TBS has renewed both of its Brooklyn-based comedies, Variety reports, giving the industry-wrecking millennials of Search Party and the industrious Tracy Morgan of The Last O.G. another season in which to gather in their gentrified neighborhood (to varying degrees of dissatisfaction).
Executive VP of programming Brett Weitz tells Variety that TBS “couldn’t be prouder of these two comedies and that they’ve been recognized by critics and audiences alike for their uniquely hilarious points of view in a very crowded field. We truly believe The Last O.G. and Search Party are two of the best shows on television.” The Last O.G., which debuted April 2, stars Morgan as Tray Barker, an ex-con who finds his old neighborhood less than welcoming, but full of artisanal bakeries, upon his parole. TV editor Erik Adams praised the show’s premiere for “telling a relatively grounded version of a story that, if it’s ever seen on TV, is more typically the subject operatic and/or searing drama.”
Millennial mystery dramedy Search Party, meanwhile, wrapped its second season last November, with Dory (Alia Shawkat) giving over to her more malevolent urges. Created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter, the series is darkly comedic but insightful; season two might have leaned heavier on the drama, but the cast—including Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, John Early, Brandon Micheal Hall, and John Reynolds—was more than up to the task. Bliss and Rogers also signed an overall deal with TBS; they’ll continue to oversee Search Party for the network, but will also develop new shows.