truTV Programming Alert: Upcoming March Highlights

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Upcoming March Highlights

 

Tuesday, March 1
ALMOST GENIUS – New Episode – Tuesday, March 1, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
We’re #2: Hosts Chris Fairbanks and April Richardson turn lemons into hilarious lemonade, making the most of people who’ve soured on success. From a baby who laughs like a troll, to a pooch getting his snout massaged, to a cake that screams for mercy, we’re celebrating the ones who’ve peaked at number two.
10 THINGS New Episode Tuesday, March 1, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
10 Things You Never Knew About Animals: What do panda porn, robots racing camels, and millionaire dogs have in common? They all made the list of 10 Things You Never Knew About Animals! Join host Jamie Lee as she counts down to #1.
Wednesday, March 2
SPECIAL ­– THE CARBONARO EFFECT– Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Critter Countdown: Super rodents, space crabs, play puppies and more! In this special episode, Michael ranks the series’ most jaw-dropping and hilarious moments involving animals, counting down to the very best in zoological trickery. From the lovably cute to the eek-inducing grotesque, they all make for some marvelous magic! And lucky you – there’s a bonus sneak peek of an especially fishy trick from the upcoming season!
Thursday, March 3
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, March 3 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Stare Master: Joe, Sal, Murr and Q play a game of copycat at the park while babysitting kids who are being told what to do and say by the other guys. Then, they hit the supermarket for an epic battle of catch and release, and tonight’s big loser discovers that creeping around the gym is more uncomfortable than actually working out.
THOSE WHO CAN’TNew Episode – Thursday, March 3 at 10:30pm ET/PT
Episode 5 – Of Lice and Men: After a lice outbreak at Smoot, Loren takes matters into his own hands and commands the “hot zone”. Shoemaker and Tammy square off in a haircutting contest, while Abbey revisits some not-so-fond high school memories. Guest star appearances by Randy Sklar, Sonya Eddy, and Rory Scovel.
Those Who Can’t is truTV’s first foray into full-length scripted comedy. The half-hour comedy follows three trouble-making teachers, played by show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. More inept than the kids they teach, they’re out to beat the system as they struggle to survive each day on their own terms. Joining them is Maria Thayer (Eagleheart) the school librarian with an insuppressible passion for life.
Guest stars this season include Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs).

SERIES PREMIERE – RACHEL DRATCH’S LATE NIGHT SNACK – Thursday, March 3 at 11:00pm ET/PT

Welcome to Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack: Tonight’s menu features a smorgasbord of original short-form comedy delicacies: New couple Hope & Randy go condom shopping, Jayma Mays re-imagines Little Red Riding Hood through animation, and find out what really happened inside Apollo 11 with a passive aggressive historical account. This is one snack you don’t want to miss.

Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack is a showcase of never-before-seen short form comedy content that lets the audience do their channel-surfing without ever leaving truTV. This block of bite size programming is presented by Rachel Dratch, and will feature original offerings from some of the biggest and best comedic creators. Connected through stylized interstitials, the 30 minute weekly block features a carousel of premium comedy segments in a variety of styles including documentary, animation, music videos and scripted shorts.

Monday, March 7

truInside – New Episode – Monday, March 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

truTV’s documentary anthology series dives into the untold tales behind iconic comedy – the films, clubs, and performers that have kept audiences laughing for decades. These rarely heard stories are told directly by the people who were on the inside, sharing the truth about how it all got so damn funny.

Election: An adult comedy set in high school halls, Election puts a hilarious spin on political satire. With a goody-two-shoes, a dumb jock, and a third-party outsider looking for votes, everyone’s got someone to stump for. Then a scandal breaks and things get really weird. The cast and crew recount their favorite moments from this comedic campaign.

Tuesday, March 8
ALMOST GENIUS – New Episode – Tuesday, March 8, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Close But No Cigar: Hosts Chris Fairbanks and April Richardson aim the spotlight at the understudies in life. From an unbalanced pageant girl, to a banana-wielding Italian, to a literal pop-eye…we give those who continually fall short their moment to shine!
SEASON FINALE  10 THINGS New Episode – Tuesday, March 8, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
10 Things About Sports That Will Blow Your Mind: What do vasectomies, monkeys, and players swapping wives have in common? They all made the list of 10 Things About Sports That Will Blow Your Mind! Join host Jamie Lee as she counts down to #1 with special guest Metta World Peace.
Wednesday, March 9

SPECIAL ­– THE CARBONARO EFFECT– Wednesday, March 9 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Top 5 Freakouts:  In this special episode, Michael selects from the hilariously mystified to the downright horrified and presents the show’s top five funniest reactions. Witness the most amusing “wows” “no ways” and “you couldn’t haves” of all time. And as a special bonus, there’s a sneak peek of yet another mind blown from the upcoming season!
Thursday, March 10
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, March 10 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Bidder Loser: Joe, Sal, Murr and Q try to dig themselves out of a jam by asking strangers to help them bury bizarre items, then go head-to-head to see who can cling the longest to a stranger’s car. And tonight’s punished Joker makes a room full of enemies at an auction house, thanks to an ill-timed attack of seller’s remorse.
THOSE WHO CAN’T – New Episode – Thursday, March 10 at 10:30pm ET/PT
EPISODE SIX – What’s Eating Uncle Jake?: After leading the JV Girls Volleyball team to the State Championship on the back of star Little Debbie, Fairbell must watch from the sidelines when the PTA appoints a new coach. Shoemaker takes assistant coaching a little too far, while Loren schemes for a shady game sponsor (played by guest star T.J. Miller). Abbey seeks to improve Smoot’s literacy with unusual tactics.
Those Who Can’t is truTV’s first foray into full-length scripted comedy. The half-hour comedy follows three trouble-making teachers, played by show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. More inept than the kids they teach, they’re out to beat the system as they struggle to survive each day on their own terms. Joining them is Maria Thayer (Eagleheart) the school librarian with an insuppressible passion for life.
Guest stars this season include Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones), Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs).
RACHEL DRATCH’S LATE NIGHT SNACKNew Episode – Thursday, March 10 at 11:00pm ET/PT
The Second Course: Tonight’s menu is a sampler of interview, sketch comedy, animation and more. Esther Povitsky interviews comedian Tiffany Haddish about sex and dating, a record store stocks obscure vinyls in D-Sides, and Kate Walsh reimagines Frankenstein through animation. Plus, find out what happens to Tripp and Tyler in Don’t Be That Guy, join the “Pity Party” in a comedic music video, and get a blast from the past with rediscovered VHS tapes in Found Footage Files. Grab a spoon and dig in!
Sunday, March 13
SPECIAL – IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – NCAA March Madness Showdown – Sunday, March 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Joe, Sal, Q and Murr suit up for a championship-sized special to compete bracket style, where they go head-to-head, pitting their favorite moments against each others’ in hopes of winning it all. The competition heats up as 16 classic clips from the show get narrowed down to two in the final round. When the laughs settle and the buzzer sounds, one Joker and his clip will rise above the rest to bring home the championship title… back to their beloved Staten Island.
Monday, March 14

truInside – New Episode – Monday, March 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

Fast Times at Ridgemont High: The malls, the fast food, the awkward sex … Fast Times at Ridgemont High is the film that got being a teenager right. Based on the Cameron Crowe novel, this is the movie that introduced us to Jeff Spicoli, stoner lingo, and Phoebe Cates in a red bikini.  The cast, crew, and celebrity fans share the stories behind what made Fast Times the ultimate teen comedy. Totally awesome!

Coming Up 
MID-SEASON PREMIERE – THE CARBONARO EFFECT – Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Magician by trade but a trickster at heart, Michael Carbonaro is back with 13 brand new episodes of his unique hidden-camera comedy series. This season, the unsuspecting public is amazed by his increasingly inventive surprises. Jaws will drop when Michael convinces people that cyborgs walk among us, that a man morphs into a pig, or that humans are delivered by drones. In the first half of season 2, the series averaged more than 1.1 million viewers and ranked as a top ten show in its time period among cable entertainment networks among men 18-34 and adults 18-34.
MID-SEASON PREMIERE – HACK MY LIFE – Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Hack My Life returns with 10 additional half hour episodes that will provide a comedic spin on the never-ending supply of everyday life hacks. Hosted by Kevin Pereira and Brooke Van Poppelen, the series demonstrates step-by-step how to incorporate eye-popping shortcuts and cheats guaranteed to save today’s busy adults a lot of time, effort and money. From parenting and getting through the workday, to vacations and parties, viewers’ lives will never be the same again. In the upcoming episodes, Kevin and Brooke will explore a whole new world of hacks for the first time when they “game the system”, giving viewers hacks to get the most out of their everyday interactions, including perks at restaurants, bonuses at the car dealership, and safe passage past bouncers at nightclubs. In its first season, Hack My Life ranked among the Top 10 cable entertainment progra ms in its timeslot with men 18-34 and is produced by True Entertainment.
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