For those that watched Angie Tribeca, you probably had, at least, one good laugh. In fact, the show premiered on January 17th with a 25-hour nonstop marathon, and the show's slapstick nature provided several laughs as all ten episodes of Season 1 aired within that time. In case you were wondering if there is a Season 2 of Angie Tribeca planned, the answer would be yes, and this is the release date.
According to TV Line, not only has Angie Tribeca been picked up for a Season 2, already, it will begin airing this month. Season 2 is due to start on TBS on Monday, January 25th at 8:30 PM, but it will not air in a marathon format, but weekly. A report from Bustle shows that show was picked up for a Season 2 months before Season 1 even premiered.
Angie Tribeca is a procedural comedy created by Steve Carrell, best known for his role as Michael Scott on The Office. He co-created this comedy with his wife, Nancy, and the show stars Rashida Jones (who was a regular cast member on The Office as well as Parks and Recreation) and the humor of the show is a "return to slapstick" according to ScreenRant.
From the first episode in its 10-episode Season 1 run, it is clear that the police procedural show is not meant to be taken seriously at all. This type of humor hasn't been done by anyone since the days of Airplane and The Naked Gun, and yet it follows all of the serious cop show clichés. That is, there is a lead character who feels that she can do better work alone, and yet is teamed with a polar opposite partner, played by Hayes MacArthur (who plays Jay Geils, an obvious nod to an 80's band).
This is a show where a cop has a dog for a partner, and no one treats the dog like a dog. Considering that most comedy on television doesn't do this type of humor, but rather go for the mockumentary style (like Carrell's previously mentioned The Office), it is interesting to see something like Angie Tribeca tried on today's audience.
It is also interesting to see the formula. Like Netflix, the show released its entire first season at once. Considering the popularity of Netflix content like Orange is the New Black, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and other original series, it was clear that Angie Tribeca wanted to follow its format to hook its audience, and then string them along on a weekly basis. There isn't really any other show that has tried something like this.
It is pretty clear that Carrell and the other producers of this show invested a lot in this hit. However, the show is scoring a low 6.7 on IMDB, a somewhat high score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 77 score on Metacritic. It is pretty clear that Angie Tribeca could last a few more seasons, but it is already too early to tell if this show will last this long in our hearts.
For those that missed the 10-episodes of the first season, it can be watched on the TBS site with permission from your cable provider.