truTV orders new sketch series, ‘Friends of The People’ featuring most of the cast/writers from the ill-fated ‘In Living Color’ reboot
truTV is moving beyond its scripted reality TV and ordered a sketch comedy TV show called Friends of the People. The show will feature comedians Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, The Lucas Brothers, and Josh Rabinowitz. The network ordered 10 episodes including the pilot and plans on launching the new series in the summer of 2014.
The group of comedians had been working as the sketch comedy troupe Legion of Goons. More interestingly, the troupe formed after many of them were on as writers and cast for the ill-fated In Living Color reboot from 2012 and even shot a pilot for Comedy Central.
“Friends of the People is the perfect show to mark truTV’s entrance into the world of sketch comedy,” said Chris Linn, president, head of programming for truTV. “This series features a multi-talented and hilarious cast of performers, writers and producers who share a remarkable chemistry with one another. We are extremely excited that this unique group of comedians will be making its home on truTV.” Read More