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Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
TruTV's Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters is a hit or miss anthology series with a lot of potential
"Misfits & Monsters is a predictably hit-and-miss mixture of amusingly bizarre, strangely inspired and interestingly misfired with a lot of potential to grow and evolve," says Daniel Fienberg of the anthology series premiering Wednesday. He adds: "The reality is that this format is perfect for what is so superficially amusing about Goldthwait's worldview, but it isn't all that well-suited for what he actually does best, which is starting a story in a place of near-grotesquerie and mining unexpected humanity out of the muck. What's so impressive about Goldthwait's film work, and also what makes it such an inquired taste, is that you begin his movies in a place of discomfort and general unpleasantness and end in places of unexpected emotion and sometimes even hope."
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 5:52PM EDT
TruTV's Paid Off will pit college graduates against each other to pay off student debt
“One of the mantras is ‘an absurd show to match an absurd crisis,'" says host Michael Torpey of his new game show, premiering tonight. “A game show feels really apt because this is the state of things right now.”
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:54PM EDT
TruTV Operation Repo star Carlos Lopez Jr. dies in an apparent suicide
Repo man Lopez, 35, was found dead at his Los Angeles apartment on Sunday.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Check out the trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters
The comedian and director's new truTV anthology series is a satirical take on classic creature features, featuring Melissa Joan Hart, Seth Green, Danny Pudi, Michael Ian Black and other guest-stars. It premieres on July 11.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
truTV renews Adam Ruins Everything, orders Ken Jeong comedy and Tacoma FD from Super Troopers
Real-life doctor Jeong will dispense medical advice and perform in comedy sketches before an audience as part of his untitled comedy show, while Tacoma FD will feature Super Troopers Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme as firefighters in the wettest city in America. truTV also announced a third season for Adam Ruins Everything and a fourth season of Hack My Life.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
The Problem with Apu's Hari Kondabolu: "Matt Groening finally responded & sounds like every other troll on the internet who didn’t see the documentary"
The Simpsons creator told USA Today last week when asked about the Apu controversy, "I think it’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended." Kondabolu responded to Groening's comment, tweeting: "Well, that seals it. Matt Groening finally responded & sounds like every other troll on the internet who didn’t see the documentary. No one is offended by this character. It was, at times, insulting & was frustrating to many of us who were solely represented by that one image." ALSO: Groening's remark is "the height of willful ignorance."
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 1:08PM EDT
The Problem with Apu's Hari Kondabolu on The Simpsons: "Honestly, I wasn’t trying to troll, but if I was, I won"
The Indian-American comedian -- speaking the day before Hank Azaria said he was willing to "step down" from voicing Apu -- said of The Simpsons episode responding to his TruTV documentary: "You’re not supposed to respond to me, you’re The Simpsons! You’re supposed to just keep going, pretend nothing happened. The fact that they buckled like that, to me, is also an indication of, like, white fragility. Oh my god, so somebody on a cable network said something about your show that’s been on for 30 years, and everyone obviously loves you and they don’t really know what my critique completely is, but still, because it damaged you in some small way, all the white writers freaked out and destroyed (the character of) Lisa. What is that? That’s white fragility."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
TruTV renews At Home with Amy Sedaris for Season 2
The 10-episode second season will air in 2019.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
The Problem with Apu will be re-aired on TruTV following The Simpsons' "response" to the documentary
Hari Kondabolu's one-hour documentary on the controversial Simpsons character originally aired last November and is available to stream on TruTV's website. But following this week's uproar over The Simpsons' response, TruTV has announced plans to re-air the documentary this Sunday at 7 p.m.
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 1:41PM EST
Impractical Jokers picked up for an eighth season and a movie
The truTV comedy has been renewed for a 26-episode eighth season, but the big news is that the comedy troupe will be growing their brand by making their first feature film.
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 1:41PM EST
Adam Ruins Everything is getting animated
TruTV says Adam Conover will host the six animated episodes under the title, Adam Ruins Everything Presents Reanimated History.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Talk Show the Game Show host Guy Branum to release his memoir
Mindy Kaling wrote the forward for Branum's book, My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir Through (Un)Popular Culture, which will tell the life story of the former Mindy Project writer, Chelsea Lately regular and Last Comic Standing alum. Branum's memoir will also recall the time the Secret Service searched his apartment after he wrote a satirical column for his college newspaper joking about murdering Stanford freshman Chelsea Clinton while also naming her dormitory.
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
YouTube TV confirms it's adding Turner channels and raising prices for new members
YouTube TV subscribers will have access to Turner channels, including Turner Classic Movies, TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network, truTV and Adult Swim, as well as NBA TV and MLB Network. The service will also increase its subscription fee $40 per month for new members beginning March 13, but anyone who signs up before then will continue to pay the current $35 a month price.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
truTV orders Paid Off, a student loan comedy game show
Orange Is the New Black’s Michael Torpey hosts the summer game show premiering this summer, which will help college graduates get out of debt by testing them on their degrees.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Potential truTV series Tacoma FD will turn two Super Troopers into firefighters in “the wettest city in America”
Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are co-creating and starring in the comedy pilot about two firefighters working in a city where fires are few and far between.