truTV Programming Alert: Weeks of February 8 & 15

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Programming Alert
Weeks of February 8 & 15

 

Thursday, February 11
SEASON FIVE PREMIERE: IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – Thursday, February 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT
HellCopter: Joe, Sal, Murr and Q pose as unreceptive receptionists in an office waiting room, then head to a world famous wax museum where they mingle with the stiff crowd. And in tonight’s scream-worthy double punishment, the two losers are taken on a chopper ride from hell.
SERIES PREMIERE: THOSE WHO CAN’T – Thursday, February 11 – BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES
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 include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs).
Dean Lorey (Arrested Development) is the show runner and an executive producer. Also serving as executive producers on Those Who Can’t are Tracey Baird (Flight of the Conchords) and Krysia Plonka (Billy On The Street) of Thank You, Brain! Productions; Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment; and Richard Korson.

Episode 1 – Pilot at 10:30pm ET/PT: In tonight’s series premiere episode, when the school bully begins picking on some of the teachers at Smoot High, the teachers exact a terrible (and stupid… and illegal) revenge. Even the librarian gets in on the action… when she’s not de-penising library books.

Episode 2 – Oof Nut City at 11:00pm ET/PT: Principal Quinn tasks the guys with helping a shy kid win the student election, but they do their jobs a little too well and unwittingly create a monster. And Abbey and Quinn have a fight over Smoot High’s debate practices.

Password: ThoseWhoCant

*Series premiere now available on iTunes, TV Everywhere, and VOD

Monday, February 15
FAMELESS – New EpisodeMonday, February 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
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.
Tuesday, February 16
ALMOST GENIUS – New Episode – Tuesday, February 16, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Almost Genius is a self-contained, half-hour comedy series that celebrates the people, places and things that try so hard to succeed but come up just a bit short. Hosted by April Richardson and Chris Fairbanks, this next-generation clip show features comedians and performers digitally inserted into viral videos to comment on and congratulate people for their bravery and ingenuity in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. But Almost Genius doesn’t mock, because as everyone knows, “almost” is awesome and genius.
10 THINGS New Episode Tuesday, February 16, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Food: In truTV’s new series 10 Things, comedian Jamie Lee (Girl Code, Ridiculousness, Last Comic Standing) takes the listicle to a new level with a combination of irreverent commentary and cutting-edge visuals. The result is a comedic countdown packed with surprising and buzz-worthy facts presented with a unique point of view
Thursday, February 18
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS New Episode Thursday, February 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT
You’re Cut Off: Joe, Sal, Murr and Q earn stamps of disapproval while posing as employees at a copy center, then conduct bizarre exit interviews for moviegoers before hitting the streets with some peculiar protests. Later, it’s Unhappy Hour for tonight’s big loser, as he cuts off paying customers and quickly becomes the least popular guy at the party.
THOSE WHO CAN’TNew EpisodeThursday, February 18 at 10:30pm ET/PT
Episode 3 – Lady and the Skamp: In tonight’s episode, the teachers protest the poor working conditions at Smoot by going on strike, but Fairbell refuses to join them. Shoemaker and Abbey butt heads over who’s the real strike leader, while Loren and Rod tailgate the event leaving Quinn and Tammy to man the understaffed school. Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) guest stars as the home-ec teacher who uses her students as sweatshop workers to make the crappy products she hawks for a quick buck.
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