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truTV Announces 2018 Greenlights, Premiere Dates & Guest Stars For Its Comedic Programming Slate

12/01/2018

truTV Announces 2018 Greenlights, Premiere Dates & Guest Stars For Its Comedic Programming Slate Thursday, January 11, 2018

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truTV Announces 2018 Greenlights, Premiere Dates & Guest Stars

For Its Comedic Programming Slate

Its Day 8 of the TCA Winter Press Tour... Lets get into it:

The cable comedy network announced the guest stars for its upcoming comedic anthology series Bobcat Goldthwaits Misfits & Monsters, including Bridget Everett, Seth Green and Danny Pudi, among others. The eight-episodes premiere in summer 2018 and you can watch a first look at http://bit.ly/2mswtRN;

The network greenlit a new pilot, Tacoma FD (wt), from Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, co-creators and stars of Super Troopers, and gave a 16-episode first season order to Paid Off with Michael Torpey, the only comedy gameshow that tackles student debt;

Finally, premiere dates and guest stars were announced for Talk Show the Game Show, Adam Ruins Everything and The Chris Gethard Show, all of which will return with new episodes this spring.

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On the heels of a breakout year in 2017, truTV today announced 2018 greenlights, premiere dates and guest stars ahead of the network's panel at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. Being paneled today at TCA, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters will welcome a crop of talented guest stars to the prolific director's scripted comedic anthology series. Bringing viewers twisted, darkly witty satirical tales, each episode mashes up two distinct genres and features characters who are misfits, monsters, or both, but with unexpected and fantastical turns. Joining Bobcat on today's panel are guest stars Bridget Everett, Seth Green and Danny Pudi with additional guest stars included in the description below. The show premieres in summer 2018 and a first look is available at http://bit.ly/2mswtRN.

The network also announced the series greenlight of Paid Off with Michael Torpey, a half-hour comedy game show where contestants compete for the chance to have their student debt paid off. In addition, truTV has ordered to pilot Tacoma FD (wt), a half-hour scripted comedy from Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, co-creators and stars of the cult classic film, Super Troopers.

Finally, truTV unveiled guest stars for returning series Talk Show the Game Show and premiere dates for Adam Ruins Everything and The Chris Gethard Show, which will return in spring 2018.

2017 marked the third full year since truTV's emergence as a comedy brand, and the network once again delivered on its promise to provide a wholly-original programming slate of premium comedic content with creators at the center. Driving this huge momentum and sustained ratings growth - truTV is one of only two networks with two consecutive years of growth in prime among adults 18-49 - is a mix of scripted, non-scripted and hybrid projects including: the breakout freshman series At Home with Amy Sedaris and I'm Sorry; one of cable's top 5 original comedies, Impractical Jokers; the inventive investigative comedy Adam Ruins Everything; and two series bringing the fun and spontaneity back into late-night, The Chris Gethard Show and Talk Show the Game Show, among others.

Below is a complete rundown of truTV's latest programming moves.

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Development:

Tacoma FD (wt)

Scripted Pilot Order

With their long-anticipated film Super Troopers 2 debuting this spring, co-creator and stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are putting on new uniforms in Tacoma FD, a new half-hour comedy set in a firehouse in the wettest city in America. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, they are basically fire fighters who are always ready to fight fires but in this wet city, they also have to fight their own boredom.

The series is co-created and executive produced by Heffernan and Lemme alongside David Miner and Greg Walter from 3 Arts Entertainment and Kyle Clark from Silverscreen Pictures.

New Series:

Paid Off with Michael Torpey

16-Episode New Series Greenlight Airing Summer 2018

The student loan crisis is ridiculous, so comedian Michael Torpey (Orange is the New Black) is solving it in the most ridiculous way possible, a comedy game show. Paid Off with Michael Torpey gives three lucky college grads - saddled with student debt - the chance to test the depth of their degrees with fun, fast paced trivia questions. In the end, one lucky winner will get the chance to have their student debt paid off.

The series is co-created by Torpey and Cowboy Bear Ninja, who also produces. Michael Melamedoff and Adrian Selkowitz serve as executive producers for Cowboy Bear Ninja alongside executive producers Torpey, Ethan Berlin and Leigh Hampton.

Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters

8-Episode Scripted Anthology Series Premieres Summer 2018

From the Sundance award-winning writer-director, Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters is a genre-hopping scripted anthology comedy series that examines universal truths in society and pop culture and turns them inside out in completely unique and entertainingly absurd ways. Each standalone episode delivers a subversive satire of the current world we live in and exploits the awkwardness of its flawed characters to tell socially-relevant stories with imaginative twists.

Watch a first look at http://bit.ly/2mswtRN.

Guest stars in the 8-episode, half-hour series include Michael Ian Black, Bridget Everett, Dave Foley, Seth Green, Melissa Joan Hart, David Koechner, Samm Levine, Joel Murray, Dave Pasquesi and Danny Pudi.

The series is produced by Left/Right with Goldthwait, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Olivia Wingate and Michele Armour
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