No one loves a good frat-house comedy more than young males. At least, that’s what TBS hopes. A week after the cable network premiered Conan, comes a new hour-long scripted comedy Glory Daze, about four college freshman in the 1980s, who join a fraternity.
The series was created by Walt Becker (Wild Hogs) and Mike LeSieur (You, Me and Dupree), whose own frat antics at UCLA in the ’80s served as the basis for the show. According to the creators, when TBS’ evp and head of programming Michael Wright—a fellow UCLA alumnus—heard the pitch, he took to it immediately.
Along with Conan, Glory Daze marks a refocusing at the cable network, which recently canceled the critically acclaimed but underperforming female-targeted sitcom My Boys. And TBS is developing more male-targeted, hour-long scripted series, including the minor league baseball–set Hound Dogs, from Bull Durham creator Ron Shelton.
Mediaweek correspondent Alan Frutkin spoke to the creators of Glory Daze about the show, which premieres Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 10 p.m.
Click below to watch a “behind the scene” video on Glory Daze: