‘The Detour’ Deserves a Second Life on HBO Max, Along With Cable’s Other Overlooked Comedies

Published on Aug 15, 2019

‘The Detour’ Deserves a Second Life on HBO Max, Along With Cable’s Other Overlooked Comedies

The peak TV era has seen many tragic casualties, but basic cable comedies may top the list. From (relatively) long-running critical favorites like “You’re the Worst” and “Angie Tribeca” to short-lived gems like “The Comedians” and “Detroiters,” subscription TV networks without a dedicated streaming component have struggled to turn quality programs into award-winning, buzzy, or high-rated hits.

And if your main goal is to be funny, well, the road to success got that much steeper. Over the past decade, as live ratings have declined and online viewing has increased, plenty of people have wondered whether these shows could’ve burned brighter or lasted longer if there was a simpler way to keep up. Soon, thanks to the streaming wars, we may have an answer.

Enter “The Detour.” The TBS sitcom co-created by Samantha Bee and Jason Jones is set to wrap its fourth season Tuesday, Aug. 20, and despite strong early reviews,

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Author: Ben Travers