“Search Party” and “People of Earth” have both been renewed for second seasons at TBS, TheWrap has learned.
“Search Party” launched its entire first season over Thanksgiving week, drawing more than 1.1 million viewers per episode across all platforms over five days and growing.
The dark comedy follows a group of 20-something New Yorkers looking for a college acquaintance who has gone missing. It stars Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds, Meredith Hagner and Brandon Micheal Hall.
Search Party is executive-produced by Michael Showalter, Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers. Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns also serve as executive producers. Turner’s Studio T is producing in association with Jax Media.
“People of Earth” centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about the members’ supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction.
Since premiering Halloween night, the show has ranked among the year’s top 10 new cable comedies among adults 18-49 and is currently reaching 4.3 million viewers per episode across all platforms.
The series also stars Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson and Ken Hall. Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels executive produce along with Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, Larry Sullivan and series creator David Jenkins.
The shows join the network’s previous 2016 renewals “Angie Tribeca,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Detour” and “Wrecked,” in addition to comedy mainstays “Conan” and “American Dad!”