truTV Programming Alert: April Highlights

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Upcoming April Highlights
Tuesday, April 5
HACK MY LIFE – New Episode – Tuesday, April 5, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Hacks for Work and Play: Brooke and Kevin discover the best – and most unconventional – ways to inflate a basketball with the help of some professional players, explore the birth of the fanny pack in Hacks from History, and end up with an explosion on their hands from just a piece of fruit. Plus, Pitchman uncovers the best ways to unclog drains, pit cherries, and grate cheese, all with items you already own.
Wednesday, April 6
THE CARBONARO EFFECT– New Episode – Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00pm ET/PT
I Am Ogle Thorpe: When Michael opens a shocking package at a shipment warehouse, a man goes hog wild. And while pigs may not fly, Michael proves that kittens can. Later, Michael poses as a shoe salesman to take the pressure off a stunned athlete and to help a shopper feel the sand between his toes. Plus, a two-faced trick unmasks a chink in a woman’s armor when she believes a curse transforms a man right before her eyes.
Thursday, April 7
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, April 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Statue of Limitations: Joe, Sal, Murr and Q greet customers at a restaurant while posing as inhospitable hosts, then beg strangers to babysit their grandfathers at the mall. And later, it’s a top secret mission as tonight’s big loser unknowingly endures the longest punishment in the history of Impractical Jokers.
THOSE WHO CAN’T – New Episode – Thursday, April 7 at 10:30pm ET/PT
EPISODE NINE – “K-Pop Goes the Weasel”: A former student leaves a threatening letter for Principal Quinn (Rory Scovel), Loren, Shoemaker and Fairbell and they quickly realize they’re stuck in the middle of his sick, murderous game. Trapped in the school at night, with corpses piling up, the teachers must fight for survival. Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait with guest appearances by Susie Essman and Rich Fulcher.
RACHEL DRATCH’S LATE NIGHT SNACK – New Episode – Thursday, April 7 at 11:00pm ET/PT
Sex, Edibles, and Social Media Fails: Get ready to snack on a variety of music videos, interviews, animation, and more! Alec Baldwin join forces to give advice on love and marriage, Esther Povitsky interviews comedian Eliza Skinner about sex and dating, and actress Retta reimagines Snow White in an animated retelling. Plus, Austin Martinez Comedy explores the world of edibles through music, and Tripp and Tyler find out what happens when posting on Instagram goes too far.
Sunday, April 10
THOSE WHO CAN’TCram-Sesh Marathon – Sunday, April 10 – 4:30-9:00pm ET/PT
Binge on the first nine episodes of Those Who Can’t and catch up on all the antics that happened at Smoot High in advance of the season one finale airing Thursday, April 14.
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 included 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). Dean Lorey (Arrested Development) is the show runner and an executive producer.
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Monday, April 11
TRUINSIDE – New Episode – Monday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Heathers: “What’s your damage, Heather?”  Before Mean Girls and Cruel Intentions, there was Heathers, the original teen satire movie, which skewered high school cliques with biting dialogue and diabolical plot twists. This cult classic broke open the careers of its charismatic teenage stars, including Winona Ryder. Cast, crew, and critics dig into the darkly comic world of the movie that changed high school comedies forever.
Tuesday, April 12
HACK MY LIFE – New Episode – Tuesday, April 12 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Hack the Home and Beyond: Brooke and Kevin take mowing the lawn to the next level with the ultimate hands-free mower! Later, they find the best hacks for removing carpet stains, and it’s a race to the finish in a wild competition to see which hack works best for fixing a broken heel. Plus, they’ll hack a chandelier out of wine bottles and learn from pros with Becky’s Beauty Hacks and Broke Ass Bob’s guide to owning a dog.
Wednesday, April 13
THE CARBONARO EFFECT – New Episode – Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT
The Framing Canon: While working in an art supply store, Michael astounds a customer with a forceful framing device, shocks a patron who can’t see the whole picture, and becomes a piece of art. Then, as a bank teller, Michael brings new meaning to instant cash, and horses around when a guard is stunned by an unexpected deposit. And later, a woman goes haywire when Michael literally loses his head.
Thursday, April 14
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, April 14 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Brother of the Sisterhood: Joe, Sal, Murr and Q cast each other as helpless oddballs in a waiting room, then head to the grocery store to convince shoppers to give them cash they clearly don’t deserve. And later, the feminist movement is set back decades when tonight’s big loser poses as an expert on women’s issues.
SEASON 1 FINALE – THOSE WHO CAN’T – New Episode – Thursday, April 14 at 10:30pm ET/PT
EPISODE TEN – “Take a Wonka on the Wild Side”: As Senior Prom approaches, the teachers use the dance to relive their glory days. Fairbell and Abbey’s “friend date” is a disaster, Principal Quinn (Rory Scovel) has the worst night of his life, and Shoemaker’s looming divorce leads him to get his angry band back together.  Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait with guest appearances by Jonah Ray, Mark Hoppus, Peter Sto rmare, Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar and Brooks Wheelan.
RACHEL DRATCH’S LATE NIGHT SNACK – New Episode – Thursday, April 14 at 11:00pm ET/PT
Getting Lucky and Singing Along: Prepare to feast on a variety of sketch comedy, music video, and animation, as Hope and Randy find out what it really means to “get lucky,” Austin Martinez Comedy explores manhood in their latest music video, and Neil and John from D-Sides discover the latest rare album in their vinyl collection. Plus, Jack McBrayer reimagines Lord of the Flies through animation, and the Screen Test instills fear with auditions for a horror flick.
Monday, April 18
TRUINSIDE – New Episode – Monday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Comedy Cellar: What do Colin Quinn, Ray Romano, Louis CK, and Amy Schumer have in common? They all call a cramped, dank basement in NYC’s Greenwich Village home.
The Comedy Cellar has helped launch the careers of some of the funniest people on the planet. Celebrity “pop-ins” are typical and the infamous comedians’ table is real. truInside: The Comedy Cellar follows a week in the life of the iconic club, seen through the eyes of those who hold it dearest.
Tuesday, April 19
HACK MY LIFE – New Episode – Tuesday, April 19, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Game the System: Brooke and Kevin game the system by testing the most effective hacks for buying a used car—and knocking hundreds of dollars off the price in the process! Plus, the latest Hack Hero uncovers the best hacks for sneaking food and drinks into a movie theater, Hack Nanny swoops in to save the day with hacks for parenting, and the newest Hack Master ups the ante with a mind-blowing technique for taking out the trash.
Wednesday, April 20
THE CARBONARO EFFECT– New Episode – Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Skull with a Flower Hat: While posing as a security guard, Michael turns a metal detector into a microwave, exposes a surveillance operation that leaves one woman speechless, and finds himself in the line of fire. Then Michael’s head spins out of control while working as a chiropractor, and a patient is stretched beyond his limits. And later, a mover is dumbfounded when a woman rises from the ashes.
Thursday, April 21
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, April 21 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Dark Side of the Moon: Joe, Sal, Murr and Q make bizarre passes at supermarket shoppers, then pose as roving reporters asking insane questions written by the other guys. And tonight’s big loser is the butt of the joke after being prescribed a painfully invasive punishment.
SERIES PREMIERE – COMEDY KNOCKOUT – Thursday, April 21 at 10:30pm ET/PT
Three Inches of Twisted Fury: The panelists try to stay abreast of bizarre products of the internet in “Letsy Who Bought It,” Chris Distefano is forced to give some all too real relationship advice in “JV Life Coach” and Arden Myrin has a whale of a time harpooning jokes at Sean Patton’s expense.
In each episode, host Damien Lemon (Not Exactly News) 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. Through it all, the comedians throw roast-like, rapid-fire jabs at each other to knock their opponents off balance. Each show ends with one comedian crowned champion, one eliminated, and one forced to face the crowd and apologize for going down in shameful defeat.
RACHEL DRATCH’S LATE NIGHT SNACK – New Episode – Thursday, April 21 at 11:00pm ET/PT
First Comes Roommates, Then Comes Marriage: Tonight’s menu features a variety of music video, advice, sketch comedy and more, as Alec Baldwin gives advice on love and marriage, Hope and Randy deal with roommates; and Passive Aggressive History reimagines FDR’s legacy. Plus, John Waters gives an animated retelling of Animal Farm, and Benjamin the Cat discovers that working in an office is harder than it seems.
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