Tracy Morgan comedy renewed, Tiffany Haddish to depart
Tracy Morgan‘s The Last O.G. will be returning to TBS for a fourth season but the show will be coming back with a few changes as well.
The first major change is that co-star Tiffany Haddish is likely not to return for season four. The actress had a three-year contract with the show and she has fulfilled that order. The fact that Haddish is in a bit of demand for big screen and other major projects is the main reason being cited for her deciding to not re-sign with the series for a fourth season.
The series is also going through a showrunner change, something that the show has been used to since it began its run. Owen Smith becomes the show’s fourth showrunner, replacing Keenen Ivory Wayans. Wayans replaced Saladin Patterson, who stepped in for creator John Carcieri in season two. A lot of changes at the top is usually a bad sign but TBS must be happy enough with the finished product to keep renewing it. am Linsky and Adrienne O’Riain, co-heads of scripted original programming at TBS, TNT, and TruTV had this to say about the fourth season renewal:
“The Last O.G. has become more powerfully poignant with each season while always remaining incredibly funny. Tracy Morgan embraces the world with his humor while Owen Smith tackles real-life conversations head-on through hilarity. We can’t wait to see where they take us in season four.”
Another reason for The Last O.G. earning a fourth season is that it’s still bringing in the viewers that TBS cares about. The show ranks as one of basic cable’s top 10 comedies and TBS says the third season, which wrapped in June, has reached 20 million viewers when factoring in linear and digital platforms.
The Last O.G. follows an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint and returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood. The series also stars Ryan Gaul, Dante Hoagland, Taylor Mosby, Allen Maldonado, Joel Marsh Garland, and Daniel J. Watts.
Have YOU been watching The Last O.G.? Happy to see the show return?