TBS is continuing to take big risks with Angie Tribeca, and doing things that really we haven’t seen done almost anywhere else. When the show first premiered, the network launched the entire first season over the span of 25 hours. Now, they are premiering season 4 this weekend, after a hiatus of a good year and a half. The first five episodes of season 4 are airing Saturday starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, and the final five are airing on Sunday.
Is this a good thing or bad thing for the show? On paper, it looks terrible — this is a show coming off of a huge hiatus that is premiering on what is routinely, the worst night of the week for TV. Nobody’s around during the holidays, especially on the weekend. Yet, as we’ve noted, TBS does some weird stuff with their shows sometimes and it does actually work to garner them some publicity. We’re not even sure we’d be writing about this premiere date were it not for the extremely odd way in which the network is putting it out there. Also, in between this and the new Black Mirror dropping tomorrow, what’s with all the sudden premiere announcements?
What we will say about the show is this: It’s at least worthy of more, mostly because the entire show is so ridiculous and over-the-top. The trailer below is fantastic, as are both Rashida Jones and Jere Burns. For some more information as to what’s coming up, CarterMatt has the full season 4 synopsis for you below:
In season four, it’s been 20 years since the law wrongfully turned on Detective Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones) and tossed her in jail. Now, Tribeca is out, reunited with her team, Lt. Atkins (Jere Burns), Dr. Scholls (Andrée Vermeulen), estranged son, Angie Jr. (Bobby Cannavale) and the young and brilliant Maria Charo (Kiersey Clemons) fighting for the good guys. Or so they think. No, they are. Or, are they? They are. Just kidding. Or are we?
One more thing going for the fourth season is its incredible roster of guest stars, one that includes Kathryn Hahn, Rose Byrne, Anjelica Huston, Gillian Jacobs, Carl Reiner, Harry Hamlin, Taran Killam, Eliza Coupe, Deon Cole, Jimmy Tatro, Dove Cameron, Isla Fisher, Heather Graham and Carol Burnett. How do you look at this and not want to cancel all of your weekend plans so you can tune in? Also, why does Angie Tribeca look in the trailer exactly the same as she did twenty years ago? There are so many questions, and we’re not sure that there is enough time to answer all of them within the span of just ten episodes.
What do you think about TBS’ bizarre release plan for Angie Tribeca season 4, and do you think doing something experimental like this for a long-running show is either helpful or hurtful? Share in the comments. (Photo: TBS.)