Friday, July 17, 2009

TBS Orders Sitcom 'Are We There Yet?'

Deal is latest in series of programming tests from syndicator Debmar-Mercury
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable

Debmar-Mercury has sold original comedy Are We There Yet? to TBS for a ten-episode test run.

Based on the hit movie from Revolution Studios, the show is the latest in a series of tests put together by Debmar-Mercury intended to create new programming at a minimum of risk for all partners.

Are We There Yet? will star Everybody Hates Chris's Terry Crews, (pictured right) and will be produced by Ice Cube's Cube Vision. Ali LeRoi, executive producer of The Chris Rock Show and Everybody Hates Chris, will join Ice Cube, Revolution's Joe Roth and Matt Alvarez as executive producers. Ice Cube, who starred in the movie, will have a recurring role in the show.

The ten-episode test is slated to premiere on TBS next June, and TBS will have the option to order 90 more episodes if it's happy with the program's performance. TBS is also the home of Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns, both of which are also distributed by Debmar-Mercury and are the results of successful test runs.

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