truTV Orders a Season Six Renewal for Impractical Jokers


*Announcement Kicks off Fan Events in San Diego, Follows on Heels of the #1
Rated Summer Premiere of Impractical Jokers: British Invasion*

*truTV* has renewed its top-rated series *Impractical Jokers* for a sixth
season, which will guarantee more hidden-camera hijinks from *Sal*, *Joe*,
*Murr* and *Q* on the network through 2017. The announcement was made by
the four stars and lifelong friends – collectively known as The Tenderloins
– Thursday night at the *Hall of Impractical Jokers* during a special live
streamed Q&A fan event in San Diego.

This 26-episode season six order builds on the proven success of the
franchise that continues to grow across all platforms. The series’ most
recent premiere, the hour-long *Impractical Jokers: British Invasion *summer
premiere special, debuted on truTV on July 14 as the *#1 series in its
timeslot among adults 18-34, adults 18-49, men 18-34, and men 18-49*,
according to live+3 data from Nielsen Research. Additionally, *Impractical
Jokers* has amassed a combined social footprint of more than *3.6 million
followers* and generated *163 million total impressions* in the first half
of 2016. The group is also wildly-successful on tour, having played 90
cities in the past year – including three sold out shows at the iconic
Radio City Music Hall – and is currently on a brand new *Impractical Jokers*
“Santiago Sent Us on tour that includes sold out shows at London’s O2
arena and more.

“The continuing multiplatform success and incredible fan engagement we see
around the Impractical Jokers makes this season six order a no-brainer,”
said *Chris Linn, president of truTV*. “Joe, Murr, Q and Sal have
consistently raised the bar on the creativity and fun they bring to the
show each week, and we’re looking forward to what they can dream up for
season six.”

*Impractical Jokers* is currently in its fifth season with new episodes
premiering on truTV Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, with availability on
truTV On Demand, and the Watch truTV app the
following day. In every new episode, the Staten Island-natives push each
other to the limit, challenging one another with some of their most
over-the-top antics yet. Ever since high school, the four friends have
dared one another to do ridiculous things in public. Now all grown up, they
are capturing their extreme mischief on hidden camera, complete with
unsuspecting strangers’ amused, confused, or flabbergasted reactions. The
sixth season of *Impractical Jokers *is scheduled to debut in early 2017.