTimes, J.G. Quintel (the creator of Regular Show and voice of Mordecai) talks about Regular Show’s final season on Cartoon Network, his time working on the show for the last six years and how he came to his decision to end the show.

Summary of the Interview:

J.G. Quintel explains that Regular Show was meant to have a beginning, middle and a end and he has been focusing on Season 8 to wrap the show up in a big satisfying finale. Quintel also explains that a lot of territory have been explored with Regular Show’s characters which resorted to rejected scripts of potential episodes, due to similar existing episodes. He also explains that it was the right decision to end the show because he doesn’t want to run the show to the ground with bad episodes. J.G. Quintel said he’s been working on Regular Show for six years (the longest animated project he has undertook) and he wants to explore other potential ideas and projects.

Also mentioned in the interview was the fact that Season 8 is serialised, something that the Regular Show production team hasn’t attempted before during its production run, with the exception to some character development such as Rigby being more mature and slightly more educated (Rigby’s girlfriend Eileen was an influence in this, his friends while working at the park also helped him) and Eileen is a lot more sociable compared to the start of the show, thanks to Rigby and his friends she has come out of her shell and became a funny and much loved character.

Season Eight is set in space and the park is in a huge dome, in this season there will also be Halloween and Christmas specials, also there will be a lot of loose ends that will be tied, one character that J.G. Quintel said that fans should particularly pay attention to in Season 8 is Pops.

No spoilers were given in the interview, but at the end of the interview, J.G. Quintel said thanks to the fans for watching and supporting the show during its run.

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/regular-show-creator-jg-quintel-talks-ending-series-season-8-and-future-558231

As a reminder, Regular Show Season 8 premieres tonight (26/09/2016) on Cartoon Network USA at 8pm ET/PT.