‘Billy on the Street’ to Leave TruTV

Billy Eichner’s in-your-face take on the man-on-the-street genre is leaving Turner’s (smaller) comedy network

Last Updated: September 21, 2017 @ 8:43 AM

“Billy on the Street” is walking away from truTV, TheWrap has learned.

The Emmy-nominated Billy Eichner series is a hilarious take on the man-on-the-street genre.

In Eichner’s version, the host bum-rushes pedestrians in New York City and asks them an often-bizarre trivia question for a dollar. Lately, Eichner’s been joined by a celebrity guest, who tends to be the subject of the guerrilla-style queries.

Eichner has become increasingly tied up with acting projects, including on Hulu’s “Difficult People” and FX’s “American Horror Story” — making it difficult to manage his schedule for the production demands of “Billy on the Street” in its current state.

“Billy on the Street” is produced by Funny Or Die. The TV series first ran on Fuse from 2011-2014 for a few years before moving over to truTV for Seasons 4 and 5.

New York Post’s Page Six first reported the news of “Billy” leaving truTV.

“The show is not going away” completely, an individual close to the show told the paper. “It’s just going to be distributed differently.”