The TV network whose tagline is now “Way More Fun” has announced that it has ordered two new series and five pilots.
The network is truTV, and one of the new series is “Adam Ruins Everything.” In a press release truTV says the show is “an investigative comedy in which Adam Conover … debunks social conventions that most people take for granted.”
The release notes that the second new series, “The Driver’s Seat” (working title), is “a show that literally hits the road to discover what people really dish about in the privacy of their own cars.”
The announcement adds, “truTV has also given the go-ahead on three specials from the fan-favorite ‘Impractical Jokers.’ And on the development front, the network has ordered five new pilots, including a television version of CollegeHumor’s long-running Jake and Amir. Also going to pilot are a guerrilla-style game show, a docu-series about a weed distribution business run by four women, a new project from ‘How to Be a Grownup’s’ Tom Segura & Christina Pazsistky and a docuseries that will follow a season of the FXFL’s Brooklyn Bolts football team.”
The press release notes: “truTV’s new programming moves are designed to fit truTV’s newly refreshed brand as the place for ‘Way More Fun’ television.” The release quotes Chris Linn, the network’s president and head of programming, as saying, “In just over six months, we have turned over a whole new network, building momentum with a premium lineup of new series that will keep viewers coming back for more. We now have 17 new shows, with a slate that represents nearly 200 hours of original programming. These new shows, specials and pilots are the kind of fresh and innovative programming that will help us build on the success our ‘Way More Fun’ brand is generating.”