TBS has ordered 10 episodes of animated series “The Cops” (working title), which stars and was co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks.
The duo serve as executive producers on the show alongside Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky, Howard Klein and 3 Arts. The series is produced by FX Productions, CK’s Pig Newton and Turner’s Studio T, and is slated to premiere in 2018.
“The Cops” follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two LAPD patrolmen trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both, per the official TBS description. 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, it continued.
“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 during Saturday’s Television Critics Association press tour panel. “I only hope these newbies know what they’re doing.”
Animation is becoming a bigger and bigger part of TBS’ brand. Anchored by “American Dad,” the cartoonish push includes 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.
The announcement was made Saturday during TBS’ time at the Television Critics Association press event.