The Detour is a what-in-the-living-hell-is-wrong-with-this-family comedy featuring unfiltered dad Nate, who 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.

The Detour - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-03-27

The Detour - The Detour (TV series) - Netflix

The Detour is an American comedy television series created by Jason Jones and Samantha Bee about a family vacation road trip. The series premiered on TBS on April 11, 2016. The show was renewed for a second season on April 6, 2016, five days prior to the series premiere. The second season premiered on February 21, 2017. On April 25, 2017, TBS renewed the series for a third season. On May 11, 2018, the series was renewed for a fourth season.

The Detour - Premise - Netflix

The series follows Nate Parker, Jr. (Jason Jones), his wife Robin Randall (Natalie Zea), and their kids Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and Jared (Liam Carroll) as they drive from their home in Syracuse, New York, to Florida for a family vacation. The trip experiences several dramatic delays such as car trouble, run-ins with law enforcement, unforeseen medical mishaps, and intervening locals. Additionally, it is revealed that Nate caused some professional trouble before leaving Syracuse and has ulterior motives for the Florida trip, fueling flashbacks and a framing device involving several law-enforcement agencies and an interrogation into his unspecified crimes. Season 2, the family settles in New York City as Nate finds a new career but more trouble as pieces of Robin's past begin to resurface including her relationship with her father, wanted felon J.R. Randall (James Cromwell). The framing device is once again present, with the couple now under interrogation by the United States Postal Inspection Service as an attempt to get at J.R., led by the overzealous (and very pregnant) Agent Edie (Laura Benanti). Season 3 sees the family flee to Alaska. The framing remains but with Nate and Robin discussing their case with their lawyer, Joe Delicious (Max Casella).

The Detour - References - Netflix