TruTV has greenlighted a 26-episode fifth season of prankster show Impractical Jokers. It comes on the heels of the series’ successful Live Punishment Special on September 3 that celebrated the show’s 100th episode.
The special episode that featured a high-wire walk at South Street Seaport aired live, drawing 3.7 million total viewers in L+3, making it truTV’s most-watched telecast in 19 months.
Ever since they were in high school together, the four friends at the center of Impractical Jokers have challenged one another to do ridiculous things in public. Now all grown up, they are capturing their extreme dares on hidden camera, complete with unsuspecting strangers’ amused, confused or flabbergasted reactions. After completing each dare, the guys are given a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down to determine who succeeded under pressure and who collapsed in defeat. At the end of each episode, the one with the most fails must face a mortifying punishment with truly humiliating consequences.
Impractical Jokers is produced for truTV by NorthSouth Productions (Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta, Double Divas), with Charlie DeBevoise, Mark Hickman, Pete McPartland Jr, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano serving as executive producers.