Turner-owned TruTV has renewed its breakout hit original programs Adam Ruins Everything and The Carbonaro Effect, as well as two of its freshman series – Greatest Ever and You Can Do Better. The network also has also ordered two new series, Talk Show the Game Show and Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks. In addition, TruTV has announced new projects in development, including a deal with Austin Martinez Comedy and its first animated scripted project Greenhouse (working title).
TruTV has ordered a 16-episode season two for Adam Ruins Everything, for premiere in summer 2017. It follows star Adam Conover as he continues his comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything you know and love. The series has been a solid ratings performer, delivering an average of 839,000 total viewers per episode season-to-date. Created by Conover, the series is produced by Big Breakfast with Conover, Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin, Jon Cohen and Jon Wolf serving as executive producers. New episodes air Tuesdays at 10 PM on truTV.
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The Carbonaro Effect featuring Michael Carbonaro will return with a 17-episode third season along with two original specials in early 2017. The series is produced by Fields Entertainment, with Simon Fields and Carbonaro serving as executive producers. TruTV’s freshman series Greatest Ever and You Can Do Better also have received additional orders. Greatest Ever, featuring comedian Amanda Seales and produced by Meetinghouse Productions, has received a 10-episode season two greenlight. Produced by Redtail Media, You Can Do Better, with hosts Matthew Latkiewicz and Abbi Crutchfield, was given a 13 half-hour episode season one backorder. Both series will premiere on truTV in spring 2017.
TruTV has greenlighted comedian Guy Branum’s Talk Show the Game Show, which pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” Based off of Branum’s popular live comedy show, in each episode, celebrity guests become contestants as they compete in various talk show-inspired challenges and are judged by a comedic panel who awards points and roasts their performances. truTV has ordered 16 half-hour episodes of the series, which is produced by Push It Productions with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz and Branum serving as executive producers. It will be filmed in Los Angeles and premiere on TruTV in spring 2017.
Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks hidden camera series has gotten an eight-episode first season order. The series features some of the nation’s biggest athletes and sports celebrities playing elaborate — but good-natured — pranks on their most adoring fans. Hosted by Webber, and set to debut on the network in spring 2017, the half-hour series is produced by Propagate with Ben Silverman, Howard Owens, Kevin Healey, David Spade and Webber serving as executive producers.
New projects in development include an untitled scripted project from Austin Martinez Comedy, the New York-based duo of Molly Austin and Shamikah Martinez, whose popular music videos are regularly featured in the network’s original series, Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack. Also in development is Greenhouse (working title), an animated scripted series created and written by Martin Starr and Matt Bush that explores the complicated relationships that exist within one family-owned marijuana shop in Seattle, Wash. Produced by Titmouse with Starr, Bush, Chris Prynoski and Shannon Prynoski serving as executive producers, the half-hour series marks truTV’s first scripted animated project in development
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