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TruTV Renews ‘Adam Ruins Everything’ and ‘The Carbonaro Effect,’ Greenlights Projects From Wanda Sykes, David Spade

Variety logo Variety 12/7/2016 Elizabeth Wagmeister
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TruTV has greenlit two new upscripted series, while also renewing “Adam Ruins Everything,” “The Carbonaro Effect” and “Greatest Ever,” Variety has learned.

The cabler has picked up celebrity game show, “Talk Show the Game Show,” plus hidden camera show, “Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks.”

“Talk Show the Game Show,” starring comedian Guy Branum, is described as 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 live comedy show, each episode will feature celebrity guests who 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. The series hails from Push It Productions with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz and Branum serving as executive producers. The project is slated for a spring 2017 premiere, and will be filmed in Los Angeles.

“Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks” has received an eight-episode order. The hidden camera series features some of the biggest names in sports, as they play elaborate pranks on their biggest fans. Webber will host and is also serving as executive producer, along with Ben Silverman, Howard Owens, Kevin Healey, David Spade. The series hails from Propagate and is also set for a spring 2017 debut.

“Adam Ruins Everything” has been picked up for a 16-episode second season, which will air summer 2017. In the first season, the show delivered an average of 839,000 total viewers per episode, ranking in the 10 top shows among all ad-supported cable networks in its timeslot among most key demos. Created by Conover, the series hails from Big Breakfast with Conover, Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin, Jon Cohen and Jon Wolf serving as executive producers.

“The Carbonaro Effect” has been renewed for a 17-episode third season, which will premiere early next year. Starring  Michael Carbonaro, “magician by trade, but trickster at heart,” the fan-favorite series is averaging 917,000 total viewers each week for its latest season. Season 3 is currently in production in Chicago. Carbonaro serves as executive producer with Simon Fields. Fields Entertainment produces.

“Greatest Ever” has been renewed with a 10-episode second season. Also, “You Can Do Better” has received an additional back order of 13 episodes for the freshman season.

TruTV also announced two development projects: “Greenhouse,” the network’s first-ever animated scripted project, plus a scripted project from the New York-based comedy duo, Austin Martinez Comedy.


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