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TruTV has greenlit three new series — Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Greatest Ever and Lifescaping — and two new specials: The Problem with Apu (working title), a feature-length documentary from comedian Hari Kondabolu. In advance of next week’s upfront presentation, truTV also said it had picked up an-all new Impractical Jokers live special that will follow on the heels of last year's live punishment event. On the development front, the Turner network has ordered six new pilots… »
Turner Broadcasting’s TruTV has greenlit three new series and a host of specials and development projects as it builds up the volume of original programming.
TruTV has billed itself as a comedy network since its October 2014 rebranding campaign. The channel primarily serves up unscripted series but last year added its first scripted comedy, “Those Who Can’t,” which has been renewed for a second season.
New series include “Jon Glaser Loves Gear,” featuring the actor-comedian exploring various types of gear and gizmos. TruTV has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of the series created by Glaser for production banner Pffr.
“Lifescaping” is described as a mix of sketches, man-on-the-street interviews and other elements designed to be a cheeky version of a self-help series. Matthew Latkiewicz and Abbi Crutchfield are set to host 13 half-hour episodes.
“Greatest Ever” is a pop culture-centric how-to series on topics ranging from weddings to sports to cute animal videos. »
- Cynthia Littleton
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