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First Air Date: April 11th, 2016
Last Air Date: January 23rd, 2018
Created By: Samantha Bee, Jason Jones
Star Casts: Jason Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich, Liam Carroll
Aired On: TBS
Episode Runtime: 22 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 23 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: TBS - The Detour

Last Updated: Sun, 24 Dec 2017 22:28:21 +0000

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The Detour


A what-in-the-living-hell-is-wrong-with-this-family comedy created by comic super-couple Jason Jones & Samantha Bee and inspired by their own experiences with family trips. Unfiltered dad Nate hits the road with wife Robin and kids Delilah and Jared. Every leg of their trip is fraught with disaster as they encounter one hellish turn after another. If there's trouble on the road, this family will find it and plow into it.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: The Pilot - Aired: 2016-04-11

Nate, Robin and the kids are headed from Syracuse to Ft. Lauderdale in a janky mini van instead of flying. Between truckers, aggressive drivers and road side breakfast spots, nothing is really what it seems on the road.

2: The Hotel - Aired: 2016-04-11

Having driven their van, 'Blue Thunder', into a ditch, it has to be repaired over-night. The Parkers stay at a nearby motel, Swift Stay Suites. What could possibly go right?

3: The Tank - Aired: 2016-04-18

The Parkers are barely back on the road when Nate gets pulled over for driving under the influence. He's completely sober but somehow there's still some jail time involved.

4: The Restaurant - Aired: 2016-04-25

Back on the road, the Parkers begrudgingly stop to eat at a nauseatingly, culturally insensitive, roadside restaurant and dinner theater called Conquistadors.

5: The B & B - Aired: 2016-05-02

While the kids recover from acute food poisoning, the Parkers decide to get some rest at a southern B&B. They are treated to southern hospitality, southern customs and Russian vodka.

6: The Wedding - Aired: 2016-05-09

Instead of getting back on the road, Robin agrees to marry the southern gentleman Dr. Rob and his Russian bride but soon realizes that something is very, very, very, very wrong.

7: The Road - Aired: 2016-05-16

Blue Thunder is stuck in traffic. Nate and Robin take a stroll down memory lane about how they met and the kids learn an important lesson in 'too much information'. Seriously. Too much. Stop.

8: The Drop - Aired: 2016-05-23

Nate needs to take a detour to Salvation, Florida where it's Christmas every day of the year - except on Christmas. Things get tense when the family discovers that Nate has been lying to them.

9: The Track - Aired: 2016-05-30

The Parkers finally make it to Ft. Lauderdale only to have Nate's plan of getting his job back completely unravel. Fortunately, at a nearby race track, there is hope.

10: The Beach - Aired: 2016-05-30

Nate, Robin and the kids attempt to take down Nate'’s company in epic whistle blowing fashion. It won'’t be easy, but if there's one thing we'’ve learned about this family is that they don't give up without at least a punch to the throat and maybe a cheap kick to the groin.

Season 2 (12 Episodes)

1: The City - Aired: 2017-02-21

Nate is offered a new job in New York City, so the family moves from Syracuse to the Big Apple. Robin isn't thrilled about the idea. And of course, getting there will be way harder than it should be.

2: The Club - Aired: 2017-02-21

Robin's ex Carlos lures her back into their wild past with a visit to the club where they used to party, and Nate gets jealous. The kids meet Nate's new boss.

3: The Tub - Aired: 2017-02-28

As Nate and Robin contemplate having another baby, a neighbor's casual get-together turns into a home birth. And Delilah learns what it means to be a third wheel.

4: The Court - Aired: 2017-03-07

Robin attempts to get a divorce from Carlos, but he has other ideas. She's also forced to come clean about her past in the city.

5: The Birth - Aired: 2017-03-14

Ever wondered what happened the night the twins were born? Here's a taste: Halloween, drunk Nate, unhappy Robin and Gene dressed as Napoleon Dynamite.

6: The Tournament - Aired: 2017-03-21

At Delilah's taekwondo tournament, Nate has to have a tough conversation with Jared and an even tougher one with Carlos.

7: The Heat - Aired: 2017-03-28

The Parkers settle into a seemingly normal New York City routine, but they're being surveilled by Federal agents who see much more than they intended to.

8: The Job - Aired: 2017-04-04

Faced with the threat of losing his job, Nate tries to land a new customer and brings the family along.

9: The Dilemma - Aired: 2017-04-11

Her past finally having caught up with her, Robin prepares to go away for a long time. Nate tries to piece together what went wrong and Delilah and Jared make the most of their school talent show.

10: The Trip - Aired: 2017-04-18

New York to Florida in a janky van? This sounds familiar. But this time there's no stopping as Robin and Nate make record time to get to the kids.

11: The Mule - Aired: 2017-04-25

Robin and Nate live out their (mostly Nate's) action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing just fine without them.

12: The Ass - Aired: 2017-04-25

The family is reunited, but this time it's Robin who makes a huge mistake.

Season 3 (1 Episode)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2018-01-23

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