Turner Broadcasting is keeping three of their newer series.
TNT has picked up their Ellen Barkin fronted drama series Animal Kingdom, while sister network TBS has handed out renewals to Angie Tribeca and Wrecked. Animal Kingdom and Wrecked will be back for a second season, while Angie Tribeca will be back for a third.
All three series have been performing relatively well on their respective networks. Wrecked, which ranks among cable’s Top 25 scripted series, is attracting a multi-platform audience of 5.2 million viewers. Angie Tribeca is averaging an audience of 2.6 million viewers and has grown in the demo by 41% compared to season one. According to TNT, Animal Kingdom is averaging 6.7 million viewers across multiple platforms.
“A year ago we began reinventing TBS, and thanks to the incredible talent behind these shows, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time,” said Brett Weitz, Executive Vice-President of Original Programming for TBS. “Pulling the trigger on renewals early allows us to build on our success by giving fans new seasons more quickly.”
The three renewals continue the drive at TNT and TBS, to move into edgier programming and double the number of scripted series on both networks. At TBS, Wrecked and Angie Tribeca joins The Detour, which was previously renewed for a second season; while Animal Kingdom becomes the first of TNT’s summer series to earn a renewal, though the network did just expand the episode order for flagship drama Major
“Animal Kingdom has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network in the direction we hoped it would”, added Sarah Aubrey, Executive Vice-President of Original Programming for TNT. “I’m confident that our strategy of working with high-caliber talent and then getting out of their way will continue to pay off.”