‘Billy on the Street’ Gets Season 5 Order at TruTV

Network also orders more episodes of “Adam Ruins Everything” and greenlights new comedy series “No Dumb Questions”

TruTV has ordered a fifth season of “Billy on the Street,”  network president Chris Linn announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

The network has also ordered additional episodes for season 1 of hit investigative comedy “Adam Ruins Everything.” Both series launched under truTV’s recent brand refresh focusing on a comedic sensibility and earned top 10 rankings among all cable entertainment networks in their timeslots for the adults 18-34 demographic.

“Billy on the Street’s” fourth season garnered a median age of 31 and the first half of season one of “Adam Ruins Everything” claimed a median age of 29.

In addition, truTV is expanding its relationship with the production company Big Breakfast, having placed a pilot order for “No Dumb Questions” (working title).

Led by host Emily Axford, a team of comedy journalists poses the questions you didn’t think to ask, but once you hear them, you have to know the answers.

“Billy on the Street” will return for season five with Emmy-nominated comedian Billy Eichner surprising more unsuspecting pedestrians with rapid-fire pop-culture questions on the streets of New York City.

In the show’s recently wrapped fourth season, some of the biggest names in Hollywood hit the pavement with Billy, including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Julianne Moore. Produced by Funny Or Die, the fifth season will premiere on truTV in late 2016 with 10 half-hour episodes.

“Billy on the Street” is executive-produced by Mike Farah, president of production for Funny Or Die, along with Billy Eichner and Anna Wenger. Doug Brady also serves as executive producer.

“Adam Ruins Everything” is produced by Big Breakfast with Adam Conover, Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin and Jon Cohen serving as executive producers. The show will return in mid-2016 with 14 additional half-hour season one episodes ordered.

“No Dumb Questions” is produced by Big Breakfast with Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin and Jon Cohen serving as executive producers.

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