Despite tepid critical reviews, Atlanta-based TBS’s comedy “Men at Work” has clicked with its audience and has been renewed for a second season.
Currently airing at 10 p.m. Thursdays, the sitcom will get 10 more episodes in 2013. It has averaged 2.7 million viewers, counting DVR usage up to a week after original airing. The season finale is July 12.
“Men at Work is a strong addition to the TBS lineup and has worked extremely well paired with The Big Bang Theory,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, in a press release.
It’s a lighthearted comedy featuring single guys. Here’s the pro forma description for those who have not seen it yet: Danny Masterson (That ’70s Show, Yes Man) plays the recently dumped Milo, whose friends are determined to help him get back in the dating game. James Lesure (Las Vegas) is Gibbs, a photographer and successful ladies man. Michael Cassidy (The O.C.) plays Tyler, a features writer who brings a dose of style and sophistication to the group. And Adam Busch (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) ) is Neal, a somewhat nerdy ad salesman and the only one in the group with a steady girlfriend.
To date, TBS has struggled to find successful original comedies. Among those that never quite took off: “Ten Items or Less,” “Glory Daze,” “The Bill Engvall Show.”
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk