Political satire. Sketch comedy. Hidden camera stunts. This week, truTV announced their new pilots and development projects for the 2016-2017 season.
Pilots include I’m Sorry (working title), a scripted comedy series produced by The Lonely Island that stars Andrea Savage as an immature comedy writer.
TruTV’s pilot slate also includes Small Victories, a scripted comedy about a young lawyer who finds herself moving back in with her parents and slumming it as a barista.
Development projects include an untitled, weekly satire series featuring comedian Hari Kondabolu, a game and gadget series starring Kevin Pereira, and a hidden camera stunt series with UK comedian Olivia Lee.
Read more details below:
I’m Sorry (wt) – Produced by The Lonely Island through their production company Kablamo! and Gloria Sanchez Productions
I’m Sorry is a scripted comedy written by and starring actor and comedian Andrea Savage about a seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom, who is forced to expose her inner immaturity and neuroses as life hands her situations no one could have prepared her for.
Small Victories (wt) – Executive Produced by Melissa Hunter and Debbie Liebling
Written by and starring Melissa Hunter, Small Victories is a scripted comedy centering around Margot, a young upstart lawyer, who after a minor nervous breakdown in court, finds herself disbarred, living at home with her parents, working as a barista and going to a book club with her three remaining friends. As she navigates her new reality, she becomes keenly aware of life’s daily injustices and forms an amateur vigilante squad to take on everyday jackasses while simultaneously trying to get her life back on track.
Untitled Hari Kondabolu Pilot (wt) – Produced by Marobru, Inc. and Avalon Television
Comedian Hari Kondabolu uses his incisive and critical brand of comedy to skewer all things politics and pop culture in this weekly, satirical series. From Columbus Day to the death of high school reunions to the United States’ soon-to-be white minority, Kondabolu isn’t afraid to go there, and uses a variety of interview, sketch and displays of public activism to deliver hilarious and oftentimes biting social commentary.
Untitled Kevin Pereira Project (wt) – Produced by Super Creative Media
Host Kevin Pereira has a searing passion for games, gadgets and exploring every questionable corner of the internet. This new series will let viewers experience how amazing the future will be before it arrives, while celebrating the absurdity of everything that has led to right now.
Untitled Olivia Lee Project (wt) – Produced by Red Hour Films along with Asylum Entertainment
UK comedian Olivia Lee takes on a wide range of hilarious and larger than life characters in this half-hour hidden camera meets sketch series. Known for her brazen and funny stunts in real-life situations, she’s now taking America by storm and hooking unsuspecting people along the way.
Untitled Comedic News Show (wt) – In development; Produced by Omelette Bar Productions and True Entertainment
Comedian Jena Friedman and an ensemble cast of comedic performers will use this half-hour series to celebrate, send up, satirize and sift through politics, pop culture and all things new media.”
What do you think? Do you watch truTV often? Would you watch any of these new projects?