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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:

Sketch Anatomy: Adam Conover on "Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam"

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite comedy writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy, we spoke with CollegeHumor writer/performer Adam Conover about his video "Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam." CollegeHumor released "Engagement Rings" at the perfect time on Valentine's Day earlier this year, and its instant and overwhelming success (the video is currently creeping toward five million views on YouTube) led to [...]

How the Furry Community Embraced CollegeHumor's Furry-Lampooning 'Furry Force'

When CollegeHumor’s Brian Murphy and Adam Conover wrote Furry Force, they never dreamt that their hilarious and uncomfortably arousing animated series featuring hyper-sexualized cartoon animal superheroes would be embraced by the furry community. But dreams do come true. Popular furry blogger, Patch O’Furr, recently nominated the series for The Ursa Major Award for Best Dramatic Series or Short Work.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Conover. “What better honor is there for comedy writers than for the community that you are making fun of to give you an award for how much they love what you made?”

Furry Force is up against BoJack Horseman and My Little Pony: Friendship [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Videogame Debate Club LIVE from New York Podfest

This week's episode of The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show is a LIVE edition from the NY Podfest. Jeff is joined by Adam Conover and Jared Logan to play Metagame (as previously heard on JRJRS), a game where all three contestants are asked the same question, and choose which of 5 different game titles they think is the best answer to that question. The one who gives the most convincing answer gets one point.

To decide who makes the most compelling argument special guests are welcomed on stage to judge a round each. The guest judges are Scott Weiner, an Applause-O-Meter in the form of Scott [...]

Adam Conover's 'Adam Ruins Everything' Ordered to Pilot at truTV

truTV is filling up its comedy roster. The network announced today that it's ordered a half-hour pilot for Adam Ruins Everything based on Adam Conover's hit CollegeHumor series of the same name. Like the web series, the pilot will follow Conover as he "explores topics and ideas many people take for granted and dispels widespread misconceptions through a combination of comedy, history, and science." Conover will also serve as an executive producer alongside Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin, and Jon Cohen. For more on Adam Ruins Everything, check out our in-depth interview with Conover here.