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TruTV orders David Spade-produced prank show

Turner-owned TruTV has greenlit eight episodes of the reality prank show Fameless from Electus, Entertainment One and executive producer David Spade (pictured).
March 3, 2015

TruTV has greenlit a reality prank show from Electus, Entertainment One and executive producer David Spade (pictured).

The eight-episode Fameless is billed as a “genre-busting prank show” in which a group of improv comedians pretending to be wannabe stars and one real contestant take on various reality challenges, such as game show host, survival show contender to makeover show expert, and create sketches that parody the genre.

“Half sketch show/half prank show this new comedy will take a lighthearted look at how far people will go to be famous,” the Turner-owned network said in a statement. A rep added that Spade will make at least one appearance on the series.

Exec producers are Spade, Electus’ Ben Silverman and Entertainment One’s Tara Long and Kevin Healey.

TruTV has invested in more light comedy and reality programming since rebranding late last year. Execs have greenlit the reality titles Kings of Cue, Santas in the Barn and have also started developing and producing scripted programs.

Last month, the man-on-the-street comedy show Billy on the Street starring Billy Eichner moved to TruTV for its fourth season after airing for three seasons on Fuse.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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