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Eric André Joins Impractical Jokers, Plus The Cube and Chad Teased

The TNets (TBS, TNT, and truTV) today presented at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour today and announced that comedian Eric André is joining Impractical Jokers.

The networks also teased the second seasons of The Cube and Chad, plus gave the green light to 101 Places to Party Before You Die. Read on to learn more about each!

Eric André Joins Impractical Jokers, Plus The Cube and Chad Teased

The TNets today announced that it will simulcast an all-new supersized episode of Impractical Jokers in a first-time roadblock across TBS, TNT, and truTV on Saturday, April 2nd, directly following the NCAA Men’s Final Four.

The stars of Cable’s #1 Unscripted Comedy, Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, and Sal Vulcano bring more jokes, more laughs, and more good times to viewers in a brand-new special episode featuring celebrity guest comedian Eric André (The Eric André Show, Bad Trip).

Currently in production, Impractical Jokers will return this summer with new episodes featuring different, hilarious celebrity guests joining Quinn, Murray, and Vulcano for weekly shenanigans.

Quinn, Murray, and Vulcano are represented by Jack Rovner and Dexter Scott of Vector Management, Martin Lesak, Jason Heyman & Nick Nuciforo of UTA, and Danny Passman of Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.

TBS today announced that its high-octane competition series, The Cube, hosted by three-time NBA Champion, Olympic Gold medalist, and one of the NBA’s 75 all-time greatest players, Dwyane Wade, has been renewed for a second season.

More games, more winners – and more Wade. The Cube follows contestant pairs who must demonstrate skill, nerve, and determination as they endure seemingly simple physical and mental tasks – all while confined in ‘The Cube,’ an intimidating glass box with its own mind and attitude, in the hope of winning a major cash prize.

Working on their own or as a team, each pair has nine lives to complete seven games that are worth an increasing amount of money as they inch closer to taking home the $250,000 jackpot.

In addition to the Simplify assist and fan-favorite One Shot assist that allows teams the opportunity to call on superstar athlete Wade to take their place inside the Cube, the upcoming season will also feature a third assist for contestants to unlock when they reach the $50,000 game.

The third assist, called Trial Run, is a free practice attempt at a game – no prize for winning, no penalty for losing – but the big decision comes afterward when they must decide whether to walk away or take that game on for real.

The Cube was created by Objective Media Group, an All3Media company, and is produced by Objective Media Group America for TBS. The series is executive produced by Dwyane Wade and his production company, 59th & Prairie Entertainment, as well as Layla Smith and Jilly Pearce for Objective Media Group with showrunner Glenn Coomber.

TBS announced today that 2021’s #1 new scripted cable comedy series, Chad, returns on Monday, April 11 at 10:00 pm ET/PT. The network also released a teaser of the upcoming second season starring creator, executive producer, and showrunner Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live, Aladdin).

Summer break is over, and it’s the sophomore year for the newly elected class president, Chad Amani (Pedrad). In the second season, Chad deals with a scandal that quickly ends his presidency, has a surprising new love interest, and gets a visit from his tough-as-nails Iranian grandmother – all while continuing to worry about his popularity and discovering new ways to relate to his Persian cultural roots.

Chad’s epic path to teenage self-realization is not always a straight line–but the support from his family and best friend Peter (Jake Ryan) keep Chad on track, giving him the confidence to help him become who he has always wanted to be – the most American boy in the history of the world.

The returning cast for season two will include Jake Ryan as Peter; Paul Chahidi as Uncle Hamid; Saba Homayoon as Naz, Chad’s mother; Ella Mika as Chad’s sister, Niki; Alexa Loo as Denise; and Thomas Barbusca as Reid. Sara Malal Rowe has also been added to the lineup this season.

Pedrad is the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of Chad. Max Searle serves as co-showrunner with Pedrad and executive producer. Rob Rossell executive produced and co-developed Chad. Oly Obst (3 Arts) also serves as an executive producer.

Eric André Joins Impractical Jokers, Plus The Cube and Chad Teased

While your travel plans may have been recently thwarted, truTV has the answer to satiate your wanderlust. Today, the network announced that it has greenlit 101 Places to Party Before You Die, based on the best-selling book 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die.

Currently in production and slated for premiere this summer, the eight-half-hour, travel-comedy series takes audiences on adventures of exploration with hilarious improvers and real-life best buds Adam Pally (Happy Endings) and Jon Gabrus (Game Over, Man!) as they consume and devour local life in Maui, Moab, Miami, Puerto Rico, Portland, Richmond, Atlanta, and Denver.

A bromance for the ages, 101 Places to Party Before You Die follows accidental travel hosts Pally and Gabrus, who are given a wife-sanctioned three-day weekend escape to venture across the U.S. to different destinations to experience everything they have to offer.

Stepping off the beaten path, the guys champion the authenticities of each stop and share with viewers their love of the unexplored. Even after 15 years of friendship and adventure, there’s still so much for them to discover, from unique foods and drinks to local sites and other idiosyncrasies that make each city tick.

From Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, 101 Places to Party Before You Die is produced by Shed Media in association with Clone Wolf, Inc., High and Mighty Productions, Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment, Inc. and Artists First with Dan Peirson, Lisa Shannon, Michael Rucker, Julie Golden, Adam Pally, Jon Gabrus, Greg Walter, Josh Lieberman, Tucker Voorhees and Brian Steinberg serving as executive producers.

Rucker also serves as a showrunner. The series is inspired by the book 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die from Matador Network and Hollan Publishing, Inc.