TBS Orders a Second Round of ‘Sullivan & Son’

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Dan Lauria, Steve Byrne and Jodi Long in a scene from "Sullivan & Son." (TBS)

TBS has ordered a second season of the popular new sitcom “Sullivan & Son.”

Currently airing Thursdays at 10 p.m., the comedy is averaging more than 2.5 million viewers in its first season and ranks as one of the top 25 new summer series on television.

TBS has ordered 10 episodes for the second season, which is slated to launch in 2013.

“‘Sullivan & Son’ has gotten off to a strong start, quickly building its own fan base,” said Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’ve had a great time working with Steve Byrne, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, Rob Long and the wonderful cast and crew of ‘Sullivan & Son,’ and we look forward to seeing the show continue to grow in 2013.”

The show stars Korean-Irish American standup comic Steve Byrne (“The Byrne Identity”) as a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he leaves his Manhattan lifestyle and moves to Pittsburgh to take over his parents’ pub.

Byrne is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Jodi Long (“Miss Match”) and Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”) as his parents, Vivian Bang (“Yes Man”) as his sister, and Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Valerie Azlynn, Owen Benjamin, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed as regulars at the bar.

“Huge thanks to all the fans … We are officially coming back for a 2nd season,” Byrne said on Facebook. “Thanks to all the viewers, Warner Bros. and the fine folks at TBS!!! Two episodes left this season!!!”

“Sullivan & Son” is executive-produced by Vaughn, Billingsley and showrunner Rob Long. Created by Long and Byrne, the show comes to TBS from Wild West Television in association with Warner Horizon Television.

For more information, visit www.tbs.com/shows/sullivanandson/ or www.twitter.com/SullivanTBS.

In addition to “Sullivan & Son,” TBS’ slate of original series includes “Cougar Town,” the popular comedy that’s moving to TBS, with the premiere set for early 2013. Earlier this summer, TBS renewed the hit series “Men at Work” and launched the second season of the Friday night hit “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.” In addition, the network’s original programming lineup includes the comedy series “Wedding Band,” launching in November; the reality-competition show “King of the Nerds,” coming in early 2013; and “Who Gets the Last Laugh?” (working title) and “Deon Cole’s Black Box” (working title), both slated for 2013.

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