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TruTV Renews Four Series, Orders New Unscripted Comedy

TruTV has given the greenlight to four returning unscripted series, “Hack My Life,” “How To Be A Grown Up,” “Barmageddon” and “truTV Top Funniest.”

The cabler has also ordered 10 half-hour episodes of new unscripted show, “Six Degrees of Everything,” a fast-paced comedic show that proves anything can be connected in six degrees.

“Six months since launching the new truTV, we are continuing to elevate the brand with unique, innovative and clever shows that offer a fresh point of view,” said Chris Linn, president, head of programming for truTV. “With an ever-expanding lineup of original series, truTV is taking fun, distinctive programming to a whole new level for our target audience of young, connected viewers.”

“Six Degrees” is hosted by Benny and Rafi Fine, founders of Fine Brothers Entertainment, which boasts over 160MM views monthly across its YouTube channels. The duo will serve as exec producers, along with Max Benator of “Six Degrees of Everything,” and Marc Summers will exec produce for Marc Summers Productions. The format will feature sketch comedy, man on the street interviews, original songs and reality segments. The series is set to debut this summer.

“Hack My Life,” hosted by Kevin Pereira and Brooke Van Poppelen, puts a comedic spin on everyday life hacks, exploring ways to solve some of life’s little problems. Produced by True Entertainment and Sharp Entertainment, Season 2 is set to launch with 10 episodes this summer.

“How To Be A Grown Up,” from Mission Control Media, centers around the trials and tribulations of true adulthood, providing a funny take on “advice shows” with guidance from comedians. The cable net has ordered 12 half-hour episodes for the new seasons, also slated for summer.

“Barmageddon,” truTV’s bar competition returns this summer with a new 16-episode season. The series, which features a $10,000 grand prize each episode, comes from ITV Studios America and Gaspin Media, and is hosted by comedian Mo Mandel.

“TruTV Top Funniest” is coming back for a 22-episode third season, set to launch this May. The viral video show comes from Nash Entertainment.

The pickup and renewal news comes just days after truTV greenlit their first-ever full-length scripted comedy, “Those Who Can’t.” The laffer, revolving around three frustrated and dysfunctional high school teachers in Denver who are as screwed-up as the students they teach, is set to bow by early 2016.

Marc Summers and Benny and Rafi Fine are all repped by WME who negotiated the deal for “Six Degrees of Everything.”

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