Spending 15 years in prison didn't transform Tray, but everything else sure seemed to change. After he is released on good behavior, he returns to his newly affluent Brooklyn neighborhood and is shocked to find out how much different the world is. For starters, he's a father to twin sons, born to his former girlfriend Shay. She is now married to a successful white man who is helping raise the teenagers, who grew up in private schools and can't relate to their dad's hardscrabble upbringing. Wishing he could connect with his kids but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray relies on some well-worn skills to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory. Oscar winner Jordan Peele is co-creator and co-executive produces the series along with star Tracy Morgan.
Snoop D-O Double G in da house! Rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor Snoop Dogg adds show host to his credits, taking the reins of a new version of "The Joker's Wild," his favorite game show as a kid. Set in a casino adorned with an enormous slot machine, giant dice and playing cards, the game itself remains virtually unchanged from its iconic 1970s/'80s predecessor, but TBS says this incarnation features a "Snoop-a-fied" touch, with book smarts sometimes taking a back seat to streetwise know-how and problem solving. The show includes cameos by Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, Michael Strahan, Method Man, Regis Philbin and Kelly Osbourne, among others.
Heeeere's Conan! The former longtime host of "Late Night" and abbreviated presenter of "The Tonight Show" moves his talk show act to the cable arena, where he becomes the staple of TBS' late-night talk show lineup that began a year earlier with the premiere of "Lopez Tonight." Making the transition to basic cable with Conan is his on-again, off-again sidekick/announcer, Andy Richter. Said O'Brien in his typical dry tone, "In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly."
Based on a popular segment on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" and emceed by rapper/actor Method Man and model Hailey Baldwin, "Drop the Mic" invites celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture to compete in rap battles. Episodes feature four players in head-to-head battles, creating moments packed with lyrical creativity and "Did you hear that?" moments. Studio audience votes determine the mic-dropping winner of each battle. The talent lineup includes Anthony Anderson, Nicole Richie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Vanessa Hudgens, James Van Der Beek, and members of Rascal Flatts and Boyz II Men.
It seems her correspondence role on "The Daily Show" was just a warm-up act for the next stage of Samantha Bee's career. After spending 12 years on the Comedy Central juggernaut, Bee was not approached to replace departing host Jon Stewart, opening the door to her own series on TBS. The weekly late-night newsmagazine serves as a platform for Bee to apply her sharp, satirical point of view to current and relevant issues. She won't do so while sitting at a fake news desk; instead, field reports dominate, allowing Bee to show off her uncanny ability to mine comedy gold from just about any awkward situation.
An ensemble comedy about an alien abductee support group revolves around a journalist's investigation of the members' supposed extraterrestrial experiences. As seasoned writer Ozzie Graham delves further into oddball claims made by members of StarCrossed, his initial skepticism begins to turn when he hears their stories firsthand and realizes he might have a story to tell, too. Though Ozzie struggles with the notion that life could exist beyond our world, StarCrossed leader Gina Morrison tries to get him to accept his possible otherworldly experience.
The husband-wife team of Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, longtime correspondents on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," executive produce a comedy series inspired by their own experiences with family vacations. Jones stars as Nate Parker, who plans an adventure of a lifetime -- a road trip to Florida -- with wife Robin and their young kids, rebellious daughter Delilah and simpleton son Jared. Packed in cramped quarters, the 1,300-mile journey soon detours into disastrous territory as the family encounters one hellish turn after another. Subsequent seasons see the Parkers make detours to New York City and Alaska, among other adventures.
"Wrecked" turns strangers fighting for survival somewhere in the Pacific into a laughing matter. The single-camera, half-hour sitcom begins with a daring, and ultimately failed, rescue attempt after a commercial flight crash-lands on an uninhabited island. Now unplugged from the rest of the world, a diverse group of survivors struggles to navigate their makeshift society while also learning to live without such modern comforts as indoor plumbing, cellphones, social media, and fast-food restaurants at every corner.
Executive producer Steve Carell recruits Rashida Jones, his former co-star in "The Office," for the lead role in a police procedural that plays out like a small-screen version of "The Naked Gun." Angie Tribeca leads a squad of LAPD detectives who investigate, says the network, "the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides." Angie works best alone. The only problem? She has a new partner, Jay Geils. The squad also includes apoplectic captain Chet Atkins, quirky, bespectacled medical examiner Dr. Monica Scholls, and Detective DJ Tanner.
In the midst of working off a prison sentence, an astronaut named Gary meets mysterious, planet-destroying alien Mooncake, with whom he immediately bonds. But Gary doesn't realize that his new sidekick is actually in demand by the sinister Lord Commander, who will do all he can to use Mooncake's untapped evil powers. The animated intergalactic comedy follows Gary and Mooncake's adventures to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," where the universe ends.
Emmy-winning writer Greg Garcia ("My Name Is Earl") is behind this anthology series, a quirky, single-camera comedy that brings to life the many stories Garcia has left in guest books of various rental cabins in an effort to freak out the next inhabitants. While the vacation-home setting, Froggy Cottage, and the characters living in the small mountain town remain constant, episodes features a wide array of actors -- Jenna Fischer, Stockard Channing, Margo Martindale, Michael Rapaport, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Andrew J. West, among them -- guest starring as the house's renters. Recurring cast includes Kellie Martin ("Army Wives") as a town police officer, and Carly Jibson (Broadway's "Hairspray") as a bikini-bar proprietor.
The disappearance of former college acquaintance Chantal leads several 20-somethings to get entangled in the mystery of how she went missing. Leading the search party is Dory, a lifelong doormat who works as a rich housewife's assistant. Dory makes it her personal mission to find Chantal -- and she's bringing her friends into the investigation with her. Self-diagnosed narcissist Elliott, who puts his ego aside long enough to agree to help Dory, is particularly good at detective work. Bubbly actress Portia excels at chatting up suspects for information because of her desperate need to be in the spotlight. Sheltered-but-sweet doofus Drew has to grow a spine to help solve the mystery and save his deteriorating relationship with Dory. Dory's ex-boyfriend Julian seeks the truth, regardless of who it hurts, because of his background as a journalist.
Writer and co-executive producer Carson Mell ("Silicon Valley") also voices this animated series' main character, Echo Johnson, a tattoo artist at the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, aka the Tarantula, in Los Palicios, Calif. Uncertified in his craft, Echo's main contribution at the hotel is delivering crazy yet thoughtful monologues. The long-winded tales describe misadventures with hotel residents, including sci-fi writer Lucas, sensitive singer Booty, and tough-as-nails Bess, who partake with Echo in a variety of socially dubious acts of mischief.