Thursday, June 21, 2012
TBS Gets Rights to 2 Broke Girls
2 Broke Girls was created by Emmy® winner/executive producer Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and comedian Whitney Cummings (Whitney).
It is set to join the TBS lineup in 2015.
"When 2 Broke Girls premiered last fall, it immediately found its audience and appeared to us to be a perfect fit for TBS," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "With its funny and endearing lead performances, a terrific supporting cast and sharp writing, 2 Broke Girls brings a fresh, contemporary, attitude to the classic sitcom format. We believe 2 Broke Girls is poised to enjoy a long, successful run, and we look forward to adding it to the TBS line-up."
"Successful cable networks have built their programming slates with a strategic mix of acquired proven off-net series along with compelling original programming," said Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. "We are thrilled that 2 Broke Girls will have the opportunity to drive viewers to TBS in a similar way that The Big Bang Theory has, becoming a staple of their comedy line-up.”
In 2 Broke Girls,two girls from very different backgrounds – Max, poor from birth, and Caroline, born wealthy but down on her luck – wind up as waitresses in the same colorful Brooklyn diner and strike up an unlikely friendship in hopes of launching a successful business venture: their dream of running a cupcake empire. All they need to do is come up with $250,000 in start-up expenses. Working together, these two broke girls living in one expensive city might just find the perfect recipe for their big break, proving life can be fun – even if you’re broke. Max and Caroline…they put the "class" in working class
2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Thor) as sassy, streetwise Max Black; exciting new discovery Beth Behrs (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love) as the sophisticated former trust fund princess Caroline Channing; Garrett Morris (Saturday Night Live) as Earl, a 75-year-old cashier at the diner; comedian Jonathan Kite (I’m in the Band) as Oleg, the diner’s overly flirtatious Russian cook; and Matthew Moy (Scrubs) as Han Lee, the diner’s new eager-to-please owner. Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie and Legally Blonde films) guest-stars in a recurring role throughout the first season as Sophie, a glamorous Polish housekeeper and noisy neighbor to Max and Caroline.
2 Broke Girls will return for its second season this fall on CBS.
TBS's deal for 2 Broke Girls adds another comedy to a slate that includes Cougar Town, which is making the move to the network as an original series, and acquired hit The Big Bang Theory, which is currently basic cable's #1 sitcom. TBS's roster also includes the original sitcom Men at Work, which premiered in May; Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, returning with new episodes July 13; Sullivan & Son, premiering July 19; and Wedding Band, set to premiere later this year.