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WarnerMedia secures first-look deal with stars of “Impractical Jokers”

WarnerMedia has inked a first-look deal with the stars of truTV’s highest rated franchise, Impractical Jokers. The agreement sees the four-man comedy troupe, dubbed The Tenderloins, developing and producing both unscripted ...
February 5, 2021

WarnerMedia has inked a first-look deal with the stars of truTV’s highest rated franchise, Impractical Jokers.

The agreement sees the four-man comedy troupe, dubbed The Tenderloins, developing and producing both unscripted and scripted programming for TNT, TBS and truTV as well as HBO Max.

Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano make up the troupe, whose flagship series Impractical Jokers has been picked up for a 10th season by truTV and was ranked the No.1 unscripted comedy in 2020.

“From the very first dinner I had with Joe, James, Brian and Sal, I knew I loved spending time with them, and that our audiences would as well,” said Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV in a statement. “We’re proud to be the home, where the guys can continue to flex their creative muscles, continue to evolve their comedy and build new IP that we can introduce into the larger WarnerMedia family.”

The brand has gained a massive following and fan base for its outlandish unscripted projects including Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party and Impractical Jokers: The Movie, both of which aired to huge ratings.

The Tenderloins are represented by Jack Rovner and Dexter Scott of Vector Management, Martin Lesak, Jason Heyman & Nick Nuciforo of UTA and Danny Passman of Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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