The single-camera, half-hour comedy was developed by the Carells in conjunction with Steve's production company, Carousel Television. TBS' new comedy vice president, Thom Hinkle, headed up Carousel during the show's development and helped sell it to TBS before joining the network early last month.
"Tribeca" seems to be in the same vein as the new
The cops in the show are portrayed as hilarioulsy clueless when it comes to fighting crime.
TBS is at a crossroads when it comes to original scripted programming. The news about "Tribeca" comes a week before the premiere of the network's newest comedy, the multi-camera "Ground Floor," by
Both shows are intended to build on the success of TBS' shows "Cougar Town," "Men at Work" and "Sullivan & Son."
[For the record, Nov. 6, 6:45 p.m.: A previous version of this post misspelled Steve Carell's last name as Carrell in the headline and caption.]