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Turner Upfront: Steve Carell, Conan Get Shows; Jason Jones Will Star in The Detour

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Turner Broadcasting, whose portfolio includes TBS, CNN, truTV, Adult Swim, and Cartoon Network, among multiple others, is moving forward with more original programming. The big news comes at TBS, which got The Daily Show funny couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee on their own projects. As had been announced, they would be producing a show for TBS starring Jones, and we now know it’s called The Detour. They’re also set to do an “issues-oriented series” (we’re thinking it’ll be similar to something we saw on TDS) with Bee headlining.

Steve and Nancy Carell have a show on TBS called Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones, and Conan O’Brien reunites with The Office producer Greg Daniels for a TBS comedy pilot about alien abductees called The Group (nope, not the Mary McCarthy kind). Cary Fukunaga, True Detective’s great man-bun, is doing a TNT show called The Alienist, based on the novel of the same name set in gilded-age New York, as the city grapples with one of the first serial killers (so, right up his alley). Billy Eichner’s Billy on the Street, a sketch he did for Funny or Die, will become an original series on truTV. THERE WILL BE SO MUCH SHOUTING.

Turner Upfront: New Shows From Carell, Conan