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truTV Greenlights Friends of the People, Network's First-Ever Sketch-Comedy
- 04 March 2014

truTV has given the greenlight to its first-ever sketch-comedy series: Friends of the People. The series stars comedians Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, The Lucas Bros. and Josh Rabinowitz. The network has ordered 10 episodes, including the pilot, with plans to launch the series in summer 2014. Friends of the People is being produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and Marobru Productions (Chappelle's Show, Comedy Underground with Dave Attell).
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truTV Searches for America's Next Great Car Designer in New Series Motor City Masters, Hosted by Brooke Burns
- 27 February 2014

Fasten your seatbelt. The search is on for America's next great car designer as truTV and Chevrolet team up on the brand new competition series Motor City Masters. Hosted by Brooke Burns (Baywatch, Melrose Place), Motor City Masters will pit 10 designers against each other to test their limits of design expertise and creativity. truTV has ordered 10 episodes of the Motor City Masters, which is being produced for the network by Bunim/Murray Productions and The Story Lab, a division of Aegis Media. truTV plans to premiere the show this summer.
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Production Begins on truTV's New Series The Carbonaro Effect, Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro
- 24 February 2014

Production has begun on truTV's brand new series The Carbonaro Effect, starring comic magician Michael Carbonaro. The series, formerly titled Undercover Magic, follows Carbonaro as he uses his skills to trick, amaze and amuse an unsuspecting public. The Carbonaro Effect is slated to premiere in summer 2014 on truTV.
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truTV to preview winter premiere of Killer Karaoke with full episode on YouTube
- 14 February 2014

truTV is giving viewers the chance to catch a sneak peek of the entire first new episode of Killer Karaoke via the highly popular truTV channel on YouTube, as well as through participating cable, satellite and telco video-on-demand platforms. The winter premiere of the outrageous singing competition series – which will mark the debut of new host Mark McGrath – will be available beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18, two days before the episode is set to air on truTV.
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truTV Greenlights New Series The Safecrackers
- 12 February 2014

truTV has greenlit The Safecrakers a new unscripted series as the network continues to shape its evolving original programming lineup. The Safecrackers, which comes to truTV from American Chainsaws Entertainment, will introduce viewers to a pair of Alabama locksmiths who specialize in opening even the toughest of vaults.
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truTV's Upload with Shaquille O'Neal Ups the Laugh Factor with All-New Episodes Beginning Feb. 26
- 30 January 2014

Shaquille O'Neal and friends are ready to ramp up the hilarity this winter in all-new episodes of truTV's outrageously funny series Upload with Shaquille O'Neal. The series, which features Shaq, his buddies and special guests riffing on online videos, is set to air with back-to-back episodes Wednesdays at 10:30 and 11 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning Feb. 26.
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Producer Rich Korson Reaches Development Deal with truTV
- 27 January 2014

Television producer and development executive Richard Korson, who ran Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions for six years, has reached a development deal with truTV. Korson will put his comedy experience to work developing comedic programming designed to appeal to truTV's targeted young-adult, dual-gender audience. He will also work on development companion programming for truTV's sports telecasts, including the network's portion of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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Lesley Goldman Joins truTV as Vice President of Development & Original Programming
- 08 January 2014

Lesley Goldman has been named vice president of development & original programming for truTV. She joins the network after serving as vice president of primetime alternative for CNBC. Goldman is based in New York and reports to Marissa Ronca, senior vice president of development & original programming for truTV.
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truTV Puts the Trick in Magic Tricks with Hilarious New Series Undercover Magic (working title)
- 18 December 2013

What happens when you combine a mind-blowing magician with an insatiable practical joker? truTV has the answer in magician/prankster Michael Carbonaro, star of the brand new series Undercover Magic (working title), which has just been greenlit by the network. truTV has ordered 12 episodes of the hilarious new show, which is slated to premiere in summer 2014.
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truTV Launches Sleek New "Watch truTV" Mobile App and Website, with Live Streaming Simulcast, On-Demand Content and Social Playback
- 17 December 2013

truTV has launched a brand new mobile and online experience that offers the network's complete on-air lineup via live streaming, plus an abundance of on-demand content. At the center of the Watch truTV app and website (truTV.com/watch) is an immersive video player that provides a live simulcast of truTV's East Coast and West Coast feeds.
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