truTV announced today that hot on the heels of the release of Super Troopers 2, the network is greenlighting a series set in a firehouse from Broken Lizard members Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. “Tacoma FD” will star Heffernan and Lemme as firefighters tackling the less glamourous side of being firemen. The series will debut in 2019, with an order for 10 episodes.
Jo Koy’s family, who you know and love from his stand up, will finally make it to the small screen. Koy is getting the greenlight for an animated series about a fractured, multi-racial dysfunctional family. Koy plays a dude trying to be a good son, dad, brother and ex husband in “This Functional Family”, a half hour animated scripted series that asks, “what if the most real family on television was also a pretty weird cartoon?” The series will draw up on Koy’s family.
Ken Jeong has an untitled project in development for truTV with a show that fits perfectly with truTV’s aesthetic. It’s a comedic medical advice show, that centers on Jeong performing for a studio audience while also giving medical advice. Jeong has a team of correspondents on board to tackle all aspects of medicine. Think Loveline.
truTV also released some start up and returning dates for shows that we already knew were coming back. “The Carbonaro Effect” returns next week with Michael illusionist and prankster Michael Carbonaro, “Paid Off with Michael Torpy” gets its season premiere paying off student loans on July 10th, “Impractical Jokers” are back this summer, and “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks”, “Jon Glaser Loves Gear”, “I’m Sorry”, “Those Who Can’t” and “Adam Ruins Everything” will all be back in the second half of 2018. “At Home with Amy Sedaris” will return for a second season in 2019.
We’re very excited to learn that Bobcat Goldthwait’s short film series, “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters” will start up on July 11th with guest stars Michael Ian Black, Bridget Everett, Dave Foley, Seth Green, Melissa Joan Hart, David Koechner, and Danny Pudi.