truTV Programming Alert: Upcoming August Highlights

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Upcoming August Highlights
Monday, August 1
SEASON TWO PREMIERE – FAMELESS – Back to Back Episodes – Monday, August 1
The Invasion at 10:00pm: An aspiring news anchor’s first day on the job might be her last day on earth, a wannabe reality star finds himself fully exposed in a heated love triangle, and a slick TV host inadvertently uses his newfound powers for evil. Guest appearance by KTLA’s Sam Rubin.
The ShawPrank Redemption at 10:30pm: A prison prank becomes a prison break for an aspiring jokester, an angry robot gets its buttons pushed by a wannabe TV host, and a self-proclaimed expert on dog discipline discovers a terrifying new breed.
MID-SEASON PREMIERE – COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 1 at 11:00pm
Comedy Knockout pits comedians against each other in a series of fast-paced challenges, with the audience having sole discretion to decide who is the funniest person in the room. In each of the episodes, host Damien Lemon (Guy Code) sends three comics into a battle of high stakes comedic gameplay. With points doled out based on the audience’s applause, it’s all about one-upmanship as competitors attempt to land massive comedy blows and whip the rowdy crowd into a frenzy of raucous laughter. The whole time, the comedians throw roast-like, rapid-fire jabs at each other to knock their opponents off balance. Every show ends with one comedian crowned champion, one eliminated and one ultimately forced to face the crowd and apologize for going down in shameful defeat.
Mouse Condoms: Jay Oakerson reveals why Annie Lederman needs a mouth guard in museums, Kurt Metzger roasts Jay on his family goals, and Annie has some explaining to do after getting caught with her pants down…literally.
Tuesday, August 2
GREATEST EVER – New Episode – Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00pm
Greatest Animals Ever: Animals can be adorable, incredible, hilarious, or even rude…but they’re never boring. Host Amanda Seales shares eight critical tips on how to make an amazing viral video, starring the world’s funniest creatures. Whether you’re cage-diving with sharks, teaching your dog a bizarre trick, or just filming your hamster doing absolutely nothing, it’s time you learned how to cash in on the true stars of the internet.
Wednesday, August 3
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Wednesday, August 3 at 11:00pm
Happy Beginning: Megan Neuringer accuses Andy Kindler of being stuck in a coma, Noah Gardenswartz needs help filling his banana hammock, and Andy makes cracks about childhood obesity.
Thursday, August 4
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS New Episode – Thursday, August 4 at 10:00pm
Laundry Day: The guys are on the prowl for partners in crime at a supermarket, and then throw caution to the wind as helpless romantics in the park. Later, tonight’s big loser adds some pep to an arena football game, treating the crowd to a wardrobe malfunction they’ll never forget.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: INSIDE JOKES – New Episode – Thursday, August 4 at 10:30pm
The Great Escape: Go behind the scenes as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr strike the wrong chord while posing as music instructors. Plus, tonight’s big loser lacks the magic touch in a show-stopping punishment.
Monday, August 8
FAMELESS – New Episode – Monday, August 8 at 10:00pm
Zings and Zonks: An aspiring TV host’s chance at stardom flies off the handle when a new drone prototype turns against him. Then, a would-be prankster becomes a tyrannosaurus wrecks during a bad night at the museum, and an insult comic gets taken for a ride after getting a rude awakening. Guest appearance by Joey Lawrence.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 8 at 11:00pm
Tig Ol’ Bitties: Annie Lederman and Leonard Ouzts rip into each other super hard from the start, Megan Neuringer pops her shirt open in Bio-Hazard, and Leonard gets weirdly presidential.
Tuesday, August 9
GREATEST EVER – New Episode – Tuesday, August 9 at 10:00pm
Greatest Newscasts Ever: You’ve been watching the news your entire life, but did you know there’s an actual science to creating a great newscast? Host Amanda Seales shares eight critical tips on how to produce the #1 newscast in the game. Learn how to create amazing chemistry between the right anchors, and how to deal with drunk hecklers – so that every network exec is looking at your newscast and taking notes.
Wednesday, August 10
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Wednesday, August 10 at 11:00pm
Make America Sassy Again: “Who’s with me?” becomes Dave Hill’s official catch phrase, Dulce Sloan wants 20% of Dave’s “D,” and Andy Kindler gets roasted so hard he threatens to sue.
Thursday, August 11
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, August 11 at 10:00pm
Water Torture: Joe, Q, Sal and Murr spin a wheel and hope for the best while creeping out shoppers at the mall. Then, the guys get what they deserve at a coffee shop, and it all leads to an impromptu punishment that leaves one Joker soaked, enraged, and totally shocked.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: INSIDE JOKES – New Episode – Thursday, August 11 at 10:30pm
Brother-In-Loss: Go behind the scenes as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr get cheeky with interviewers while explaining their lackluster resumes at a job interview. And how mad was Sal when Murr legally married his sister in tonight’s unholy punishment?  Spoiler Alert: really mad.
Monday, August 15
FAMELESS – New Episode – Monday, August 15 at 10:00pm
Raiders of the Lost Art: An aspiring TV host learns the real art of pranking when he gets cornered in a security trap. Then, a muscle-head discovers that the dream of becoming a fitness star comes with some crappy side effects, and a wild attempt to take the antiques game by storm comes to an electrifying halt.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 15 at 11:00pm
Solid Harry Potter Burn: Jessimae Peluso makes it rain for a clown, Tone Bell wants the whole world to smell his fingers, and Michelle Buteau poses as an emotionally dead stripper.
Wednesday, August 17
COMEDY KNOCKOUTNew Episode – Wednesday, August 17 at 11:00pm
Amish Starter Kit: Returning champs Jay Oakerson and Yamaneika Saunders fly out of the gate in this one. Jay reveals what Yam likes eating with a biscuit, Yamaneika gets super dark about Luis J. Gomez’s father, but Luis gives it back later!
Thursday, August 18
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, August 18 at 10:00pm
Hitting the Wrong Note: Joe, Sal, Q and Murr dress to the nines, but act like zeroes while trying to get sympathy for their problems. Then, a video game focus group goes off the rails, and tonight’s big loser faces the music in a tone-deaf punishment that gets lost in translation.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: INSIDE JOKES – New Episode – Thursday, August 18 at 10:30pm
The Big Uneasy: Go behind the scenes as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr take over New Orleans, stealing sips from strangers’ drinks at a famous bar, and spinning the Wheel of Voo-Doom on Bourbon Street. Then, tonight’s loser turns into a legendary swamp monster.
Monday, August 22
FAMELESS – New Episode – Monday, August 22 at 10:00pm
High Speed Chase: An aspiring cop’s chance to be a crime fighter crumbles because of his half-baked excuse for a partner, an MC’s hopes of surprising a famous pair of wrestling twins goes up in flames, and a would-be pranksters attempt at tricking a zookeeper turns grizzly.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 22 at 11:00pm
Hold Me Back: Dulce Sloan talks about sex with half a dude, Jessimae Peluso does a dubious Stephen Hawking impression, and Julian McCullough sets feminism back thirty years!
Tuesday, August 23
MID-SEASON PREMIERE – ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING – New Episode – Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00pm
Adam Ruins Hollywood: Straight from the red carpet, and with the help of celebrity guests Rachel Bloom and Ariana Madix, Adam exposes the hidden truths behind Hollywood’s glitz and glamour. He spills the dirt on who’s really behind stars’ red carpet fashion choices, the illogical and problematic process behind movie ratings and how reality shows are anything but real.
In Adam Ruins Everything, host and comedian Adam Conover embarks on a comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything you know and love. Tackling topics ranging from football and weddings to drugs and prison, he gives you not just fun facts to know and tell your friends, but information that will make you see the world in a whole new way. If knowledge is power, then Adam Conover will have you laughing all the way to the top. Adam Ruins Everything is produced by Big Breakfast.
SERIES PREMIERE YOU CAN DO BETTER – New Episode – Tuesday, August 23 at 10:30pm
You Suck at Drinking: In the premiere episode of You Can Do Better, hosts Matthew Latkiewicz and Abbi Crutchfield school us on Drinking. We learn about the different types of bars, when to cut yourself off at the Office Holiday Party, how to make cocktails on a plane and the rules of mixing booze and social media. Throughout the episode Matthew donates his body to science and tests out three hangover cures before he and Abbi visit a doctor to find out the actual best treatment after a long night of drinking.
You Can Do Better is a guide to all those real-life skills you’re expected to know but no one ever taught you – things like how to get a bartender’s attention, the best ways to go on a road trip and determining when lying is the right thing to do. Hosts Matthew Latkiewicz and Abbi Crutchfield mix sketches, expert advice and on-the-street interviews to help viewers get their life game on point.
Wednesday, August 24
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Wednesday, August 24 at 11:00pm
Lynne Koplitz reveals just how far she’ll go for mozzarella sticks; Tone Bell has sound advice for the bi-curious, while Matt Kirshen does some serious trash talking about Damien’s Day Off!
Thursday, August 25
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, August 25 at 10:00pm
Heckle and Hide: Q, Murr, Sal and Joe ask strangers for a little help with some big items at the grocery store, and share their hot entrepreneurial tips with a group of poor unfortunate souls.  Finally, tonight’s big loser strikes out while posing as “that dad” at a little league softball game.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: INSIDE JOKES – New Episode – Thursday, August 25 at 10:30pm
Jokers Playhouse: Go behind the scenes to discover how hard it is to keep a straight face as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr act out bizarre scenes to throw each other off their game.  Plus, did Murr’s apartment really get trashed by his buds in tonight’s punishment?  Watch and learn!
Monday, August 29
FAMELESS – New Episode – Monday, August 29 at 10:00pm
From the mischievous mind of comedian and actor David Spade comes Fameless, a genre-busting prank show about how far real people will go for a moment in the spotlight. Each week, the series features a group of unsuspecting desperate-to-be-famous individuals who believe they’ve been cast on a reality show. However, unbeknownst to them, they are really filming a parody with improv actors creating over-the-top scenarios that steadily increase the absurdity and ridiculousness of each situation – testing the patience of everyone NOT in on the joke.
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Monday, August 29 at 11:00pm
Kurt Metzger reveals how Leah Bonnema gets paid at strip clubs, Matt Kirshen’s mum’s mouth takes a licking again, and Leah goes all “Lord of the Rings,” stuck between a Hobbit and an Orc.
Tuesday, August 30
ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING – New Episode – Tuesday, August 30 at 10:00pm
Adam Ruins Football: Adam hits the gridiron to show why the playoffs almost never determine which team is best, and explores how hydration myths that have been spread by sports drink companies are putting kids at risk. Adam also tackles the topic of football-related brain injuries, illuminating how much the game must change if it is to remain part of our culture.
YOU CAN DO BETTER – New Episode – Tuesday, August 30 at 10:30pm
You Can Do Better is a guide to all those real-life skills you’re expected to know but no one ever taught you – things like how to get a bartender’s attention, the best ways to go on a road trip and determining when lying is the right thing to do. Hosts Matthew Latkiewicz and Abbi Crutchfield mix sketches, expert advice and on-the-street interviews to help viewers get their life game on point.
Wednesday, August 31
COMEDY KNOCKOUT – New Episode – Wednesday, August 31 at 11:00pm
Noah Gardenswartz tells us What Not To Say at a Klan rally; Amanda Seales roasts Noah hard on cultural appropriation, while Mike Vecchione knows exactly what percentage of Americans pee in two directions.
Thursday, September 1
SPECIAL: IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: ONE NIGHT AT THE GRAND – New Episode – Thursday, September 1 at 9:00pm
In this 90-minute special, viewers experience the Jokers’ riotous live performance as the guys tear up the stage on their sold-out show at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. The performance is a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen clips and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage that gives viewers front row seats to one of the hottest tickets around. Get ready for some side-splitting and unpredictable comedy!
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: INSIDE JOKES – New Episode – Thursday, September 1 at 10:30pm
Elevating The Game: Go behind the scenes as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr take over the register at a burger joint. And find out how they pulled off Sal’s secret elevator punishment – and if he ever forgave them for making his worst nightmare come to life.
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