TBS has ordered a second season of the popular new sitcom Sullivan & Son. Currently airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), the comedy is averaging more than 2.5 million viewers in its first season and ranks as one of the Top 25 new summer series on television. TBS has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to launch in 2013.
"Sullivan & Son has gotten off to a strong start, quickly building its own fan base," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "We've had a great time working with Steve Byrne, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, Rob Long and the wonderful cast and crew of Sullivan & Son, and we look forward to seeing the show continue to grow in 2013."
TBS's Sullivan & Son stars Steve Byrne as a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he leaves his Manhattan lifestyle and moves to Pittsburgh to take over his parents' pub. Byrne is joined by a stellar ensemble cast that includes Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jodi Long, Valerie Azlynn, Vivian Bang, Owen Benjamin and Dan Lauria. Sullivan & Son is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and showrunner Rob Long. Created by Long and Byrne, Sullivan & Son comes to TBS from Wild West Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.
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In addition to Sullivan & Son, TBS's slate of original series includes Cougar Town, the popular comedy that's moving to TBS, with the premiere set for early 2013. Earlier this summer, TBS renewed the hit series Men at Work and launched the second season of the Friday night hit Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse. In addition, the network's original programming lineup includes the comedy series The Wedding Band, launching in November; the reality-competition show King of the Nerds, coming in early 2013; and Who Gets the Last Laugh? (working title) and Deon Cole's Black Box (working title), both slated for 2013.