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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:

Behold the Final Eight Episodes of CollegeHumor's 'Jake and Amir'

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:

The Final Eight Episodes of 'Jake and Amir' Debut Next Month

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.

The Economics of Internet Comedy Videos

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 [...]

'Jake and Amir' is Coming to TBS with Ed Helms as Executive Producer

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 [...]

CollegeHumor Is Making a New Late Night Show for MTV, 'Middle of the Night Show'

Big Breakfast, CollegeHumor's production company, has just had its first TV series picked up by MTV. Middle of the Night Show is a late night show that'll be (co-)hosted by CH's Brian Murphy and is based on CH's "Midnight Talk Show Prank" video from 2011. Here's how they describe the premise: Middle of the Night Show is a fast-paced reimagining of the late-night comedy talk show that brings it out of the studio and onto the streets of New York City. Each night the show’s crew and live band crash the bedroom of an unsuspecting celebrity who is forced to host a talk show on the spot without any [...]

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.

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 [...]

Pete Holmes, Ben Schwartz, BriTANicK, and More Swung by the CollegeHumor All-Nighter

CollegeHumor pulled an all-nighter last night and created ten new videos with a bunch of funny people, and above is one such video featuring Pete Holmes as Batman living the 9-5 life. Click through to watch the rest of the shorts produced by this year's CollegeHumor All-Nighter.

This Week In Web Videos: 'Precious Plum'

Way back, a long long time ago (in the early 2000s), a little sketch group called Dutch West became one of the first collectives of writers and performers who were adept at pumping out consistently high-quality comedic content for next to nothing or, literally, nothing. Their undeniable talents soon landed many of them at CollegeHumor where they formed an Internet comedy super group that has helped propel that site into one of the most recognizable online brands in the entertainment space. (Full disclosure: I work there, but I thought all this even when I didn’t.) Year after year, video after video, the CollegeHumor Originals team has managed to turn [...]

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 End, and Beginning, of 'Jake and Amir'

About eight years ago, two boys with a dream and some spare time after work started making short, funny web videos. Those boys were Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld and their little web series, Jake and Amir, grew to become one of CollegeHumor's longest running series, amassing more than half a billion views over some 750 episodes. This week marks the first of the final eight Jake and Amir episodes. I talked to the duo about the evolution of the series, the final countdown, a possible TV series and their plans for the future.

Looking back over the life of the series, what are some of the benchmarks where [...]

CollegeHumor Launches a New YouTube Channel for Experimental Comedy

CollegeHumor just launched a brand new YouTube channel devoted to the weird and experimental. Called CH2, the channel will feature live-action sketches, animations, and music videos with a more experimental bent and exist as CollegeHumor's outlet for weirder comedy from both CollegeHumor regulars as well as new and up-and-coming talent. "Some of the most popular series and characters throughout CollegeHumor's history have originated from taking risks and trying new things," said Sam Reich in a statement. "We hope CH2 will be a place for alternative content, community building and working with diverse or up-and-coming talent. The CollegeHumor Originals team and I are very excited to have this sandbox [...]

CollegeHumor Moves from NY to LA, Starts New Production Company

Comedy website CollegeHumor announced today that they have moved their production team from New York to Los Angeles and that they're forming a new production company called Big Breakfast. Big Breakfast will focus on developing movies, TV shows, and web projects, in addition to continuing to produce original videos for CollegeHumor. CollegeHumor's editorial department will remain in New York. Sam Reich, who has been CollegeHumor's president of original content since 2006, will head up Big Breakfast. The company's first project is developing the hit CollegeHumor web series Jake & Amir, starring Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld, into a TV show for TBS. CollegeHumor Productions' move from the East Coast to [...]