TBS axes The Detour after four seasons
Despite earning rave reviews from critics and audiences alike across four seasons on the cable network, TBS has decided to cancel comedy series The Detour, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Created, written and executive-produced by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, The Detour is an all-too-honest look at the family dynamic. The show centers on a family of four led by Nate (Jason Jones) and his wife, Robin (Natalie Zea). Also starring in the acclaimed comedy is Ashley Gerasimovich and Liam Carroll. Season 3 reached more than 25 million viewers across TBS’ linear, VOD and digital platforms, reaching an increase of 74% in digital views.
The show has had a number of guest stars, including series executive producer and co-creator Samantha Bee, James Cromwell, John Oliver, Laura Benanti, Jeffrey Vincent Parise and Max Casella. The Detour is executive-produced by Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, and Brennan Shroff.
Though the series earned positive reviews across the board and scoring solid ratings on digital platforms, the series was never quite a ratings success, joining the likes of fellow retired TBS series Wrecked, Angie Tribeca and People of Earth.
Rumors are beginning to build that the Time Warner-owned network is going to be seeing a lot of its original series shipped off to Warner Media’s upcoming new streaming service HBO Max, which is being overseen by TBS and TNT head Kevin Reilly. While The Detour is another acclaimed comedy getting the axe, there’s still a solid roster of scripted series on the network that includes the upcoming Nasim Pedrad-led Chad, the adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel and movie Snowpiercer, as well as the returns of Search Party, The Guest Book, The Last OG and Miracle Workers.