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TBS returns ‘Are We There Yet?’ Sept. 17 at noon



Atlanta-based TBS is bringing back “Are We There Yet?” for a third season but not in prime time.

Instead, starting Sept. 17, the family-friendly sitcom starring “Expendables” star Terry Crews will air at noon on weekdays. The show in 2010, after a short test run, was rewarded 90 episodes, a formula created by Tyler Perry. About 34 aired last year. So there are 56 more, so they could potentially air all of them over about 10 weeks.

In the past, this show has been paired with a Perry series targeting African Americans, but this is a different strategy, opting for a day-time crowd. Perry’s two family-friendly series “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne” have ended production, leaving his more adult-oriented “For Better or Worse.”

This move may also indicate a lack of confidence in the ability of “Are We There Yet?” to draw a big audience in prime time, where TBS has been thriving on most nights thanks to repeats of “The Big Bang Theory.” Perry’s sitcoms have been shunted off to Friday nights, generally a night with fewer eyeballs than Monday through Thursday.

“Are We There Yet?” ratings fell off as season two went along last year, which may have contributed to this decision.  On Jan. 12, 2011, for instance, the show drew 2.4 to 2.5 million viewers. On March 9, it had fallen to 1.4 to 1.5 million.

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13 comments Add your comment


August 29th, 2012
10:50 am

Wait..what? Who airs a show on weekdays at noon??? Who is the target audience? Children who could relate to this are in school – hello! At least they were able to get 100 episodes to get the syndication deal but wow…..can they at least try first at night? I mean the show hasn’t been on air for over a year! This is a shame. Maybe TBS would get ratings if they would stop moving the shows all around and stick with a consistent schedule! I mean, who goes a YEAR without seeing new episodes?!?!


August 29th, 2012
12:24 pm

Put Seinfeld episodes on!


August 29th, 2012
1:42 pm

get rid of “for better of for worse” and put “are we there yet” in it’s place.


August 29th, 2012
2:17 pm

Who in the world is the head of programming over there at TBS? A sticom with new episode airing weekdays at noon. That is a very very bad move. Like Sharon said, I rather see this show than “For Better or Worse”. Big Tickles is dead on.


August 29th, 2012
2:18 pm

another boring show with a family thats black but never talk about black issues….lightskin wife,check….half breed daughter,check….dark husband and son….


August 29th, 2012
2:19 pm

boring and not funny


August 29th, 2012
2:50 pm

@ “liberalefty.”
Divisive language (”lightskin wife,” half breed daughter,” “dark husband” and “dark son”) that not only separates one race (blacks), but contributes to the racial nonsense that divides all races from living together in harmony: check.
Characterizing family issues based on race (”black issues”): check.
Possible comment that contributes to the so-called “crabs in a bucket” mentality?: check.
Families come in different shades. Jesus, look at Terry Crews’ real family. And furthermore, everything that features black actors doesn’t have to make political, social and racial statements. Race was never the topic of discussion on “The Cosby Show.” We knew they were black. We could see them.


August 29th, 2012
4:31 pm

I actually love the show. My family and I watched it all of the time. I just hate that its coming on in the daytime. I have DVR, but being a daytime sit-com is really making me think it’s not going to last. Hell, the ratings are probably bad because they moves shows around so much on TBS. Its also not a reality show. Noone apparently wants to watch a normal family sitcom. They’d rather see fighting and Jerry Springer like shows.


August 29th, 2012
4:53 pm

Why?! This was a terrbile show. TV lovers, visit our site and join TV lovers group.


August 30th, 2012
11:53 am

How in the world is Terry Crews going to juggle all his shows? He’s on “Newsroom,” that reality show about soldiers (don’t know name), and this show too? Wow


August 30th, 2012
2:49 pm

Rodney, the show was developed by Ice Cube and not Tyler Perry.


August 31st, 2012
11:49 am

Man this show is off the chain! Glad its back!


September 2nd, 2012
5:04 pm

I saw this show when it was on another network and found it rather boring especially the manner in which the wife shows a total lack of respect and appreciation for her husband….hence the reason I am divorced now, who needs a controlling, disrespectful nagging wife these days….