TBS Orders ‘People of Earth’, a New Comedy from Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels

People of Earth

TV Insider Coverage of Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour 2016TBS is planning a close encounter with People of Earth.

The comedy, from executive producers Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels (The Office), stars Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show) as a journalist investigating a support group for alien abductees.

TBS gave a 10-episode order to the comedy, which will premiere at a later date.

David Jenkins created the show, which also stars Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live), Oscar Nunez (The Office), Michael Cassidy (Argo), Alice Wetterlund (The Interview), Luka Jones (Her), Brian Huskey (Neighbors), Nancy Lenehan (Catch Me if You Can), Tracee Chimo (Orange is the New Black), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Selfie), Björn Gustafsson (Spy) and Ken Hall (Patch Town).

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Cenac is Ozzie Graham, who learns more about the members’ alien experiences. As he digs deeper, he starts to suspect that he, too, may be an abductee.

O’Brien’s Conaco production label is behind the show, with Warner Horizon TV. O’Brien and Daniels will executive produce with Jeff Ross, David Kissinger and Larry Sullivan.

“Since the launch of Conan, which has been a brand beacon for TBS for more than five years, we’ve been searching for just the right sophisticated and funny scripted comedy series to develop with our partners at Conaco,” says Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “I believe we found that in this wonderfully original script by David Jenkins.”