TBS is taking a very different approach with the premiere of its new comedy Angie Tribeca from Steve and Nancy Carell and starring Rashida Jones. The network announced today that instead of airing the series premiere followed by new episodes weekly, it will instead debut the show through a 25-hour, commercial-free season 1 marathon from Sunday, January 17th at 9:00pm through Monday the 18th at 10:00pm. The debut season consists of ten half-hour episodes, so TBS will run through season 1 multiple times throughout the 25-hour period.
Here’s where it gets even weirder: Beginning Monday, January 25th at 9:30pm, TBS will air new episodes of the series, and they’re considering each episode its own season, which technically means Angie Tribeca has been renewed for 10 more seasons. (The Hollywood Reporter is calling it a season 2 renewal.) Here’s the breakdown of the schedule from the press release:
Angie Tribeca: The Launch Season 1 – Starting Sunday, Jan. 17 Binge watching is the new normal, but for such a haunting, raw series like Angie Tribeca, one binge won’t be enough. So TBS is going to give viewers the ultimate binge experience: a 25-hour marathon of the entire season played five times in a row, Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – Monday, Jan. 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), plus availability across TBS On Demand, tbs.com, the Watch TBS mobile app and participating providers’ platforms and apps. It’s the biggest epic event since TV’s last big epic event. Seasons 2-11 – Available Mondays, beginning Jan. 25 After binging on Angie Tribeca’s first season, viewers can start diving into seasons 2-11, each one consisting of a single episode that will allow viewers to experience the emotional highs of a season premiere and season finale in one powerful 30-minute package. Seasons 2-11 of Angie Tribeca are set to debut Mondays at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT), starting Jan. 25, followed by availability across TBS’s on-demand platforms. As if that weren’t enough, each week’s season premiere/finale on the linear network will be followed by an encore telecast from season 1 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).