The Detour Renewed

The Detour Renewed for Season 2 at TBS (Before Debut of Season 1)

TBS is staying the course with The Detour, renewing the Jason Jones-Natalie Zea family road-trip comedy for a second season — five days before the premiere of Season 1.

Created by Jones and wife Samantha Bee, the sitcom was inspired by the couple’s own experiences with family vacations. Daily Show alum Jones and Justified vet Zea play the parents of two children. “Every leg of their trip is fraught with disaster as they encounter one hellish turn after another,” per the show’s official logline. “If there’s trouble on the road, this family will find it and plow into it.”

The show’s first season premieres on Monday.

“Jason and Sam’s vision and execution of the first season was original and unexpected at every ridiculous turn,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS, in a statement. “Having Jason as executive producer, director and star really brought a definition to the voice of the characters and a realism to this family.”

It’s been a good week for Bee. On Monday, TBS ordered an additional 26 episodes of her new late-night talk show Full Frontal.

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9 Comments
  1. Jasie says:

    Looks good so an early renewal is nice. I’ll be checking it out.

  2. James says:

    They actually premiered the first episode this past Monday, at least on my TV. I tape Conan every night and I missed half of Monday’s Conan because they were playing The Detour in the 11pm slot so Conan didn’t start until 11:30 Not sure if that happened to anyone else..

  3. Et al. says:

    Still waiting for that season 2 of Angie Tribecca that was advertised as starting January 25th.

  4. HAP says:

    TBS is in bed with the Joneses.

  5. cuius says:

    That was grim – appears all the couple’s creative talent has gone into “Full Frontal”

  6. tvjunkie says:

    It sounds like National Lampoons Vacation the TV show so it could be good.