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TruTV renews three series, greenlights two more

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TruTV is shoring up its original programming slate, with a trio of renewals for its existing shows, as well as greenlighting two new shows that bring pool and Santa Claus to its lineup.

The network has given a second season order to The Carbonaro Effect, about magician Michael Carbonaro, and Fake Off, the reality competition about performers who recreate pop-culture moments in the hopes of being crowned the best Faker.

TruTV is also expanding its order for the sketch comedy series Friends of the People, which includes comedians Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, The Lucas Bros., and Josh Rabinowitz. Ten more episodes of the show have been ordered.

TruTV has also taken the renewal news as a chance to announce two new series, Kings of Cue and Santas in the Barn. The former is about the world of competitive pool playing in New York, while the latter focuses on 10 Santa enthusiasts who are brought together to incorporate Christmas traditions from around the world into one unique series. Ten episodes of Kings of Cue have been ordered while Santas in the Barn will run for an eight-episode season.

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TruTV has also set a special in conjunction with its existing series Impractical JokersThe Impractical Jokers Tour Special will follow the crew from TruTV’s comedy series, and is set to premiere on March 26.

Lastly, TruTV has expanded the cast of the previously announced single-camera comedy Those Who Can’t to include Kyle Kinane and Kate Berlant. No series order or air date has been set for the pilot.

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