TBS Is Developing New Shows from Steve Carell, Diablo Cody, and More


The TBS network announced the batch of new shows it’s developing this morning, including some intriguing projects from Steve Carell and screenwriter Diablo Cody and a lot of generic TBS-y sounding stuff. Carell is developing a show tentatively called Tribeca that he’s executive producing with his wife Nancy Carell. It’s a comedy centered on a bunch of socially inept LAPD crime scene investigators, described as “an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information about themselves and refuse to rest until justice has been served.” Screenwriter Diablo Cody is developing a show called Me Time with Diablo Cody, a comedic show that she’d host focused on celebrities and pop culture.

Check out the full slate of comedies TBS has in development below, including projects from Jamie Foxx, Elizabeth Banks, and the creators of Will & Grace:

Bad Parents

Between sexting and house parties, flashing and crushing on teachers, it’s hard to figure out who the kids are and who the adults are in this half hour comedy centered on four couples who must navigate the responsibilities of parenthood while holding on to the last bastions of their youth.

Tribeca (working title)

The brainchild of Steve and Nancy CarellTribeca is a comedy anchored by heroine Angie Tribeca, a 10-year veteran of the LAPD’s elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit). The show explores an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information about themselves and refuse to rest until justice has been served. These dedicated men and women are more than counter-intuitive; they are non-intuitive. Executive produced by Steve and Nancy Carell.

Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me

Every teenager is embarrassed by his/her parents. But what if your dad decided to descend upon your life in every way? Inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his 18-year-old daughter, this comedy explores the dynamic between a parent and a child and all the embarrassment that comes with it. Executive produced and co-written by Jamie Foxx.

Dream House (working title)

When a young guy has the chance to buy the house of his dreams, he quickly discovers that the owner, a seemingly feeble old man, is actually a grifter who manages to sell the house and become his roommate. Executive produced by Elizabeth Banks.


Written by the creators of Will & Grace David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, this ensemble workplace comedy revolves around an eclectic cast of stylists working in a barbershop in the Boston suburb of Worcester, Mass.

Me Time with Diablo Cody

Oscar®-winner Diablo Cody, the creator of United States of Tara and Young Adult, brings her signature charm and style to the screen as host of her own show. Tailored around Diablo’s unique perspective on all things pop culture and told in her very own tongue-in-cheek way, Me Time with Diablo Cody will reveal a side of Hollywood and celebs that the public very rarely gets to see.

Cheeseheads (working title)

Green Bay, Wis., is home to the World Famous Green Bay Packers and their fans: The Cheeseheads. These citizens don’t just bleed green and gold; they eat victory for breakfast. For them, being a Cheesehead is more than just being a fan. It’s a way of life. This show will take viewers into the hilarious subculture through the eyes of a group of proud Wisconsinites as they navigate life in the only way they know how – loud, proud and with lots of beer. For these folks, there is no off-season.