Week of August 10
Wednesday, August 12
The Carbonaro Effect – Wednesday, August 12, 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, working as a tech geek, Michael stretches headphone cords and reality with a mystical putty and “sticks it to the man” with shockingly loud speakers. Later, a mover working with Michael is shocked by the next wave of bathroom technology, and in the big finale, a Porta Potty becomes a Portal Potty, stunning a confused construction worker.
CLIPS: My Mind is So Confused
The Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary
Fameless – Wednesday, August 12, 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 self-proclaimed playboy panics after a kiss goes viral, a cocky food buff can’t stomach the main course, and when a wannabe reality star tries to expose a catfish, he’s the one caught on the hook. Guest stars include Chris Hansen and Brian Malarkey.
CLIPS: How Far Will They Go For Fame?
Thursday, August 13
Impractical Jokers —Thursday, August 13, at 10:00p.m. (ET/PT)
Tonight, Joe, Q, Sal and Murr get a little punchy in the ring while giving boxing lessons, then head to the mall where they share the gift of music with complete strangers. And when tonight’s big loser delivers the right speech to the wrong audience, he’s the one who gets scared straight.
CLIPS: The Impractical Jokers Seek Help
Friends of the People – Thursday, August 13, 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 Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, The 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, the Friends of the People bring the funny with sketches that include an animators struggle to conceal his x-rated art, a high school basketball player literally dying for super powers, and a pre-historic narcotics officer. Plus, things get awkward with David Alan Grier.
COMING IN AUGUST
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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