truTV’s Impractical Jokers has been sold in more than 85% of the country to debut this fall in syndication, the network and distributor Trifecta Entertainment & Media said Wednesday.
The show is cleared on the CBS and Sinclair station groups in the country’s largest markets, as well as on Tribune, Nexstar, Titan, Weigel, Gray, Hearst, Cox and Tegna. It’s being sold as a Monday through Friday strip. Trifecta is handling distribution and ad sales for the series.
Impractical Jokers—starring lifelong friends Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano playing hidden-camera pranks on each other—is now in its sixth season and has been greenlit for a seventh. The show is truTV’s longest-running series.
New episodes of Impractical Jokers will premiere Thursday, July 13, at 10:00 pm ET/PTwith a special hour-long mid-season premiere episode that features the Jokers on location in Hawaii.
Impractical Jokers is produced by NorthSouth Productions with Charlie DeBevoise and Pete McPartland Jr. joining Gatto, Murray, Quinn and Vulcano as executive producers.
Broadcasting & Cable Newsletter
The smarter way to stay on top of broadcasting and cable industry. Sign up below
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.