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Cable net truTV has greenlit “Impractical Jokers,” featuring James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano (also known as The Tenderloins), for an eighth season and the production on the brand’s first-ever feature-length film. The movie will be directed by Chris Henchy and produced by “Funny Or Die.”
“The Jokers’ authentic friendship and genuine relatability has endeared them to millions of fans around the world, creating one of the most original brands in all of television,” said Chris Linn, president of truTV. “We’re incredibly proud of the partnership we’ve developed with the guys throughout the years, and the growing, multiplatform success of the Impractical Jokers brand.”
The Tenderloins added: “We’re as surprised as anyone that four dudes from Staten Island have been allowed to make a TV show for as long as we have, so the idea of making this movie is absolutely mind-blowing. We love working with Chris Linn, Marissa Ronca, Simmy Kustanowitz and the entire truTV family and we look forward to expanding and growing our partnership until they realize, truly realize, what they’ve gotten themselves into. None of this is possible without our amazing, talented and overly-dedicated TV crew, our crack team of reps and, most importantly, our dedicated fans. And now to work with Chris Henchy and the ‘Funny Or Die’ team, we feel like we’re making the movie with a similar brand of good people.”
The renewal takes “Impractical Jokers” through 2019, and the film goes into production this spring.
There is also the third annual “Impractical Jokers Cruise” set to sail February 6-10, 2019; and “Impractical Jokers: Homecoming – The Staten Island Museum Exhibit,” which opens July 12, 2018.