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TruTV Renews Three Series, Greenlights Two More

TruTV is expanding its programming with a slate of series renewals and new greenlit projects.

The network has ordered second seasons of original series The Carbonaro Effect, starring comic magician Michael Carbonaro; pop-culture performance competition Fake Off; and its first-ever sketch comedy series, Friends of the People. TruTV has also ordered a new one-hour Impractical Jokers tour special to amp up the season four premiere of the hidden-camera series on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Abby Greensfelder on her five steps of development

For every great idea that turns into a series, there are many more that don’t. But that doesn’t make the process of generating and developing those ideas any less vital for producers and programmers. Here, Abby Greensfelder (pictured), co-founder of Bethesda-based Half Yard Productions, reveals the five steps that form her development process, and that have led her and Half Yard to several hit series over the years.

In the entertainment world, we are constantly on the look-out for the next big hit or the creative take on a tried-and-true topic.


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