truTV is Going to Be Lit This Summer with the Return of HOT ONES: THE GAME SHOW and TACOMA FD
The mid-season premieres are making for a scorching summer on truTV with your favorite hot-sauce fanatics and firefighters.
First, on Tuesday, July 14, tune in to Hot Ones: The Game Show to see host Sean Evans set eager contestants’ mouths on fire with the spiciest hot sauces around for a chance to win $25,000. Then join Chief Terry McConky (Kevin Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Steve Lemme) in the firehouse for workplace antics and comradery in Tacoma FD on Thursday, July 23. Stick around to join Kevin and Steve for the return of the series after show Talkoma FD, as they break down the episode and tease what’s still to come this season.
This lineup may be too hot to handle. The linear schedule is below.
Hot Ones: The Game Show – “Dance Moves and Dirty Laundry”
Tuesday, July 14, at 10:00pm ET/PT
Chaos breaks out when two teams of best friends enter the Pepperdome. Sweat will drip, dance moves will bust out, and one shirt will desperately need dry cleaning, all for the chance to win $25,000.
Based on the hit celebrity interview series with over 1.5 billion total views, Hot Ones: The Game Show is where we dare two teams of two to battle through three rounds of trivia and a ridiculous series of the world’s hottest sauces in the Pepperdome… all leading to one victorious team to take on the finale Ring of Fire for a chance at winning $25,000 dollars! Hot Ones: The Game Show reached nearly 28 million viewers during its inaugural season across truTV’s linear and digital platforms.
Tacoma FD – “Fire Choir”
Thursday, July 23, at 10:00pm ET/PT
Wolf Boykins (Broken Lizard’s Paul Soter) returns to lead the fire station choir, the Ex-SING-guishers. Eddie teases Granny for joining the group but soon finds himself vying for a spot as the lead whistler. Lucy, meanwhile, convinces Chief to let her look for a more female-friendly uniform.
Tacoma FD: Talkoma FD – “Fire Choir”
Thursday, July 23, at 10:30pm ET/PT
Join Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme as they put the Q&A in quarantine with digital visits from special guests, and a sneak peek of what’s to come on Tacoma FD!
Created by and starring Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan of the Super Troopers franchise, Tacoma FD is a comedy set in a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, these firefighters keep themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries and no shortage of bizarre emergency calls. Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme) lead the firehouse shenanigans and are joined by an eclectic crew played by Eugene Cordero(Andy), Marcus Henderson (Granny), Gabriel Hogan (Ike) and Hassie Harrison (Lucy). This season, the squad finds themselves fighting fires at a haunted house, trapped in an elevator during the annual Firefighter’s Ball, and learning some new dance moves. Tacoma FD currently ranks among the year’s top five ad-supported cable comedies while posting rare season-over-season audience growth.
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About Hot Ones: The Game Show TV Show
ruTV is bringing the heat with its fiery new series, Hot Ones: The Game Show, based on the wildly successful web talk series created and produced by Complex Networks' brand, First We Feast. Host Sean Evans will dare contestants to put their money where their mouth is and enter the "Pepperdome," to compete for $25,000 in a battle of wits and gastro-intestinal fortitude. Hot Ones: The Game Show will air on truTV as part of a Hot Ones hour each week, with one episode of the game show followed by one episode of the original First We Feast digital talk show, also hosted by Evans. truTV has licensed episodes of the massively popular series featuring A-list celebrities that became a phenomenon with more than a billion views over its 10 seasons.
In each episode of Hot Ones: The Game Show, two teams of two face three rounds, banking as much cash as they can to compete for the grand prize. Contestants will be quizzed on pop-culture trivia while chowing down on wings slathered in sauces meant to bring on the sweat. The teams will have their mental and visual skills tested through all three rounds as the burn sets in and the contestants become completely disoriented.
The team with the most cash at the end of all three rounds moves on to the finale, The Ring of Fire. Five flaming rings stand between the teammates and the cash, and they must work together to solve a password game, with each successful clue extinguishing another ring of flames as they get closer and closer to the money - and the antidote for their burning mouths. If the teammates fight through the pain and guess five correct passwords in 90 seconds, they'll win $25,000 in cash and claim their places as Hot Ones legends!
"Fans around the world have tried creating their own versions of the Hot Ones challenge for years, but there's nothing better than the real thing," said Brett Weitz, general manager TBS, TNT, and truTV. "We're going to up the stakes, and take this show to a whole new level of heat."
"Our Hot Ones interview show is all about deconstructing celebrities and making them seem like normal people," said Sean Evans, Host of Hot Ones and Hot Ones: The Game Show. "With Hot Ones: The Game Show, we're excited to flip the script and give everyday people the chance to achieve hot sauce glory."
"With Hot Ones, we were able to redefine the celebrity interview with the addition of violently hot chicken wings," said Chris Schonberger, General Manager of First We Feast. "Now, we're excited to team up with the pros at truTV and DIGA to create a great game show format, supercharged with the spice and offbeat sensibility of the original series."
"As a longtime fan of Hot Ones, I was thrilled to get to work with Complex and the great team at Warner Media, including my friend and colleague Michael Bloom, to bring this next evolution of the concept to truTV," said Tony DiSanto, Executive Producer and President of DIGA Studios. "It combines raucous and hilarious gameplay with the core DNA of over-the-top spectacle that made the original Hot Ones such a cultural phenomenon. We love to adapt unique IP across a variety of genres including Game, which is a rapidly growing part of our slate, so this is right on target for us... yet sadly, I wouldn't last three seconds in this game!"
Hot Ones: The Game Show is produced by DIGA Studios. Scott St. John is the showrunner and executive producer, with DIGA's Tony DiSanto, Tommy Coriale and Nick Rigg executive producing as well. Michael Bloom also serves as executive producer for Bongo Productions while Chris Schonberger and Justin Killion serve as executive producers for Complex Networks.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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