Dude, HIGH FIVE. TBS today renewed its new comedy Men At Work for a second season, ordering 10 more episodes of the new series with an eye on sometime in 2013 for a Season 2 premiere date. The show has done okay in the ratings, averaging 2.7 million viewers when DVR numbers are included. TBS says that's good enough to be one of the top five new basic-cable series in the 18-49 demographic, but when your parameters are that specific, I'm not sure it's something to toot.
The show was created by Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash) and follows four bro-dudes who work at a bro-dude magazine a la Maxim. It stars Danny Masterson (That '70s Show) as a guy who's recently back on the dating scene. I did not care for the pilot episode.
TBS has made huge strides in comedy, mixing and matching reruns with original programming, and the affordable multi-camera Men At Work fits nicely into that strategy. The network will debut new comedy Sullivan & Son in July, recently paid lots of money for future off-network syndication rights to 2 Broke Girls, and is reaping the rewards of its high-priced, "risky-then, goldmine now" purchase of The Big Bang Theory repeats.
Men At Work airs Thursdays nights at 10pm on TBS.
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