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:
After eight years on CollegeHumor, Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld's hit web series Jake and Amir released the final installment of its eight-part series finale today. "We have an eight-episode story that we're looking forward to telling," Blumenfeld told us in February. "We didn't want to do some big, crazy thing that didn't feel like Jake and Amir. We wanted to end it with episodes that felt like every other episode." Check out Part 1 above, then watch the rest below:
Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld's hit CollegeHumor web series Jake and Amir is ending next month. Hurwitz and Blumenfeld revealed the news in a new video posted yesterday, in which they announce that the final eight episodes of Jake and Amir are set to debut on Tuesday, February 17th. Jake and Amir is one of CollegeHumor's longest-running series since it premiered in 2007, and in 2013 it was developed as a potential TBS series with executive producer Ed Helms.
Funny videos on the internet come from a plethora of sources, from established internet studios to TV networks to independent comedians. But how do comedy production studios fund their internet comedy videos? There’s no simple answer. In fact, one of the first answers I heard was “Our funding comes from everywhere.”
However, as I talked to representatives from CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, Jash, Above Average, UCB Comedy, and Comedy Central, a lot of common themes came forward. Branded content funds more than you think. YouTube revenue funds less than you think. Comedy studios, like everyone else, earn money so they can fund passion projects. Incubating new talent is also a [...]
After five years and over 600 videos, CollegeHumor's smash hit web series Jake and Amir is finally coming to television. According to Deadline, TBS has put the show into development with Ed Helms as executive producer and Cougar Town's Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger as co-writers, and CollegeHumor's own Ricky Van Veen and Sam Reich will also serve as executive producers. The TBS show will follow "an odd-couple friendship between best friends and co-workers Jake (Hurwitz), the sensible 'regular guy,' and Amir (Blumenfeld), the obsessive oddball. Together they must navigate the cubicles of their workplace, stand up to the corporate man and try to function with their dysfunctional [...]