"Cougar Town" isn't the only new show coming to TBS -- the network has ordered two new comedy series, "Deon Cole's Black Box" starring the "Conan" writer/performer, and "Who Gets the Last Laugh?" from "Punk'd" co-creators Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg's Katalyst production company.
"Deon Cole's Black Box" let's the Emmy-nominated comedian give his take on the most outrageous viral videos, riffing on gender and racial stereotypes, politics and more. TBS has ordered six episodes of the show, which counts Conaco's Conan O'Brien and Jeff Ross among its executive producers.
"Who Gets the Last Laugh?" (which is still a working title) pits two comedians against each other for what they're calling "the ultimate prank challenge." Each comedian concocts an elaborate prank, then a live audience decides which one was the funniest. Goldberg will serve as showrunner and will executive produce along with Kutcher.
"'Deon Cole's Black Box' and 'Who Gets the Last Laugh?' come to us from some of today's brightest comedic voices, affirming the power of the TBS brand to comedy lovers," Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, said in a press release. "These shows are not only extremely funny but also irreverent, provocative and a little bit subversive, making them ideal for fans of TBS's 'Conan,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Family Guy.'"
Along with the acquisition of "Cougar Town" from ABC, TBS is also launching three more new comedy series: "Men at Work," starring Danny Masterson and James Lesure (premieres Thurs., May 24, 10 p.m. ET); "Sullivan & Son" starring comedian Steve Byrne (premieres Thurs., July 19, 10 p.m. ET); and "Wedding Band," starring Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Melora Hardin and Jenny Wade (premiere dateTBD).
Tell us: Are you excited for more TBS original programming? Will you watch either of these comedy shows?
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