TBS Takes Off-Net Rights for 2 Broke Girls


ATLANTA: TBS has secured the off-network rights for the hit CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls through a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

The show, which heads into its second season on CBS this fall, will join TBS in 2015. Created by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and Whitney Cummings (Whitney), the series was TV’s number one new show of the 2011-12 season with adults 18 to 49 and the number one new comedy among total viewers.

"When 2 Broke Girls premiered last fall, it immediately found its audience and appeared to us to be a perfect fit for TBS," said Michael Wright, the president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "With its funny and endearing lead performances, a terrific supporting cast and sharp writing, 2 Broke Girls brings a fresh, contemporary, attitude to the classic sitcom format. We believe 2 Broke Girls is poised to enjoy a long, successful run, and we look forward to adding it to the TBS lineup."

"Successful cable networks have built their programming slates with a strategic mix of acquired proven off-net series along with compelling original programming," added Ken Werner, the president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. "We are thrilled that 2 Broke Girls will have the opportunity to drive viewers to TBS in a similar way that The Big Bang Theory has, becoming a staple of their comedy lineup.”