Turner’s TBS has confirmed that that the network has greenlit ten episodes of the animated series “The Cops” (working title), which will star co-creators Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The two also serve as executive producers on the series with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein.
“The Cops” is produced by FX Productions, Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton and Turner’s Studio T, and is slated to premiere in 2018.
The Cops follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two Los Angeles patrolmen trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.
“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., Albert Brooks and Greg Daniels at the forefront of what is going to be a serious push into animated comedy for TBS in 2018,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “I only hope these newbies know what they’re doing.”
“The Cops” will join the other animated hits on TBS, including “American Dad!” from Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. That series is currently in its 12th season. Other animated TBS series include the upcoming show Tarantula, a dark comedy from Carson Mell about the residents of a seedy hotel. The network will also launch “Final Space,” an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers.
The shows will join TBS’ lineup of comedy-hits which includes “Angie Tribeca,” “The Detour,” “Wrecked,” “People of Earth,” and “Search Party”. TBS is also the home of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”. Greg Garcia’s comedic anthology series “The Guest Book” will also premiere in August.