People of Earth Series Order Wyatt Cenac TBS

TBS Greenlights Wyatt Cenac Comedy People of Earth, From Greg Daniels

The laughs are out there.

TBS has given a series order to People of Earth, a comedy starring Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac as a skeptical journalist investigating a support group for alleged alien abductees.

In the series, from Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels (The Office) and formerly known as The Group, Cenac’s Ozzie Graham slowly becomes sympathetic to the survivors’ stories and eventually comes to suspect that maybe he is an abductee, as well.

The cast includes Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory), Oscar Nuñez (The Office), Michael Cassidy (Men at Work), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Selfie), Brian Huskey (Veep) and Tracee Chimo (Orange Is the New Black).

People of Earth was created by David Jenkins, who wrote the pilot and serves as a co-executive producer. The 10-episode season will be produced by O’Brien’s Conaco LLC and Warner Horizon Television.

Check out a trailer for People of Earth below. Then hit the comments with your thoughts on the otherworldly comedy.

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5 Comments
  1. I have high hopes for this! LOVED Wyatt Cenac on the Daily Show and can’t imagine anything from Conan and Greg not being well written!

  2. MiaB says:

    This show looks really funny.

  3. herman1959 says:

    Don’t get weird…this looks like my kind of show – off beat and hilariously funny at the same time.

  4. Jim Davis says:

    I’d watch Nancy Lenehan (Margaret) read the Wall Street Journal. Because she’s funny………..

  5. Ashley says:

    Everything I’ve heard about this so far has been really good. It’s ideal material for Conan and Greg to reunite over, and he has really good people in the cast. Greg has already worked with Wyatt (“King of the Hill”) and Oscar (“The Office”), so that helps. I just hope this doesn’t kill the HBO project Greg was working on! Is the idea for him to stay on as showrunner for the duration, or is he just getting it off the ground and then handing it off to Jenkins?