Ice Sculptures, Motocross, and Pranks Among Subjects of New TruTV Shows
TruTV is about to get even more wacky reality programming. The network has not only renewed shows like "Hardcore Pawn," "Black Gold" and "Lizard Lick Towing," but it has also acquired reruns of ABC's obstacle-course competition show "Wipeout."
TruTV has also announced a number of projects in development, some of them in familiar territory and others fairly new in concept. Here's the lowdown on a few of them, courtesy of Deadline:
"Semi-Pro" comes from NFL Films, and will feature the daily lives of a group of struggling football players with the hopes of going pro.
Producers Tony and Ridley Scott bring "MotoClash" to TruTV, which focuses on the longest (and most dangerous) motorcycle race in the world. The show will follow contestants as they train for, and eventually compete in, the race.
"Impractical Jokers" will follow a group of friends who challenge each other to the biggest, most humiliating, most socially awkward game of "truth or dare" ever, minus the "truth" part.
"Chill" will play off of shows like "Cake Boss" and follow Joe O'Donoghue (a.k.a. "Joey Ice") as he and his team of ice sculptors create some of the most over-the-top sculptures for clients.
The show should bring plenty of drama as, perhaps even more than with cakes, things could go terribly wrong at any minute. Plus, the guy has the nickname thing down already.