TBS has picked up its original series The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish for a third season. Co-created and executive-produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, The Last O.G. launched as cable's #1 new comedy in 2018 and the highest rated cable comedy debut since 2015. The show continues to be a ratings success in its second season, now ranking as cable's #1 sitcom and reaching a multiplatform audience of 23 million viewers so far.
"The Last O.G. is very meaningful to me and I am blessed to get to work with my family for another season," said Morgan. "We are going to go to a whole other level this year. JUST WAIT."
Season two of The Last O.G. found the "perfect balance of hilarity" (Salon), with Morgan's character Tray going all in on his dreams of becoming a chef, and Tray's ex-girlfriend Shay (Haddish) collaborating with an unlikely business partner.
Morgan and Haddish will return for the third season of The Last O.G., as well as series regulars Ryan Gaul as Shay's affable husband Josh; Allen Maldonado, who plays Tray's goofy but well-intentioned cousin Bobby; and Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland, Tray and Shay's teenage children, Shahzad and Amira.
"We are so proud of The Last O.G.'s continued success," said Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS and TNT. "This hilarious and heartfelt show has connected with fans and we couldn't be more grateful for the big laughs that Tracy and the O.G. gang deliver each week."
Inspired by The Last O.G.'s theme of new beginnings, the network is committed to giving back to the Brooklyn community that is at the center of the show. Similar to their partnership with NYC Parks to refurbish the basketball courts in Marcy Playground, TBS recently partnered with GrowNYC to renovate the historic Hattie Carthan community garden in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Additionally, this season TBS collaborated with HMH Publishing to create The Last O.G. Cookbook: How to Get Mad Culinary Skills featuring recipes inspired by the series with elements woven throughout that immerse readers in the O.G. world. Brief sections of the book address pressing social issues including mass incarceration, food deserts, and re-entry challenges, with a focus on non-profit organizations committed to these topics and getting returning citizens back on their feet. A portion of the proceeds from the book go to Drive Change's workforce development Fellowship that provides professional culinary training and social justice leadership development to returning citizens (ages 18-25 yrs) who are committed to tapping into their talent and building careers in the hospitality sector.