Alia Shawkat’s ‘Search Party’ Ordered to Series by TBS

John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner also star

Last Updated: November 2, 2015 @ 12:15 PM

Alia Shawkat is returning to TV with TBS giving a greenlight to “Search Party,” a half-hour sitcom on which the “Arrested Development” actress will star.

The show follows four self-absorbed 20-somethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears. John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner join Shawkat in the ensemble cast.

The pilot was written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, and was overseen by Michael Showalter. Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns will serve as executive producers alongside Showalter, Rogers and Bliss.

“Sarah-Violet, Charles, Michael and this fantastic cast of comedians have truly hit on the glory and utter misery of early adulthood,” TBS executive vice president of original programming Brett Weitz said in a statement. “Search Party is a carefully observed, blunt comedy for people who are testing out who they are and who they strive to be.”

“Search Party” will debut on TBS in 2016.