Binge-Alert: Impractical Jokers & FOTP
Thursday, August 6, 2015
This month, TNT and truTV will be feeding the binge-watching craze with four major on-demand offerings, including a chance to binge on the first four episodes of TNT's Public Morals, starring, written, produced and directed by Edward Burns and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, the day after the series' Aug. 25 launch; three seasons of episodes from TNT's real-life investigative series Cold Justice and truTV's hilarious hit Impractical Jokers; and two episodes of truTV's sketch comedy series Friends of the People before they air on the network. Check out the press release for more details...
For Release: Aug. 6, 2015
Turner Broadcasting Ramps Up On-Demand Efforts with Sneak Peek of TNT's Public Morals
Every Episode of truTV's Impractical Jokers and TNT's Cold Justice Available for Binge and Catch-Up Viewing
truTV Offering VOD Premieres of Brand New Episodes of Friends of the People
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is ramping up its video-on-demand efforts to offer TV subscribers multiple binge viewing opportunities, including an on-demand sneak peek of episodes of the upcoming TNT series Public Morals the day after the series' Aug. 25 premiere, plus brand new episodes of truTV's Friends of the People before their TV debut. Additionally, beginning this week, every single episode of all seasons of truTV's Impractical Jokers and TNT's Cold Justice will be made available on a variety of platforms and devices including online and on mobile devices, giving viewers control over how they watch – whenever and wherever they want - as part of Turner's robust TV Everywhere offering,
For the first time ever, TNT is offering fans an on-demand sneak peek of multiple upcoming episodes of a series. The day after the Aug. 25 premiere of the Edward Burns drama Public Morals, TNT will make episodes 1-4 available for fans to watch anytime and anywhere through set-top VOD, the Watch TNT mobile app and www.tntdrama.com, as well as on participating TV providers websites and apps. Additionally, TNT will make every episode of the real-life investigative series Cold Justice available on demand to allow fans to binge-watch the past two seasons leading into the season 3 finale on Sept. 18. Episodes currently airing from season 3, which premiered on July 31, are made available on demand the day after their TV debut and will stay up through the finale, giving fans the option to catch up on the entire series all at once.
truTV will offer their audience the ability to watch every single episode of the hit series Impractical Jokers – seasons 1 through 3 – on demand beginning this week, leading into Jokers Week and the Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special celebrating the 100th episode on Sept. 3. In an unprecedented move, the network will make every single regular-season episode to date, as well as Impractical Jokers specials, available via VOD and digital on-demand so truTV subscribers can binge watch whenever and wherever they want via www.trutv.com, the Watch truTV mobile app and set-top VOD. Additionally, starting on August 5, truTV will offer fans a sneak peek of two brand new episodes of Friends of the People before their TV premiere giving fans the option to binge on a number of episodes at once.
"Turner is embracing a different approach to the way programming is traditionally released and providing our audiences with multiple binge-viewing options in order to enhance their TV experience," said John Harran, senior vice president of business & product development at Turner Content Distribution (TCD), the domestic distribution, sales and marketing arm of Turner. "Taking a creative approach to on demand programming and listening to viewer behavior, as well as working with our distribution partners to reach as many of their subscribers as possible, is a strategic way to engage audiences who have become accustomed to these new ways of viewing content."
About TNT's Public Morals and Cold Justice
Public Morals – Series Premiere: Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
This summer, TNT is going to take viewers to the seedy, gritty streets and the bright, seductive lights of 1960s New York withPublic Morals, a powerful, buzz-generating police drama from writer, director, executive producer and starEdward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen, TNT's Mob City). Public Morals also starsMichael Rapaport (Justified, Prison Break) and Elizabeth Masucci (The Americans, Inside Amy Schumer). The city has laws on the books that no one wants enforced, rules to curb all kinds of sin and vice. Gambling and prostitution are as old as the city itself. And the cops in the Public Morals Division do what’s been done for the last hundred years. They manage it for the city. But for Terry Muldoon (Burns), this all might come to an end when a war between two factions of the Irish Mob breaks out in his own Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, prompting his wife, Christine (Masucci), to demand that they leave the city for good. Public Morals is produced in collaboration with Amblin Television and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey andDarryl Frank, the team behind TNT's epic sci-fi hit Falling Skies. Also serving as executive producer is Aaron Lubin.
Cold Justice – Season 3: Fridays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT is carcking more unsolved cases of the fascinating real-life crime series Cold Justice, which follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they travel to small towns around the country in order to look into murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or closure. Since the premiere of Cold Justice, Siegler and McClary have assisted local law enforcement in securing a total of 24 arrests, 11 criminal indictments,four confessions, four guilty pleas and four convictions. Cold Justice is produced for TNT byWolf Reality and Magical Elves, with Emmy® winners Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago Fire),Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef, Project Greenlight) and Tom Thayer ( Hitchcock, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), serving as executive producers.
About truTV's Impractical Jokers and Friends of the People
Impractical Jokers – Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
This truTV hit series features four lifelong friends – Joe, Q, Sal & Murr – who dare each other to carry out hilarious stunts in public. The show finished Q1 as one of basic cable's Top 3 programs in its timeslot with adults 18-49.
Impractical Jokers Week leading to LIVE Punishment Special – Week of Aug. 31
It’s a week of wall-to-wall hilarity as Joe, Sal, Q and Murr count down to the Live Punishment Special celebrating the 100th episode. In the days leading up to the Live Punishment Special, three brand new specials and an all-day marathon will serve to pump up the fans. Then on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) is theImpractical Jokers Live Punishment Special, featuring brand new challenges and the first-ever live quadruple punishment from New York City, hosted by Howie Mandel.
Friends of the People – Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Conceived by the comic minds of The Lucas Bros. Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler, Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels and Josh Rabinowitz truTV's first-ever sketch comedy series is back with a whole new collection of hilarious takes on pop culture. From original sketches that last season included the musical musings of "The Beached Brothas," and parodies of your favorite '90s sitcoms and pop culture moments, nothing is off limits for this cast of comedians. Episodes will also feature guest appearances and man-on-the-street segments in NYC.
About Turner Broadcasting
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Classic Movies; Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports.
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