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truTV Orders ‘Talk Show the Game Show’ and ‘Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks;’ Renews Four Series

The Series Pickups are 'Adam Ruins Everything,' ' The Carbonaro Effect,' ' Greatest Ever' and ' You Can Do Better'

truTV has announced the series pickups of “Talk Show the Game Show,” featuring comedian Guy Branum, and “Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks,” a hidden-camera series that features athletes and sports celebrities playing elaborate — but good-natured — pranks on their most adoring fans. Hosted by Webber, and set to debut on the network in spring 2017, the half-hour series is produced by Propagate with Ben Silverman, Howard Owens, Kevin Healey, David Spade and Webber serving as executive producers.

“Talk Show the Game Show,” based on Guy Branum’s live comedy show, pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” In each episode, celebrity guests become contestants as they compete in various talk show-inspired challenges and are judged by a comedic panel who awards points and roasts their performances. truTV has ordered 16 half-hour episodes of the series, which is produced by Push It Productions with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz and Branum serving as executive producers. It will be filmed in Los Angeles and premiere on the network in spring 2017.

Additionally, truTV has picked up new seasons of “Adam Ruins Everything,” “The Carbonaro Effect,” “Greatest Ever” and “You Can Do Better.” The episode order for 2017 is 16 for “Adam Ruins Everything,” headlined by Adam Canover; 17 for “The Carbonaro Effect” featuring Michael Carbonaro; 10 for “Greatest Ever,” featuring comedian Amanda Seales; and 13 for “You Can Do Better,” with hosts Matthew Latkiewicz and Abbi Crutchfield doing out all those real-life skills you’re expected to know but no one ever taught you.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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