truTV’s New Original Series TOP SECRET VIDEOS Premieres on October 29th





truTV’s New Original Series TOP SECRET VIDEOS Premieres Following Cable’s #1 New Unscripted Comedy IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: DINNER PARTY on October 29th

Top Secret Videos Features Brian Posehn, Ron Funches, Ali Kolbert and Matt Walsh Giving Their Comedic Intel on Outlandish Antics Captured on Video from the Basement of the “NSA”

Kane Hodder Breaks Bread With Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Sal Vulcano in the Mid-Season Premiere of Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party


LOS ANGELES – September 21, 2020 – Expanding on its audacious content with relatable characters and laugh-out-loud moments, truTV has greenlit Top Secret Videos from Industrial Media’s Emmy® Award-winning The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) with IPC’s Aaron Saidman, who created the series, and IPC’s Eli Holzman as executive producers along with showrunner Tim Fornara. Premiering after Cable’s #1 new unscripted comedy series Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party on Thursday, October 29th at 10:30pm ET/PT, Top Secret Videos follows a fictional group of fresh interns working from the basement of the “NSA” whose jobs are to catalogue all of the pointless security camera footage that passes through the “NSA” servers. Using the latest in video surveillance technology, this modern evolution of America’s Funniest Home Videos captures the most embarrassing, ridiculous, and bizarre behavior with hilarious commentary from our cast of comedians including Brian Posehn (The Big Bang Theory), Ron Funches (Trolls), Ali Kolbert (The Tonight Show) and Matt Walsh (Veep).

Top Secret Videos will follow the mid-season premiere of Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party, which will return Thursday, October 29 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Each week, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Sal Vulcano invite viewers back to their dinner tables where they safely, and hilariously, sit down to break bread from their respective homes. Jillian Bell joins previously announced guests Paula Abdul, Wayne Brady, Edie Falco, Kane Hodder, Colin Jost, and DJ Marshmello, among others.

“truTV is definitely not afraid to push the envelope on comedy, especially humor from real life situations,” said Corie Henson, EVP and head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV. “Whether it’s a runaway car plunging into a pool, a bear hoping to find a treat in the backseat of your luxury car or just having a blast with your lifelong friends over a meal, these series will pack endless laughs and entertainment for our viewers.”

About truTV
truTV, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Impractical Jokers, Hot Ones: The Game Show, At Home with Amy Sedaris, I’m Sorry, Tacoma FD, Tirdy Works, The Carbonaro Effect, and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship each year.
Website: www.trutv.com

About WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).

About The Intellectual Property Corporation
Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) is an Emmy-winning IP creation and production studio based in Van Nuys, California. Founded in 2016, IPC develops and produces a wide range of television, film, documentary, and interactive mobile content. The company has series in production or development with a wide range of US broadcast, cable networks, and streamers, and is well known for being awarded with two Emmy Awards and a Producers Guild Award for its series Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath. IPC was acquired by Industrial Media in 2018.



IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: DINNER PARTY Returns to truTV on October 15





IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: DINNER PARTY Returns to truTV on October 15


Cable’s #1 new unscripted comedy series Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party returns to truTV on Thursday, October 15 at 10:00pm ET/PT with 10 new celebrity-packed episodes. Each week, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Sal Vulcano invite viewers back to their dinner tables where they safely, and hilariously, sit down to break bread from their respective homes. New dinner guests include Wayne Brady, Edie Falco, Kane Hodder, Colin Jost, and DJ Marshmello, as well as a reunion with their Impractical Jokers: The Movie co-star, Paula Abdul, among others.

Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party is produced by Bongo Pictures, with Michael Bloom executive producing alongside Chris Wagner, Charlie DeBevoise, Gatto, Murray, Quinn, and Vulcano.
About truTV
truTV, a WarnerMedia brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Impractical Jokers, Hot Ones: The Game Show, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Tacoma FD, and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship each year. Website: www.trutv.com

About WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others, as well as Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.

About The Tenderloins
The Tenderloins is a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the Creators, Executive Producers, and Stars of truTV’s hit series, “Impractical Jokers.” Now in its ninth season, Impractical Jokers follows The Tenderloins as they compete to embarrass each other while being filmed by hidden cameras, all the while showcasing their longstanding camaraderie. Additionally, their hit game show – TBS’s The Misery Index hosted by Jameela Jamil – premiered as a top rated cable comedy in 2019 and has recently been greenlit for its third season. Their latest TV hit Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party, debuted this past spring, expanding their TV footprint. In addition to TV success, The Troupe has toured steadily over the last seven years with its wildly popular live show, performing for over one million fans in the US and UK, including six sold-out nights at Radio City Music Hall, a sold-out Madison Square Garden, and six sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena. Natives of Staten Island, NY, Vulcano, Gatto, Murray and Quinn met while attending high school and later formed The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999. After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy, The Tenderloins crossed over to the web, garnering millions of views for their internet sketches, eventually creating the runaway success Impractical Jokers for truTV. In addition to success in the US, Impractical Jokers is the #1 show on Comedy Central in the United Kingdom and India.



truTV Programming Alert Week of September 14





truTV Programming Alert Week of September 14

Hot Ones: The Game Show
Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00pm ET/PT
SEASON FINALE
“They Call Me Hot Poppy”
Two self-described nerds do battle in the Pepperdome against a young mom and her dad. Poppy will have to power through the pain to prevent the nerds from taking their revenge.



truTV Programming Alert Week of September 7





truTV Programming Alert Week of September 7

Hot Ones: The Game Show
Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Fired Up Sound Clash”
A couple of rock and roll bandmates go up against two energetic DJs as Sean and Chef Willie bring the heat to the Pepperdome with sauces that can melt more faces than even the nastiest guitar solo. What will drop first? The beat…or the contestants stomachs?



truTV Programming Alert Week of August 31





truTV Programming Alert Week of August 31

Hot Ones: The Game Show
Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Worst Day of My Life”
Party animals get wasted by Chef Willie’s chicken wings. Model bffs struggle to keep their composure and to answer any questions. Only one team will conquer the sauce for a chance at $25,000 dollars.

Tacoma FD
Thursday, September 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT
SEASON FINALE
“A Christmas Story”
The holiday season has arrived at the firehouse and everyone is feeling jolly… except for Eddie. In order to get good year-end reviews, Lucy, Andy, Ike, and Granny try their hardest to get him in the Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, Chief has a special gift for him that just might do the trick.

Talkoma FD
Thursday, September 3 at 10:30pm ET/PT
“A Christmas Story”
Join Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme as they put the Q&A in quarantine with digital visits from special guests, and a sneak peek of what’s to come on Tacoma FD!




truTV Programming Alert Week of August 24





truTV Programming Alert Week of August 24

Hot Ones: The Game Show
Tuesday, August 25 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Stop, Drop, and Roll With It”
Firefighters enter the Pepperdome with confidence but struggle to put out Chef Willie’s blazing inferno. Drag queens come in as divas but the sauce quickly turns them into disasters. Only one team will walk away with a shot at $25,000 dollars.

Tacoma FD
Thursday, August 27 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Nightmare Manor”
It’s a spooky evening for the crew when they have to answer a call at a haunted house. While they navigate the haunted halls looking for the source of the fire, each of them must confront their greatest fears.

Talkoma FD
Thursday, August 27 at 10:30pm ET/PT
“Nightmare Manor”
Join Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme as they put the Q&A in quarantine with digital visits from special guests, and a sneak peek of what’s to come on Tacoma FD!




truTV Renews Top-Rated Comedy TACOMA FD for Season Three





truTV Renews Top-Rated Comedy TACOMA FD for Season Three

Blazing-Hot Series Boasts Season-Over-Season Audience Growth

LOS ANGELES – August 5, 2020 – truTV has ordered a 13-episode third season of its hit comedy series Tacoma FD. From co-creators and stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, the series’ second season returned earlier this year, ranking among ad-supported cable’s top five comedy series and demonstrating season-over-season ratings growth. To date, Tacoma FD Season 2 has reached 11 million viewers.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the work this team has achieved season after season” said Brett Weitz, General Manager of TBS, TNT, and truTV. “With Tacoma FD’s fanbase continuing to grow, the show is a huge success story for us, and we can’t wait to see what kind of Station 24 shenanigans Kevin, Steve, and the incredible cast come up with next.”

Weitz surprises Heffernan and Lemme with the Season 3 pick-up announcement on tomorrow’s episode of Talkoma FD, airing on August 6 at 10:30pm ET/PT on truTV.

“I’m incredibly excited — mostly because I get to watch Kevin begin his arduous, six-month mustache-growing process,” said Lemme. “He only has 12 hair holes in his upper lip, so it takes some time.”

Tacoma FD is a half-hour comedy set in a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities. These firefighters keep themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries and no shortage of bizarre emergency calls. Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme) lead the firehouse antics and are joined by an eclectic crew played by Eugene Cordero (Andy), Marcus Henderson (Granny), Gabriel Hogan (Ike), and Hassie Harrison (Lucy). New episodes of Tacoma FD air each Thursday at 10:00pm ET/PT, with the after show Talkoma FD airing at 10:30pm ET/PT on truTV.

Tacoma FD is executive produced by Heffernan and Lemme alongside David Miner and Greg Walter from 3 Arts Entertainment.
About truTV
truTV, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Impractical Jokers, Hot Ones: The Game Show, At Home with Amy Sedaris, I’m Sorry, Tacoma FD, Tirdy Works, The Carbonaro Effect, and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship each year.
Website: www.trutv.com

About WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).



truTV’s Success with IMPRACTICAL JOKERS Franchise Strengthens Across Platforms




truTV’s Success with IMPRACTICAL JOKERS Franchise Strengthens Across Platforms

TBS Announces Season 3 Pick-Up of Comedy Game Show THE MISERY INDEX, Featuring Jameela Jamil and the Stars of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS, Which Lauds Audience Growth Season Over Season

truTV Resumes Production on Cable’s #1 Unscripted Comedy Series IMPRACTICAL JOKERS Season 9 and Orders 10 Additional Episodes of Cable’s #1 New Unscripted Comedy Series IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: DINNER PARTY

HBO Max to Debut Box Office Hit IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: THE MOVIE on September 1

BURBANK, CA – August 5, 2020 – WarnerMedia Entertainment is proud to embrace the consistently growing strength of truTV’s tentpole franchise Impractical Jokers across the company’s cable and streaming platforms. The widely popular line-up of programming featuring Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray,Brian “Q” Quinn, and Sal Vulcano, collectively known as the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, is a proven fan-favorite and a ratings draw across the board. In addition to resuming production on Impractical Jokers Season 9, the company has ordered a third season of TBS’s The Misery Index and 10 additional episodes of truTV’s Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party, as well as the streaming premiere of Impractical Jokers: The Movie on HBO Max on September 1.

“The Impractical Jokers franchise continues to deliver each and every time,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager of TNT, TBS and truTV. “The plan is continue to grow their business from an incredibly solid foundation and deliver to a passionate fanbase that’s second to none.”

“We’re excited to continue growing the Impractical Jokers franchise with WarnerMedia. We’re excited to use the word franchise. Each new project or season, we are pushing ourselves to make it bigger, better and funnier than the last,” said The Tenderloins. “Thanks to our insanely loyal fans over the past year, we’ve really been able to stretch ourselves and have had a blast bringing projects to life, including our first feature film and a TV show filmed from our separate homes. Whether its Impractical Jokers, Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party, The Misery Index or something new, we’re thrilled to keep working with each other and making people laugh.”

Ranked as one of the top 10 cable comedies of 2020 and growing in viewership season over season, The Misery Index has received a third season order from TBS. Beginning production this fall, The Misery Index Season 3 will continue to be hosted by Jameela Jamil with the cast of the Impractical Jokers returning as panelists. Additionally, the second half of Season 2 is set to air on TBS in October 2020. Inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens, teams compete against each other by attempting to rate hilarious and miserable real-life events based on the “misery index”, a ranking system created by a team of therapists. The Misery Index was developed by comedy writer Andy Breckman, along with Ben & Dan Newmark for Grandma’s House Entertainment. The series is produced by Grandma’s House Entertainment, with the Newmarks serving as executive producing alongside Breckman, Gatto, Murray, Quinn, Vulcano, Michael Bloom for Bongo Pictures, Howard Klein for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Jack Martin, who also serves as showrunner.

truTV’s tentpole series Impractical Jokers, which is currently ranked as cable’s #1 unscripted comedy in 2020, is set to resume production on Season 9 in late August.
Impractical Jokers is produced by NorthSouth Productions with Charlie DeBevoise, Pete McPartland Jr., Gatto, Murray, Quinn and Vulcano serving as executive producers.

Cable’s #1 new unscripted comedy series, the remotely-shot Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party has been picked up by truTV for 10 additional episodes, which will air in fall 2020. The new episodes will expand on the remote format as the cast safely, and hilariously, connect with each other and their beloved neighborhoods. Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party is produced by Bongo Pictures, with Michael Bloom executive producing alongside Chris Wagner, Quinn, Murray, Gatto, Vulcano and DeBevoise.

In addition to the hugely popular series, 2020 marked truTV’s first feature length film Impractical Jokers: The Movie, which will debut on HBO Max on September 1. The film opened in February with the week’s highest per-screen average of all major theatrical releases with 2.6 million at 357 theaters. In week two, the feature was expanded to almost 1,900 theaters, reaching fans of the franchise across the country. The film follows the four lifelong friends and comedians in a fictional story of a humiliating high school mishap from the early nineties. Featuring appearances from Paula Abdul, Jaden Smith, and Joey Fatone, the movie combines the fictional narrative with real life footage of over-the-top punishments and callbacks to classic moments from the series. Once the guys from the Impractical Jokers hit the road, they compete in hidden camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and find redemption. Produced by Funny Or Die and directed by Chris Henchy (Daddy’s Home, Eastbound & Down), Impractical Jokers: The Movie is produced by Gatto, Murray, Quinn, Vulcano, Henchy, and Funny Or Die’s Jim Ziegler and Buddy Enright. Executive producers include Jack Rovner and Funny Or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell.
About TBS
TBS, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-back entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming. TBS’s Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable — Miracle Workers, CONAN, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Last O.G. and American Dad! as well as the upcoming comedy Chad. The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes the popular game show The Misery Index and the forthcoming revival of the beloved competition series Wipeout. TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory, classic sitcom favorites Friends and Seinfeld, blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, WarnerMedia’s eSports gaming competition. Viewers can watch shows on the TBS app, available for iOS, Android, Xbox One and other platforms and devices. Website: www.tbs.com

About truTV
truTV, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as Impractical Jokers, Hot Ones: The Game Show, At Home with Amy Sedaris, I’m Sorry, Tacoma FD, Tirdy Works, The Carbonaro Effect, and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship each year. Website: www.trutv.com

About HBO Max
HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer offering, which debuted May 27, 2020. With 10,000 hours of curated premium content, HBO Max offers powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed programs and movies, and fan favorites from WarnerMedia’s rich library including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. Website: HBOMax.com

About WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others, as well as Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.

About The Tenderloins
The Tenderloins is a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the Creators, Executive Producers, and Stars of truTV’s hit series, “Impractical Jokers.” Now in its ninth season, Impractical Jokers follows The Tenderloins as they compete to embarrass each other while being filmed by hidden cameras, all the while showcasing their longstanding camaraderie. Additionally, their hit game show – TBS’s “The Misery Index” hosted by Jameela Jamil – premiered as a top rated cable comedy in 2019 and has recently been greenlit for its third season. Their latest TV hit “Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party,” debuted this past spring, expanding their TV footprint. In addition to TV success, The Troupe has toured steadily over the last seven years with its wildly popular live show, performing for over one million fans in the US and UK, including six sold-out nights at Radio City Music Hall, a sold-out Madison Square Garden, and six sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena. Natives of Staten Island, NY, Vulcano, Gatto, Murray and Quinn met while attending high school and later formed The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999. After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy, The Tenderloins crossed over to the web, garnering millions of views for their internet sketches, eventually creating the runaway success Impractical Jokers for truTV. In addition to success in the US, Impractical Jokers is the #1 show on Comedy Central in the United Kingdom and India.



truTV Programming Alert Week of August 17





truTV Programming Alert Week of August 17

Hot Ones: The Game Show
Tuesday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Hot Sauce Conquers All”
A pair of former baristas go head to head in the Pepperdome with two wine-loving buddies, but as soon as Chef Willie starts serving up pain, it becomes clear that pinot has nothing on peppers and caffeine is no match for capsaicin.

Tacoma FD
Thursday, August 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“The Firefighter’s Ball: Part 2 ”
As the Firefighter’s Ball rages on, things go off the rails for the crew. Terry and Eddie battle it out while stuck in an elevator, Ike deals with an out of control Andy after he has a few too many drinks, Lucy struggles to get alone time with her date away from his mother and Wolf Boykins (Paul Soter), and Granny finds a way to ease the tension with his date.

Talkoma FD
Thursday, August 20 at 10:30pm ET/PT
“The Firefighter’s Ball: Part 2”
Join Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme as they put the Q&A in quarantine with digital visits from special guests, and a sneak peek of what’s to come on Tacoma FD!



truTV Programming Alert Week of August 10





truTV Programming Alert Week of August 10

Hot Ones: The Game Show
Tuesday, August 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“Keep Your Friends Close and Your Bucket Closer”
A contestant is dragged to the Pepperdome by his cousin and focuses on his churning stomach more than the questions. While two bffs think they’re immune to the spice and quickly get hit with the heat. Only one team will enter the Ring of Fire for a chance at $25,000 dollars.

Tacoma FD
Thursday, August 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT
“The Firefighter’s Ball: Part I”
Terry learns some sexy new dance moves to impress Vicky at the fireman’s ball. Ike volunteers to be Andy’s wingman, and Lucy discovers her date is more like his mother than she realized. Meanwhile Eddie finds out he is up for a big promotion, but will Terry blow it for him before he gets a chance?

Talkoma FD
Thursday, August 13 at 10:30pm ET/PT
“The Firefighter’s Ball: Part I”
Join Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme as they put the Q&A in quarantine with digital visits from special guests, and a sneak peek of what’s to come on Tacoma FD!