There’s quite a bit of news coming out of TBS this morning. First, MIRACLE WORKERS was renewed for a second season. According to TBS, “Season two of MIRACLE WORKERS will be a medieval story about friendship, family and trying not to be murdered. Centered on a group of villagers in the dark ages trying to stay positive in an age of inequality and fake news, this installment will feature series regulars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni returning in new roles and facing new challenges.”
The cable channel also gave out a third season renewal to THE LAST O.G. Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish will return for the third season, as well as series regulars Ryan Gaul as Shay’s husband Josh; Allen Maldonado, who plays Tray’s goofy but well-intentioned cousin Bobby; and Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland, Tray and Shay’s teenage children, Shahzad and Amira.
It was also announced that TBS will now be the home for SNOWPIERCER, the show based on the film of the same name starring Chris Evans. The show was originally developed for TNT, but has since made the jump. Ahead of its first season premiere, TBS has also announced that SNOWPIERCER has been renewed for a second season. The first season is expected to debut on TBS in spring 2020.
TBS also greenlit three new shows to series. The first, CHAD, finds Nasim Pedrad playing a “14-year-old pubescent Persian boy as he navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad’s friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother’s new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity.” The first season will consist of 10 episodes.
The second new series, SHAQ LIFE, is a behind the scenes look at Shaquille O’Neal’s life. It’s being described as “an immersive premium docuseries that offers unprecedented access to the day-to-day of what goes into the business of being Shaq.”
Finally, the last piece in the news round-up is the greenlighting of the “Untitled Amy Hoggart Project”. Amy Hoggart, fresh off her duties as correspondent on FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE, has been given her own half-hour show. “Each week, wounded wannabe psychologist Hoggart, who will star in as well as write the series, will attack an issue that makes American lives harder. Completely underqualified, Hoggart will go to ridiculous lengths to tackle issues such as monogamy & polyamory, friendship, and shame – always aiming to make everyone feel just a little bit better.”