TruTV Renews Adam Ruins Everything, Orders Guy Branum’s Talk Show the Game Show to Series, and Is Developing Projects from Austin Martinez and Martin Starr and Matt Bush
Many of you don’t even know the greatness that’s about to come with Guy Branum’s Talk Show the Game Show being made into a TV show, but, hopefully, you’ll know soon enough thanks to TruTV.
Today, via press release, TruTV announced its upcoming slate of programming and development that happened to have plenty of things that have us excited for the network in 2017.
With a Trump Administration looming, Adam Conover and his ‘bigly’ tendency to ruin things will be very nice to have for a sixteen episode second season of Adam Ruins Everything.
Guy Branum’s Talk Show the Game Show is a competitive talk show where guests have to compete to be the best, most interesting guest dealing with the sharp wit of host Guy Branum. It’s a gem here in LA that we’ve enjoyed for years and we can’t wait for the rest of the country to see what happens when guests can just rely on the story of their weird ride to the airport to get through a late night segment.
Sketch duo Austin Martinez got to incubate on Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack on TruTV and will now get upgraded to developing a series of their own. An animated family marijuana dispensary comedy from Martin Starr and Matt Bush is also in development.
In addition to that upcoming Bobcat Goldthwait anthology series, TruTV could have a pretty great 2017.
Comedy Central Orders Goddamn Comedy Jam to Series as “The Comedy Jam”
8 episodes are set to air in 2017.
They had to drop the “Goddamn” from the name, but that shouldn’t hold back from how much of a raucous party that Meyers and company will throw. If getting Coolio to join Pete Davidson on stage for Gangsta’s Paradise was just the start, imagine what they’ll do next.
Comedy Central Orders Moshe Kasher Hot Button Debate Show “Problematic” to Series
We said we wanted another version of Tough Crowd on Comedy Central and the comedy gods listened.
Announced today, Comedy Central has ordered its latest series which will be panel debate show taking on the most controversial, divisive, and polarizing topics today between comedians and audience members.
It’s aptly called Problematic with Moshe Kasher and Moshe will be leading the way through each episode, injecting the funny where people might normally lean towards biting each other’s heads off.
TruTV Orders Bobcat Goldthwait Anthology Series “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Messed Up Stories”
It looks like Bobcat Goldthwait will finally bring his filmic vision (a la World’s Greatest Dad, Windy City Heat, Sleeping Dogs Lie, God Bless America), which he has been celebrated for, on to the small screen.
TruTV’s latest series order is quite the doozy as they’re giving Bobcat Goldthwait, who had been serving as a director on Those Who Can’t on TruTV, his own show that allows Bobcat to tell an anthology of different stories in different genres, all at his own whim.
Whether it be “1970s-era science fiction, psychological thriller, romantic comedy and reality”, Goldthwait will get to put his lens on it, which is reliably dark, unapologetic, and always hysterical.
If you’ve seen Bobcat’s work as an auteur, you’d know this is a big deal.
Hannibal Buress Gets Series Order For Topical Show “Why?” From Comedy Central
Unlike the time when Hannibal Buress really jumped the gun and announced that Comedy Central picked up his series on Twitter in an attempt to perhaps visualize his goals, Hannibal has really gotten an official series order where he basically gets to talk about and do what he wants.
Comedy Central has ordered 8 episodes of Why? which will feature Buress talking about the burning issues of the day, the ones he cares about anyway, and feature pre-taped segments, man-on-the-street bits, etc.
It sounds a little bit like Chapelle’s Show, but with Hannibal leading the way, we have no problem with that whatsoever and look forward to the premiere.
Hulu Picks Up “Difficult People” Starring Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner to Series
Amy Poehler is still on board as an executive producer and the show merely follows whatever the hell Eichner and Klausner get themselves into in NYC.
So, all the elements of this show (the cast, producers, premise, and it being at Hulu) promise something that has the potential to be pretty fantastic.