TBS picked up 10 episodes of a new animated comedy from Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks, the network announced today at the Television Critics Association winter previews.
"The Cops", which was originally developed for FX before being shipped to TBS, focuses on two Los Angeles cops, Al and Lou, played respectively by Brooks and C.K., who despite their best efforts, continuously fail at their duty to protect and serve the public. Aside from their roles as creators and stars, Brooks and C.K. will also executive-produce with Greg Daniels from "The Office".
"We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., Albert Brooks and Greg Daniels at the forefront of what is going to be a serious push into animated comedy for TBS in 2018," Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming, said in a statement. "I only hope these newbies know what they're doing."
"The Cops" is the newest addition to TBS' newly redeveloped lineup under Turner President Kevin Reilly. In 2016, the network successfully started an acclaimed slew of comedies, including scripted series "Angie Tribeca", "The Detour", "Wrecked", "People of Earth" and "Search Party" as well as "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee".
"The Cops" is currently scheduled for a 2018 debut.