The Wisconsin of decades past has been the home to such stellar sitcoms as Happy Days and That '70s Show. Now, TBS will look to the Badger state of the 1980s to churn more laughs.
The very funny network has ordered eight episodes of Glory Daze, centering on a group friends pledging a college fraternity in that decade, from TBS Productions. It's scheduled to bow late this year, which means it could serve as a lead-in for Conan O'Brien's late-night show, which arrives on the cable network in November. Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) tops the cast.
Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and TCM, called Glory Daze "a sharply written, laugh-out-loud comedy. The time is right for this feel-good, funny and fresh take on college life in the ‘80s."
TBS, along with drama network TNT, will make their upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on May 19.