NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Married, former Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones have created a new TBS sitcom based on their real-life family's adventures.
The small-screen comedy, which debuts Monday night, has already been renewed for a second season.
Bee and Jones write and executive produce the show, which stars Jones and Natalie Zea. Bee also hosts the comic, interview and news-analysis program Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on the cable network.
Asked by UPI recently at New York Comic-Con how the series -- and they -- fit into the current television landscape, Bee replied, "You have a lot of choices in your television programming these days..."
"I do think that with The Detour, I mean I think we're doing something different with both shows, actually, and we're being really conscious of that," Bee went on. "With The Detour, in particular, I do think we're doing a serialized comedy, which is quite different for a comedy. The proper word is not... It isn't quite a cliffhanger, but each episode is intended to leave you curious for what is next to come, as opposed to just a standalone, just a bunch of jokes, like, sitting in a bucket. It actually has a continuing story."
"There's like a mild resolution every episode," Jones added. "But there is an umbrella that we are operating under that is not resolved."
"It is very intentional because that's how we consume television," Bee chimed in. "We watch a lot of drama, truthfully. We watch The Walking Dead. We watch all of those shows because we want to know what comes next and we wanted to apply some of that to comedy, which we love executing."