The TNets (TBS, TNT, and truTV) have announced second season renewals for freshman series Chad and Wipeout, both airing on TBS, as well as Fast Foodies for truTV. These recent pickups join critically acclaimed scripted series, Snowpiercer, which was previously greenlit for a third season, the fifth and sixth seasons of Animal Kingdom, and unscripted series The Cube, The Big D, Rat in the Kitchen, and Rhodes to the Top.
Brett Weitz, General Manager, TBS, TNT, and truTV said: “I am extremely proud of the incredible way we continue to connect with our audience. On TBS, TNT, and truTV, 2021 is off to a fantastic start, boasting four of the top five comedies this year and five #1 series. The TNets have been invited into consumers’ homes for decades and our fans know they can continually turn to us for quality programming that fits their emotional need: a good time, a good laugh, or a thrill ride. With these ground-breaking, brand-defining shows we will continue to make good on that promise for years to come.”
Chad is a single-camera comedy that follows a 14-year-old pubescent Persian boy, played by Nasim Pedrad (SNL, New Girl, Aladdin) as he navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad’s friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother’s new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity. Chad is currently airing on TBS on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Pedrad is creator, executive producer, and showrunner. Oly Obst (3 Arts) also serves as executive producer, along with Rob Rosell who co-developed the series with Pedrad. Max Searle has been tapped as co-showrunner for the second season with Pedrad.
Wipeout, hosted by John Cena (F9, The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Girl Code) along with field host Camille Kostek (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model 2019), is currently airing on TBS on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Fast Foodies features Top Chef winners Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford, and Iron Chef winner Justin Sutherland competing to perfectly recreate and then skillfully reimagine a celebrity guest’s favorite fast-food dish. Season 1 featured celebrity guests Joel McHale, James Van Der Beek, Bobby Lee, and Andy Richter.