Friday, January 29, 2016

Programming Alert Week of February 22

Programming Alert
Week of February 22
Dead Wrong at 10:00pmA wannabe reality star’s shot at fame is reduced to ashes when the funeral she’s “hosting” falls apart. Then, it’s Game Over for a cocky competitor who loses all control, and a wish nearly becomes a death wish when a driven go-getter accidentally steers himself into a bank robbery.
Faceless at 10:30pm: From the mischievous mind of comedian and actor David Spade comes Fameless, a genre-busting prank show about how far real people will go for a moment in the spotlight. Each week, the series features a group of unsuspecting desperate-to-be-famous individuals who believe they've been cast on a reality show. However, unbeknownst to them, they are really filming a parody with improv actors creating over-the-top scenarios that steadily increase the absurdity and ridiculousness of each situation - testing the patience of everyone NOT in on the joke.
ALMOST GENIUS – New Episode – Tuesday, February 23, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT 
Yes You Can!: Almost Genius is a self-contained, half-hour comedy series that celebrates the people, places and things that try so hard to succeed but come up just a bit short. Hosted by April Richardson and Chris Fairbanks, this next-generation clip show features comedians and performers digitally inserted into viral videos to comment on and congratulate people for their bravery and ingenuity in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. But Almost Genius doesn't mock, because as everyone knows, "almost" is awesome and genius.
10 THINGS – New Episode – Tuesday, February 23, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT 
10 Things You Won’t Believe Got Banned: What do Chinese time travel, small-breasted Australian porn, and Brad Pitt commercials have in common? They all made the list of 10 Things You Won’t Believe Got Banned! Join host Jamie Lee as she counts down to #1.
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS – New Episode – Thursday, February 25 at 10:00pm ET/PT
Ruffled Feathers: Joe, Sal, Murr and Qconduct focus groups trying to sell their illogical inventions created by the other guys, then head to a shoe store where they get off on the wrong foot with fellow shoppers. And tonight’s big loser discovers he’s more flight than fight while handling wild animals at the zoo.
THOSE WHO CAN’T – New Episode– Thursday, February 25 at 10:30pm ET/PT
Episode 4 – The Fairbell Tape: When the junk food vending machines get yanked by the PTA, Shoemaker and Abbey go to extreme lengths to get them back. Loren faces off with his old home-ec teacher, while Fairbell’s sexual orientation is uncovered with the help of a peculiar videotape. Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) guest stars as does Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions) as the terrifying head of the PTA who runs the school with an iron yoga-mat clutching fist.
Those Who Can't is truTV's first foray into full-length scripted comedy. The half-hour comedy follows three trouble-making teachers, played by show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. More inept than the kids they teach, they’re out to beat the system as they struggle to survive each day on their own terms. Joining them is Maria Thayer (Eagleheart) the school librarian with an insuppressible passion for life.
Guest stars include Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones)Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs).
Dean Lorey (Arrested Development) is the show runner and an executive producer. Also serving as executive producers on Those Who Can't are Tracey Baird (Flight of the Conchords) and Krysia Plonka (Billy On The Street) of Thank You, Brain! Productions; Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment; and Richard Korson.