Impractical Jokers Gets Ninth Season Order


truTV has greenlit a ninth season of its flagship original comedy series Impractical Jokers, which is now set to air on the network through 2020.

The hidden-camera series stars lifelong friends and comedians James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano, all of whom also serve as executive producers on the show. Produced for truTV by NorthSouth Productions, Impractical Jokers is currently in its eighth season on the network, with new episodes returning on Thursday, August 8, at 10 p.m.

The 26-episode order builds on the franchise, which is anchored by its run as one of cable’s longest-running and consistently top-rated original comedies. Impractical Jokers ranks as the number one comedy series in cable among the 18-to-49 set, delivering an average of 768,000 people in Live +7 viewing and reaching more than 1.2 million total viewers each week. The series recently filmed its landmark 200th episode, which is slated to premiere early next year.

In addition to a reprise of its annual fan event in San Diego, truTV brought Impractical Jokers to Comic-Con International for its first-ever panel this year, “Impractical Jokers: From Hidden Camera to Worldwide Success.” During the panel, the foursome shared a first-look at their upcoming series The Misery Index, a comedy game show hosted by Jameela Jamil and featuring the comedy quartet as recurring panelists. The Misery Index is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 22, on TBS.

“For us it’s a no-brainer to bring this show back for a ninth season and give the fans what they demand,” said Brett Weitz, general manager of TNT, TBS and truTV. “The guys consistently bring the funny and we are proud to be home to their hilarious antics.”