But the host hasn’t given up his quest to spread tips on how to live the good life on a less-than-lavish budget. Penny, who is also the showrunner and exec producer of the HBO comedy “Insecure,” said he is shopping the half-hour “Upscale” to other outlets.
Penny disclosed his departure from Turner’s TruTV cabler in a Twitter message sent Thursday: “Unfortunately #UpscaleWithPrentice will not be a go at TruTV for a season two but we are going to find another home. Stay Bougie!”
“Upscale” premiered on TruTV in March for a 12-episode run. Penny, who is known for cutting a stylish figure on red carpets and such, is among a small but growing list of showrunners who have expanded their work to front-of-camera roles.
“Upscale” hails from Defy Media. Penny, Jared Hoffman, James Moore and Chris Pollack are exec producers.