TBS has ordered an additional 90 episodes of its comedy sitcom Are We There Yet? after a successful 10-episode run.
The series, starring Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) and Essence Atkins (Half and Half) and based on the hit theatrical film starring series producer Ice Cube, averaged 2.8 million viewers and 1.5 million adults 18-49 during its June/July run, according to TBS.
Are We There Yet? was also the most watched show during the second quarter among African-American adults 18-34 and 18-49.
The huge 90-episode order for Are We There Yet? follows the same syndication model of another Debmar-Mercury distributed series, TBS House Of Payne, which launched in 2006 with an unprecedented 100-episode order.
Debmar-Mercury distributed series Big Lake, which debuts tomorrow (Aug. 17) on Comedy Central, will also trigger a 90-episode order if Comedy Central greenlights the series beyond the first 10 episodes, according to the network.
"Are We There Yet? has proven itself to be an extremely strong addition to TBS's comedy lineup," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in a statement. "Are We There Yet? attracts a young, diverse audience, making it an especially good fit for our Wednesday night slate of original sitcoms."
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