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truTV orders Talk Show The Game Show with Guy Branum, renews other series

Congrats to Guy Branum, whose live comedy showcase, Talk Show The Game Show, has been picked up as a TV series for truTV!

You might have guessed good things were in the offing for Branum, since he appears already in the new truTV ad campaigns. At any rate, here’s the official description for his show from the network:

Talk Show the Game Show: Comedian Guy Branum (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) brings his distinct point of view to truTV with the new series greenlight of Talk Show the Game Show, a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” Based off of Branum’s popular live comedy show, in each episode, celebrity guests become contestants as they compete in various talk show-inspired challenges and are judged by a comedic panel who awards points and roasts their performances. truTV has ordered 16 half-hour episodes of the series, which is produced by Push It Productions with Wanda Sykes, Page Hurwitz and Branum serving as executive producers. It will be filmed in Los Angeles and premiere on the network in spring 2017.

You can hear all about Guy Branum’s life and career thus far in Episode #66 of my podcast, Last Things First!

truTV also announced renewals and extensions for Adam Ruins Everything, The Carbonaro Effect, Greatest Ever, and You Can Do Better, plus a series order for Chris Webber’s Full Court Pranks starring the former NBA star, and development deals for an untitled scripted project from Austin Martinez Comedy, the New York-based duo of Molly Austin and Shamikah Martinez, whose popular music videos are regularly featured in the network’s original series, Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack, and an animated project called Greenhouse from Martin Starr and Matt Bush. that explores the complicated relationships that exist within one family-owned marijuana shop in Seattle, Wash.

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