7:00am PT by Michael O'Connell
TruTV Orders Jon Glaser Project to Series, Developing With The Lonely Island
Ahead of next week's Turner Networks upfront presentation in New York, TruTV announced three new series Tuesday morning — as well as a lengthy development slate.
The comedy-centric network, which has been upping its commitment to original programming since its 2014 rebrand, most notably gives the green light to a new series from comedian (and frequent Amy Schumer collaborator) Jon Glaser. His new vehicle, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, gets a 10-episode commitment set to debut in the fall. Also getting series orders are Greatest Ever and Lifescaping (working title).
“Having successfully re-launched truTV in 2014, we have now turned a corner when it comes to premium content,” said network president Chris Linn. “The new truTV is built around compelling, creator-driven shows featuring clear points of view and unique takes on different topics and formats, all told through a strong comedic lens. Armed with this momentum and a fresh slate of programming from a diverse group of talent, we are building on a solid foundation and brand promise that is breaking through and clearly resonating with a growing audience of highly-coveted fans.”
As for the hearty slate of potential series, the network has ordered six new pilots — two of them scripted. The latter are Small Victories (working title), a comedy about Melissa Hunter confronting everyday injustices, and the Lonely Island-produced I'm Sorry. Starring Andrea Savage, it's about confronting immaturity and neuroses.
There are also several renewals, including originals Fameless and Hack My Life. Additionally, Comedy Knockout and Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack have both gotten more episodes.