Bobcat Goldthwait has had a long and storied career as a standup comic and film director – and now he’s turned his gaze to ward television.
Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters is a deliciously odd new anthology series that presents a new tale each week – one week you’ll have a werewolf running for president; another week you’ll get what Goldthwait describes as Cape Fear meets Roger Rabbit, or the devil trying to convince someone he’s real.
Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters premieres on truTV on July 11th.
truTV has announced the greenlighting of scripted series Bobcat Goldthwaite’s Messed Up Stories – a genre-crossing anthology series from the director of such satirical films as America’s Greatest Dads and God Bless America.
The first season will be episodes and will air in 2017.
truTV also renewed Comedy Knockout, and added episodes to Fameless and Greatest Ever. For details, follow the jump.
truTV has announced spring premiere dates for its slate of programs – including new series Late Night Snack, a show that premieres a range of fresh, funny comic shorts before they hit the internet.
Hidden camera hit, The Carbanaro Effect (pictured) premieres on March 23rd; Hack My Life returns on March 29th; comedy-centric docuseries truInside premieres on February 29th; Late Night Snack’s series premiere is March 3rd, and competition series Comedy Knockout returns on April 29th.
For full series descriptions and premiere times, follow the jump.
truTV is doing something pretty amazing: increasing the number of minutes of programming by 21% per hour. The result will be the lowest average commercial time on television.
What does that mean to the average truTV viewer? If the average hourly program runs, let’s say 42 minutes before commercials are counted, that same program would now run almost 51 minutes – a content total that hasn’t been seen on a regular basis since the 1950s.
Why is truTV doing this? Follow the jump for all the details.
What are you super into? What’s the thing that’s totally hooked you? Cars? Movies? Celebrities?
truTV is launching a new series – Super Into, hosted by Kevin Pereira – that explores the things that celebrities are super into – Rob Corrdry, for instance, is super into astronomy; Michelle Rodriguez is super into motorcyles. You get the idea.
Super Into premieres on Monday, October 26th (10:30/9:30C). Check out the fascinating teaser after the jump.
Shaq, Inc. (working title) has been given a pilot order by truTV. The show would be a comedy series based on Shquille O’Meal’s business empire and would follow him and his offbeat team as they keep that empire humming.
O’Neal and Mike Tollin will executive produce. The pilot will be written by Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer) and John Fortenberry (Galavant) is set to direct. For further details, follow the jump.