Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues.
Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned Studio T, with Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, and Brandon James (all Vice Principals) serving as executive producers.
TBS has given the show an open ended run, beginning next year, and has also ordered a Greg Garcia single cam comedy, The Guest Book.
The anthology series is based on fictitious stories Garcia (My Name is Earl) leaves in rental cabin guest books to freak out the next renters.
CBS Television Studios is producing with Studio T, which is the in-house arm of TBS and sister network TNT, with a 2017 airdate pencilled in.
“Our new projects, from some of the best creators and producers in the industry, will fit perfectly with the new direction we’ve been taking the TBS brand,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of programming for TBS.
“Each show brings something fresh and unique to the comedy genre, from the unforgettable characters that Greg has created in The Guest Book to the wild, animated absurdities of Carson’s Tarantula.”
The commissions came as part of host of announcements Time Warner-owned networks made over the weekend at the TCA tour. Others include: