Day: May 24, 2017

Impractical Jokers reruns going into syndication for Fall 2017

Joe, Murr, Q and Sal already have five-and-a-half seasons of embarrassing each other for fun and profit on truTV’s Impractical Jokers, with the sixth-season midseason premiere finding them in Hawaii this July. And a seventh season of 26 episodes coming in 2018. But this fall, you’ll also be able to see the fellas flail away five nights a week in syndication. Reruns will begin airing Monday-Friday in about 85 percent of America’s TV markets, featuring episodes from the first five seasons. Here you can see them on the red carpet this month at Turner’s Upfronts:   Impractical Jokers is...

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Ellen DeGeneres will film a stand-up special for Netflix, her first in 14 years

Ellen DeGeneres has received a Presidential Medal of Freedom and hosted the Oscars, all while reigning over daytime TV as host of Ellen, but the one thing she hasn’t done since launching Ellen in 2003 was record and release a new stand-up special. That’s changing now. Netflix announced they’d lured DeGeneres into joining every other A-list stand-up and produce a Netflix comedy special in 2017. Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix? — Netflix US (@netflix) May 24, 2017 Let me think about it. Ok I'm in.

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Jon Stewart and HBO scuttle animated satire project

After Jon Stewart left The Daily Show in the summer of 2015, much was made of his four-year contract with HBO he signed a few months later. Stewart would produce daily animated comedy clips, still commenting on the headlines and the news, only now in cartoons, for HBO’s digital HBO Go and HBO NOW apps, with perhaps clip packages airing on the pay-TV channel proper, in time for the 2016 presidential election. But that was back in the days when Stewart thought he’d be living in a world run by President Hillary Clinton or President Jeb Bush. Oh, those...

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