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April 11th, 2016 under TNT/TBS/TCM


Tonight at 9p, Jason Jones and Samantha Bee bring a show loosely based on their unusual family vacation experiences to TBS in The Detour.
Nate (Jones) is taking his family on a work vacation with him to Florida, but when he loses his job they take a sudden detour. Instead of flying, he decides to drive there with his wife Robin (Natalie Zea) and their kids Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and Jared (Liam Carroll) in their car nicknamed Blue Thunder. Biggest problem is that he hasn’t told about being fired and something else you will find out at the end of tonight’s episode.
But I got ahead of myself. Tonight episode starts off with them stopping at a place that looks like an ice creams shop, but turns out the be a stripper joint. Their young son learns a thing or two about women, while his twin sister gets her period for the first time and becomes a woman. When Delilah finds this out, she is alone in the bathroom and her mom is stuck outside, so the strippers tell her all about it. When it is time to go, she has also learned out.
Now the family gets back on the road, and the kids write a note telling cars passing by that they have been kidnapped. When a trucker and his wife believe them, they are all left in a vary awkward situation. This time when they try to get on the road again, the car won’t start. They put Jared in the driver’s seat to get it started and he runs it off the road.
That is just tonight’s episode. Next week, while they wait to get their car fixed, they stay in a hotel. Robin gets high and flirts with a bellboy, the kids get even more lessons of adulthood and Nate loses his bathing suit.
In the coming weeks, they get a really really bad case of food poisoning after going to a themed restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast that is rightfully protested. But the biggest shocker comes in the 6th episode when the kids find out how their parents really met. That in turn, let’s them discover a lot more about their conception and such so they will never be the same.
How good is The Detour? TBS picked up for a second season before it even aired.
I didn’t know much about it when I started watching the screeners, so I was thoroughly surprised how much I loved and laughed at the first 6 episodes that TBS provided. It reminded me of National Lampoon’s Vacation because it is just as smart and hilarious. So be prepared to laugh and to cancel your family vacation after you watch The Detour tonight and every Monday at 9p.

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