truTV just announced a round of renewals, series orders, and new projects in development. First up is a 16-episode season 2 renewal for Adam Conover’s Adam Ruins Everything, which is slated to debut early next year. In addition to Adam Ruins Everything, truTV renewed The Carbonaro Effect for a third season, ordered more episodes of Greatest Ever with Amanda Seales and You Can Do Better with Matthew Latkiewicz and Abbi Crutchfield, and greenlit two new shows, including Guy Branum’s Talk Show the Game Show produced by Wanda Sykes. Here’s the rundown of the new series:
Talk Show the Game Show: Comedian Guy Branum (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) brings his distinct point of view to truTV with the new series greenlight of Talk Show the Game Show, a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” Based off of Branum’s popular live comedy show, in each episode, celebrity guests become contestants as they compete in various talk show-inspired challenges and are judged by a comedic panel who awards points and roasts their performances. truTV has ordered 16 half-hour episodes of the series, which is produced by Push It Productions with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz and Branum serving as executive producers. It will be filmed in Los Angeles and premiere on the network in spring 2017.
Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks: Sports fans, you’ve been warned. truTV announced the greenlight of an eight-episode first season of Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks, a new hidden-camera series that features some of the nation’s biggest athletes and sports celebrities playing elaborate – but good-natured – pranks on their most adoring fans. Hosted by Webber, and set to debut on the network in spring 2017, the half-hour series is produced by Propagate with Ben Silverman, Howard Owens, Kevin Healey, David Spade and Webber serving as executive producers.
truTV also has two new projects in development: a scripted show by New York comedy-music duo Austin Martinez and an animated series by Martin Starr and Matt Bush that’s set in a Seattle marijuana shop called Greenhouse.