The Detour isn’t coming back for a fifth season. TBS decided not to renew series which has spawned four successful seasons. The decision wasn’t confirmed, but it’s possible to be tied to their desire to be a station of general entertainment rather than primarily comedy. Other shows that were canned within this time frame include Wrecked and People of Earth.
The Detour focused on the less than normal Parker family. The family went through what some would describe as hell as the family went on a road trip to Florida, being stopped along the way by car troubles, medical issues, law enforcement run-ins, and more. Over time, the family went on the lamb and fled to Alaska to lay low.
The series was created, written, and executive produced by husband-wife duo, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. Jason Jones and Natalie Zea star as the parents with Liam Carroll and Ashley Gerasimovich as their children.
The lack of a standing reason behind its cancellation left a bad taste in the mouths of many as the series was a solid performer. The series garnered over 25 million viewers on their VOD and digital platforms making up to 75% of digital views.
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