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truTV Greenlights ‘Upscale with Prentice Penny’

12-Episodes of New Lifestyle Series Ordered for 2017

Cable net truTV has ordered 12-episodes of new half-hour lifestyle series “Upscale with Prentice Penny,” which will explore a variety of topics ranging from food and wine to travel and fashion. The logline: From buying a better bottle of wine to getting a custom-made suit for less than some off-the-rack options, “Upscale with Prentice Penny” is about offering viewers ways to live a more elevated lifestyle by unlocking a world that often feels unattainable.

“Like so many people from working-class families, I grew up believing that a high-end lifestyle also comes with a high price tag. As I got older I learned that doesn’t have to be the case,” said Penny. “With Upscale, I want to show people that cost and quality aren’t mutually exclusive, and an elevated life can come at every price point.”

Known for his trendsetting fashion choices, Penny currently serves as showrunner for HBO’s new comedy series “Insecure.” Past credits as a writer include sitcoms “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on Fox, “Happy Endings” on ABC and “Girlfriends” on former network UPN. He also created and executive produced the Fuse dramedy “The Hustle.”