A new animated comedy series from Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks will be making its way to TBS in 2018. Going by the working title ‘The Cops’, the show will follow two patrolmen in Los Angeles as they try their best to protect and serve, but don’t always succeed.
First developed as a pilot for FX last January, ‘The Cops’ is co-created by C.K. and Brooks, who also provide the voices for lead characters Lou and Al. The pair will also serve as executive producers alongside Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopolous, Dave Becky, and Howard Klein.
“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., Albert Brooks and Greg Daniels at the forefront of what is going to be a serious push into animated comedy for TBS in 2018,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “I only hope these newbies know what they’re doing.”
The project is a joint production between FX Productions and C.K.’s Pig Newton, with Turner’s Studio T coming on as co-producer with the move to TBS.
‘The Cops’ joins a growing pool of animated comedies at TBS including the recently acquired ‘American Dad’, and upcoming series ‘Tarantula’ and ‘Final Space’. It also marks the second original comedy developed for FX after the cable network went straight to series on an untitled Tracy Morgan family comedy created by Jordan Peele.