TBS orders 13 episodes of new series Close Enough

TBS

As part of TBS’ expansion of its original animation slate, the Turner-affiliated network has ordered 13 episodes of a new series titled Close Enough.

The story concerns a married couple that attempts to juggle the challenges of parenthood, friendships, ham theft, stripper clowns, and basically every odd thing that happens to people as they transition from being 20-somethings to 30-somethings.

This is notable because it is being created by Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel. The series will be produced as a first time collaboration between two Turner divisions viz Cartoon Network and Studio T.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add one of animation’s most impressive and popular voices, J.G. Quintel, to our growing slate of animated series,” said Brett Weitz, EVP of Original programming for TBS.

“J.G. hit the center of the demo target with Regular Show, and we’re counting on him to bring this younger and more engaged audience to our network,” he added.

Close Enough is said to be aiming towards an audience that is older than what the Emmy-winning cartoon Regular Show targeted, but still relies on Quintel’s trade mark surreal comedy.