truTV Programming Alert: Week of August 3

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Programming Alert

Week of August 3


Wednesday, August 5

The Carbonaro Effect – Wednesday, August 5, at 10pm ET/PT

After successfully convincing the public to believe the unbelievable, magician Michael Carbonaro is back with unexpected tricks that will astound and amuse audiences in a second season of truTV’s breakout hit series The Carbonaro Effect. The hidden camera series will premiere on Wednesday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET.

Tonight, while playing a dentist, Michael astounds patients with molar radio transmissions and floss-able government trackers. Then while appraising art, a once extinct species is sprung to life and Michael’s style becomes instantly abstract. Finally, an unusual brew stirs a ghostly hallucination that will make your jaw drop.

CLIPS: My Mind is So Confused

The Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary



Fameless – “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” – Wednesday, August 5, at 10:30 pm ET/PT

From the mischievous mind of David Spade comes Fameless – a genre-busting prank show that features an unsuspecting group of wannabe stars who think they have been cast on an actual reality show – and they have. Each week, our hilarious team of improv actors takes on a new challenge – from game show host to survival show contender to a home makeover expert – and creates sketches that parody the genre.  But there’s a twist…one of the contestants is real.  Half sketch show/half prank show this new comedy will take a light-hearted look at how far people will go to be famous. Guest stars this season include Michael Bolton, Gina Gershon, Ben Silverman, Brian Malarkey, Chris Hansen and Kat Von D.

In tonight’s episode, a wannabe producer’s pitch gets slammed by a star-studded Hollywood panel, a rookie host brings life-changing news to the wrong family and the tables are turned on a prankster when he realizes that he’s the one being played.

CLIPS: How Far Will They Go For Fame?

Thursday, August 6

Impractical Jokers —Thursday, August 6, at 10:00p.m. (ET/PT)

Tonight, Joe, Q, Sal and Murr play a game of “Put-Pocket” while poking around a grocery store, then get jumpy at the park after taking over each other’s cell phones. And once he’s trapped with a bunch of unsuspecting strangers, tonight’s big loser learns that when you gotta go…you gotta go.

CLIPS: The Impractical Jokers Seek Help


Friends of the People – Thursday, August 6, at 10:30p.m. (ET/PT)

truTV’s first ever sketch comedy series Friends of the People returns  for another round of rapid-fire riffs, spot-on parody, and over-the-top characters. The often edgy and irreverent series returns with a whole new collection of topical, political and pop culture-flavored sketches, including “The Dark McKnight” featuring R&B star Brian McKnight, “Game Show Heist” with former Cash Cab host Ben Bailey, and more nostalgic ’90s send-ups, including an appearance by former Double Dare host Marc Summers as well as new iterations of last season’s favorite sketches including “Lucas Brothering the Movies.”

Conceived by the comic minds of Kevin BarnettJennifer BartelsJermaine FowlerLil Rel HoweryThe Lucas Bros., and Josh Rabinowitz this season will also feature guest appearances from David Alan Grier, Jim Norton, Rachel Dratch, Ellen Cleghorne, Ed Lover, Doug E. Doug, Jay Bromley, Mick Foley, and many more, along with man-on-the-street segments taped in NYC.

On tonight’s episode, FOTP keeps the laughs coming with sketches that include a product pitchman with poor pronunciation, a crime scene cover-up that gets squirrely, and the return of Mr. Huffton, who brings his unique teachings to water safety. Plus, the cast tags in professional wrestlers Jake the Snake, Mick Foley, and X-Pac for some high impact back-up.


The Dark McKnight: After the death of Gotham City’s favorite superhero, R&B sensation Brian McKnight suits up.

Jurassic Narc: Drug cartels are no match for the undercover Jurassic Narc.



Six Degrees of Everything – Tuesday, August 18, at 9:30p.m. (ET/PT)

truTV’s brand new series Six Degrees of Everything is a fast-paced, comedic show hosted by Benny and Rafi Fine (Kids React), who spend each week proving that anything in the world – and we mean anything – can be connected in six degrees. Using every tool in their belt, from sketch comedy to original songs and reality segments, the guys take viewers down the comedic rabbit hole, uncovering fascinating facts and connecting our world in hilarious, inventive ways.

Six Degrees of Everything is set to launch Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on truTV, with episodes available across truTV’s on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the day after they premiere on the network. In the series’ outrageous premiere, the Fine brothers are going to take viewers on a wild journey as they connect Albert Einstein to breast implants in just six short degrees. Along the way, they discover that Einstein’s brain was actually stolen, Elvis was known to eat an 8,000-calorie sandwich, the Incredible Hulk was originally a different color, and car tires were once used for breast implants. Who knew exploring the universe of knowledge could be so entertaining?


Hack My Life – Tuesday, August 18, at 9:00p.m. (ET/PT)

Brooke and Kevin are back in action for season 2 of Hack My Life with an explosion of brand new hacks! This season they’ll explore hacking in unique ways, like cooking a lasagna in a dishwasher and going back in time to get discover some of the original hacks from history. Plus, they’ll take hacking to new heights with a real-life Hack Master who teaches them how to hack breakfast using power tools. Season 2 of Hack My Life will premiere on Tuesday, Aug.18, at 9:00p.m. on truTV.



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