truTV Greenlights ‘Adam Ruins Everything,’ Orders ‘Jake and Amir’ Pilot, Announces Tons of Premiere Dates
truTV announced a bunch of premiere dates and new projects today, including an 11-episode series order for Adam Conover’s Adam Ruins Everything and a round of pilot orders including the Ed Helms-produced Jake and Amir show originally in the works at TBS back in 2013, a comedy starring podcasters Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitsky, and a holiday-themed series hosted by Jon Gabrus. Check out the full breakdown below, including series premiere dates and trailers for Billy on the Street, The Grawlix’s Those Who Can’t, Friends of the People, Benny and Rafi Fine’s Six Degrees of Everything, and more:
NEW TRUTV SERIES & SPECIALS
Adam Ruins Everything – New series premiering in fall 2015 (Trailer)
In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A perfect blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is inviting, fast-paced and, above all, smart. Adam is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it…whether you like it or not. Adam Ruins Everything isn’t just fun to watch, but addictively informative. It’s everything you didn’t want to need to know. The show was born out of a popular CollegeHumor original series that has generated more than 30 million views since premiering online with the video “Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam” in early 2014. truTV has ordered 11 half-hour episodes of Adam Ruins Everything from Big Breakfast.
NEW TRUTV PILOTS
Jake and Amir – Produced by Electus and Ed Helms’ Pacific Electric Picture Co.
Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld, the creators and stars of CollegeHumor’s long-running weekly series that bears their names, have written and starred in more than 800 videos, which have garnered almost a billion views since the show’s inception. Now they’re bringing their irreverent buddy comedy to television for the first time ever.
Untitled Tom Segura & Christina Pazsitsky Project – Produced by 3 Arts and Good Clean Fun
Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky’s pilot is about the two married comedians making the next big transition in their life – from broke and partying in their 20’s – to financially stable and juggling real adult responsibilities in their 30’s. The couple’s weekly podcast is featured in the show as they attempt to acclimate to their new life in a sunny, southern California, beach-adjacent town while still staying true to their roots and who they really are – comedians.
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED TRUTV PROGRAMMING
Recent Series Greenlights
Those Who Can’t – Series Premiere: Early 2016 (Trailer)
truTV’s first-ever fully scripted series. A comedy about a trio of frustrated high school teachers starring show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix.
Six Degrees of Everything – New Series Premiere: Tuesday, Aug. 18 (Trailer)
This fast-paced series, hosted by Benny and Rafi Fine, takes a comedic look at the unexpected connections between various topics.
Fameless – New Series Premiere: Wednesday, July 29 (Trailer)
Fameless is a genre-busting half-prank/half-sketch show from the mischievous mind of David Spade.
Funny Or Die’s Billy on the Street – Season 4 Premiere: October 2015 (Trailer)
This streetwise game show hosted by Billy Eichner is set to become a truTV original series, starting with its fourth season later this year.
Santas in the Barn – New Series Premiere: December 2015 (Trailer)
This refreshingly unexpected holiday-themed series is hosted by Jon Gabrus.
How To Be a Grownup – Season 2 Premiere: Tuesday, June 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Comedians offer a humorous take on the trials and tribulations of true adulthood in this funny and fascinating series.
Friends of the People – Season 2 Premiere: Thursday, July 16, at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) (Trailer)
truTV’s first-ever sketch comedy series is back with a whole new collection of hilarious takes on pop culture.
The Carbonaro Effect – Season 2 Premiere: Wednesday, July 29, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) Trailer)
Comic magician Michael Carbonaro returns to amaze more unsuspecting people on hidden camera.