Fox has put in an order for eight more episodes of its unscripted comedy series “World’s Funniest Fails.”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews hosts the series, inspired by the YouTube channel FailArmy, which attempts to send “epic fails” viral. The Fox show includes a panel of comedians who discuss the blunders and eventually decide upon a “Fail of the Week.”
The unscripted show ranks #1 in its time period among Men 18-34 (tie), Teens (tie) and No. 2 among Adults 18-34 (tie) and has improved upon the network’s prior season average in the time period with entertainment programming in Adults 18-49 (+38%), Adults 18-34 (+60%), Teens (+50%) and Total Viewers (+45%).
“World’s Funniest Fails” is produced by dick clark productions (dcp) and Jukin Media. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions; Jonathan Skogmo, Founder and CEO of Jukin Media; Josh Entman, Cofounder and Chief Development Officer of Jukin Media; and Nicolle Yaron serve as executive producers. Mark Bracco, EVP of Programming and Development for dick clark productions; Assaf Blecher, VP of Programming and Development for dick clark productions and Aliyah Silverstein serve as co-executive producers.
Crews has had an impressive career as both a professional athlete and an actor. In addition to playing Sgt. Terry Jeffords on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” he has been seen in films such as “The Expendables,” “Bridesmaids” and “The 6th Day.” The former NFL player also hosts the syndicated game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
FailArmy, owned and operated by Jukin Media, is a Top 100 YouTube channel with more than six million subscribers and one billion total video views.
“World’s Funniest Fail” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on Fox.