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

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

Information About Turner Upfront 2017

This Wednesday (17/05/2017), Turner Broadcasting System will be holding a 2017 upfront event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The upfront is a special preview event for Turner’s upcoming programming for the next twelve months or so. As Cartoon Network USA already released their upfront info on 30th March (with the exception of Unikitty! which was announced last week), the upfront event mostly focuses on their news, general entertainment and sports brands (TBS, TNT, CNN, HLN, truTV, Adult Swim and Turner Sports), however the upfront is an opportunity to inform and to remind the press about Cartoon Network’s upcoming programming. The upfront will start at 10am and there will be an Adult Swim Upfront Party at 9pm at Terminal 5.

Reminder and Summary of Cartoon Network USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront

In 2017-2018, Cartoon Network USA will premiere five brand new shows, Apple and Onion, Craig of the Creek, Summer Camp Island, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and Unikitty!, this year so far, Cartoon Network USA has already premiered the new Ben 10 reboot and Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes will premiere very shortly on Cartoon Network USA.

Apple and Onion follows the lives of the titular characters in the “big city of sophisticated food”, both Apple and Onion are new to the big city and are somewhat naïve but that doesn’t stop them from making friends and from enjoying their incredible adventure of life. Apple and Onion is created by George Gendi, a storyboard artist who worked on The Amazing World of Gumball during the show’s first season.

Craig of the Creek follows Craig and his two best friends, the show takes place at a creek where the rules of the outside world don’t apply, the place is a utopia for kids, filled with tree forts and dirt bike ramps. The adventure series is created by two former writers for Steven Universe – Matt Burnett and Ben Levin.

Summer Camp Island is about two friends, Oscar and Hedgehog at a magical summer camp where anything is possible, the show is created by British animation director – Julia Pott, known for her episode storywriting on Cartoon Network Studios’ Adventure Time.

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is about an endlessly optimistic boy named K.O., who levels up to be the best he can be in a computer-game beat-em’-up like universe of heroes, friends and challenging foes. The series is based on the pilot episode – OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo and follows the animated shorts released online in 2016 and 2017. The show is created by Ian Jones-Quartey, former supervising director for Steven Universe.

Unikitty! follows the beloved character of the same name from The Lego Movie, and a whole cast of friends into the world full of adventure, excitement and dance parties. Unikitty is a cheerful character who wants to spread joyfulness and good vibes around her kingdom, but she explodes with anger when things don’t go her way. Unikitty! is animated by Warner Bros. Animation.

We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls, Mighty Magiswords, Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go! and The Amazing World of Gumball have all been renewed for the 2017-2018 upfront season.

In the United States, Cartoon Network offers the most popular VOD (Video on-demand) content across all television and the channel has five out of the top 10 animated series for kids.

http://eventpress.turner.com/cartoon-network/

Cartoon Network USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/03/cartoon-network-usa-2017-2018-upfront/

Cartoon Network USA announces Unikitty! a Lego-themed animated series from Warner Bros. Animation: https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/05/cartoon-network-usa-announces-a-new-lego-animated-series-unikitty/

Adult Swim USA’s 2017-2018 Upfront

Ahead of the 2017 upfront, Turner has already released some Adult Swim upfront info. Coming soon to Adult Swim is a quarter-hour live-action comedy series aimed at millennials (Adult Swim’s current target audience and age group) called Mostly 4 Millennials, the comedy series will be a funny and exciting look into what makes the “More Greatest Generation” tick. Mostly 4 Millennials is created by Derrick Beckles (Totally for Teens, Hot Package) and executive produced along with Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show). In terms of specials, Comedian and filmmaker Jena Friedman will also be having her very own 30-minute special on Adult Swim. The special will be about the current state of the United States of America, regarding issues related to politics, gender and culture. Jena Friedman has worked as a correspondent for National Geographic Explorer and Vice and as a field producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/adult-swim-announces-new-comedy-projects-jena-friedman-derrick-beckles-and-eric-andre

In terms of animation, Adult Swim will premiere a brand new quarter-hour show called The Jellies! and is created by Tyler, The Creator and Lionel Boyce. The show is about a family of Jellyfish, but focuses mostly on their 16-year-old human son Cornell. When Cornell learns that he was adopted at birth, he spirals out of control and he tries to “find himself”. The musical score is composed by Tyler, Tyler is also a voice actor on the show, along with Lionel Boyce, Phil LaMarr, Blake Anderson, AJ Johnson, Kevin Michael Richardson and many more.

Another animated show that will premiere on Adult Swim is Apollo Gauntlet, which is about a cop who gets transported to a futuristic medieval society, and with the help of a magical suit and a set of talking gauntlets, he’s able to fight crime exactly the way he wants under the alter-ego of “Apollo Gauntlet”. The quarter-hour animated adventure comedy series is created by Myles Langlois and is produced by MONDO’s animation studio, Six Point Harness and Mosaic.

Hot Streets is also another animated show that will premiere on Adult Swim. In Hot Streets, FBI Agent Mark Branski, his partner, his niece, and her dog, investigate supernatural phenomena. The quarter-hour animated science fiction adventure series is created by Brian Wysol (Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken). Seth Green, Matt Senreich, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner (Robot Chicken), Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Wysol are serving as executive producers. Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

From Monday 22nd May, Adult Swim will premiere season two of Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter with a new episode airing each night at 12am ET/PT for five days. The show is about a retired Werewolf Hunter who runs a cocktail bar but due to some unpleasant situation at the bar, Joe has no choice but to get back into the werewolf hunting game.

http://eventpress.turner.com/adult-swim/

For more information about Turner Upfront 2017, click the link below:

http://eventpress.turner.com/