Rashida Jones plays LAPD Detective Angie Tribeca in this darkly funny spoof of police procedurals from executive producers Steve and Nancy Carell. TBS is launching the series on Sunday, Jan. 17, beginning at 9pm ET/PT with a 25-hour, commercial-free marathon of the first 10 episodes. The series continues with Episodes 11-20 premiering Mondays beginning Jan. 25.
TBS has put together a rather humorous press release that deserves to be shared with the world, so here it is:
TBS TO LAUNCH ANGIE TRIBECA WITH 25-HOUR MARATHON OF COMMERCIAL-FREE EPISODES STARTING JAN. 17
RASHIDA JONES, HAYES MACARTHUR, JERE BURNS, DEON COLE AND ANDREE VERMEULEN STAR IN TBS’S POWERFUL, HEROIC, UNFORGETTABLE AND TASTEFULLY EROTIC COP SHOW
TBS will launch its first-ever crime procedural – Angie Tribeca – with a massive, international multiplatform launch on Sunday, Jan. 17, giving subscribers the opportunity to binge on all 10 episodes of the first season commercial-free through a 25-hour on-air marathon (Sunday 9 p.m. – Monday 10 p.m. ET/PT), as well as through TBS’s VOD, digital and mobile platforms. Viewers can also get a weekly fix of the show on Monday nights, beginning Jan. 25.
Real, brooding and shockingly alive, Angie Tribeca is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell, who executive-produce the series through their Carousel Television. The series follows a squad of committed LAPD detectives who investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides.
At the center of Angie Tribeca is Angie Tribeca, played by Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) in the performance of a lifetime as a lone-wolf detective who is none too happy when partnered with Jay Geils, played by Hayes MacArthur (Life As We Know It, Go On). Jere Burns (Justified, Breaking Bad) plays the squad’s apoplectic lieutenant. Helping solve each complex case are detective Danny Tanner, played by Deon Cole (CONAN, Black-ish); Dr. Monica Scholls, the quirky, bespectacled medical examiner played by Andrée Vermeulen (Upright Citizen’s Brigade, How To Train Your Dragon television series); and Hoffman, Tanner’s K9 German Shepard partner played by Jagger (Max). Not involved with the series is Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull, Goodfellas).
“Angie Tribeca has everything anyone could ever imagine in a crime drama,” said a TBS spokesperson, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Dead bodies, heinous crimes, complex mysteries within mysteries, violence, grit, sex, gritty sex and a detective who will stop at nothing to get her man…or woman…or ferret. We are so incredibly proud of Angie Tribeca, we’re going to shove it down America’s throat in a really big way. And not just America. We’re taking Angie global!”
On the international front, TBS’s throat-shoving strategy for Angie Tribeca involves rolling out the show on numerous Turner International entertainment networks in January. Turner’s Latin American and German networks are set to join the 25-hour marathon on Jan. 17, while Spanish, Nordic and Asian networks (both truTV and Warner TV) will premiere all first-season episodes at one time.
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