Judging by the fall lineup it announced on Wednesday, TruTV believes the element of surprise is key to a good laugh.
The Turner Broadcasting System-owned cabler has announced an Oct. 8 return of Billy Eichner’s rapid-fire comedy routine “Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street.” The show famously forces unsuspecting pedestrians into the spotlight as they’re forced to answer inane questions or perform stunts with good-natured guest stars. This year’s crop of A-listers accompanying Eichner on his quests include Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick and Julianne Moore.
Meanwhile, hidden camera show “Impractical Jokers” will be partying in August with a week-long celebration that culminates in a celebration of its 100th episode with the “Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special.” Airing on Sept. 3 and hosted by Howie Mandel, the special promises a “heart-stopping dare that’s above and beyond anything the guys have ever done.”
TruTV also announced the September premiere dates for two new shows: “Road Spill,” a show that explores what people really dish about in the privacy of their own cars, and “Adam Ruins Everything,” a comedy that has CollegeHumor comedian Adam Conover debunking social conventions that most people take for granted.
Full list of dates:
Impractical Jokers Week leading to LIVE Punishment Special – Week of Aug. 31
10 p.m., Aug. 31: “Impractical Jokers: Anatomy of a Challenge” will take viewers behind the curtain for an inside look at how the guys put together some of the series’ most memorable moments.
10 p.m., Sept. 1: “Impractical Jokers: Unseen Scenes” unveils incredibly awkward, laugh-out-loud bits that were left on the cutting room floor.
10 p.m., Sept. 2: “Impractical Jokers: Fan-tastic Countdown Presented By Geico” rolls out the all-time greatest challenges and punishments from the previous episodes.
Starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 3, there will be a full-day marathon of viewer’s favorite “Impractical Jokers” episodes.
7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET Sept 3: “Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special” celebrates the 100th episode, featuring brand new challenges and the first-ever live quadruple punishment from New York City, hosted by Howie Mandel.
“Road Spill” series premiere at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 23
“Road Spill” hits the pavement to see what people really dish about in the comfort of their cars. Each episode is loosely based on an overarching theme while navigation devices provide talking points for the driver and passengers, who engage in funny conversation surrounding current events, personal stories and opinions, pop culture, and moral dilemmas. Throughout each car’s journey hilarious moments and the occasional outburst of road rage ensue.
“Adam Ruins Everything” series premiere at 10 p.m. Sept. 29
In “Adam Ruins Everything,” host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A perfect blend of entertainment and enlightenment, “Adam Ruins Everything” is inviting, fast-paced and, above all, smart. Adam is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it…whether you like it or not. “Adam Ruins Everything” isn’t just fun to watch, but addictively informative. It’s everything you didn’t want to need to know. The show was born out of a popular CollegeHumor original series that has generated more than 30 million views since premiering online with the video “Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam” in early 2014.
“Funny Or Die’s Billy on the Street” season premiere at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 8
Emmy-nominated comedian Billy Eichner returns to the streets of New York City to surprise unsuspecting pedestrians with quick-witted, rapid-fire questions on pop-culture. This season, some of the biggest names in Hollywood will hit the pavement with Billy as the show moves to its new home on TruTV, including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick and Julianne Moore (additional names to be announced at a later date).