7:59am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Billy on the Street' Leaving truTV After 2 Years
Billy on the Street is on the move.
Billy Eichner's fast-paced game show is leaving truTV after two years at the Turner-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
"We can confirm that new episodes of Billy on the Street will not be returning to truTV," a network spokesperson said in a statement. "The show is deceptively time-consuming to make, and scheduling was increasingly difficult. We had a great run together capped off by the show's Emmy nomination, and we wish Billy nothing but the best."
Funny or Die, which produces the series, also issued a statement thanking the network: "We loved working with truTV on Billy on the Street for these last two years. We are sincerely grateful for all their support and confident this partnership contributed greatly to the show's success and recent Emmy nomination. As Billy said 'we are shifting gears' and will let everyone know when we have news to share."
The truTV exit comes days after the Emmys, for which the network earned its first-ever nomination for Eichner's show. Billy on the Street lost to Saturday Night Live for best variety sketch series.
Eichner hinted at his departure from truTV in a tweet posted on Tuesday.
We have had a fantastic, life changing, Emmy nominated time working with my friends @truTV & I can't thank them enough. They're the best.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 19, 2017
It remains unclear about where the series is moving to and how it will be distributed moving forward.
Billy on the Street, in which Eichner runs around the streets of New York City quizzing everyday citizens on pop culture, first began airing on Fuse in 2011. The Funny or Die-produced series then moved to truTV in 2015 amidst changes at his now-former network.
In addition to Billy on the Street, Eichner also stars in Hulu's Difficult People, now in its third season, and is starring on FX's American Horror Story: Cult.
The loss of Billy on the Street comes as truTV continues to bolster its slate of scripted and unscripted originals. On the scripted side, the cabler has Andrea Savage's recently renewed I'm Sorry and Those Who Can't, as well as the upcoming Amy Sedaris series, At Home With Amy Sedaris.
Like Billy on the Street, truTV also recently became the new home of The Chris Gethard Show, which first started on public access TV in New York before airing on Fusion for the last two seasons.
Sept. 21, 10:25 a.m.: Updated with Funny or Die statement.