Denver comedy group The Grawlix is officially headed to truTV. The network announced today that it's given a 10-episode series order to its first scripted comedy from Grawlix, Those Who Can't, which was ordered to pilot in December. The series will follow three Denver high school teachers played by Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, and Ben Roy, and Eagleheart's Maria Thayer has also been cast as a school librarian. Those Who Can't will debut on truTV sometime next year.
Those Who Can't is the latest in a big comedy push at truTV, which recently ordered a prank show from David Spade, more Billy on the [...]
Billy Eichner's hit Fuse show Billy on the Street just got a season 4 renewal and brand new home. According to THR, Eichner recently signed a deal with Turner Broadcasting that includes a 10-episode fourth season of his man-on-the-street pop culture quiz show to premiere later this year on TruTV. An exact premiere date has not been announced, but production on the new season starts this spring in New York. In addition to the season renewal, TBS will air reruns of Billy on the Street and Eichner will also develop pilots for TruTV, Adult Swim, and TBS, so it looks like we have a lot more to look [...]
Good news for fans of truTV's debut sketch show Friends of the People: Variety reports that the network has officially renewed it for a second season. "Building on the success and momentum of recent premieres, we are continuing to take big swings in new spaces with original series that are innovative, surprising and irresistibly shareable," truTV exec Chris Linn said in a statement. For more on Friends of the People, check out our behind-the-scenes look at how it turned into a TV show.
Since truTV greenlighted Friends of the People, their new sketch comedy show set to anchor the network’s crossover into original comedic programming, the storyline that’s occasionally popped up is that the series’ inception came to fruition after the In Living Color reboot ultimately did not reboot. However, FOTP is not a revised version of the scrapped ILC series.
The grain of truth in that narrative is that three of FOTP’s cast members, Jermaine Fowler, Jennifer Bartels, and Lil Rel Howery, were set to star in the ILC revival and that’s where they met. That’s it. What did happen is Fowler, Bartels, and Rel realized they had chemistry and that they [...]