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TBS Greenlights Animated Series ‘The Cops’

Ten Episodes Have Been Ordered

TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the animated series “The Cops” (working title), starring and co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The logline: “The Cops” follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two Los Angeles patrolmen trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.

Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks serve as executive producers on the series with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein. “The Cops” is produced by FX Productions, Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton and Turner’s Studio T, and is slated to premiere in 2018.

“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,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “I only hope these newbies know what they’re doing.”

As the latest series in TBS’s growing animation pipeline, “The Cops “ joins TBS’s “American Dad!,” now in season 12, and upcoming series “Tarantula,” a dark comedy from Carson Mell about the residents of a seedy hotel, and “Final Space,” an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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