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jpg Genre Reality Directed by Peter Fowkes Starring Brian "Q" Quinn James "Murr" Murray Joseph "Joe" Gatto Salvatore "Sal" Vulcano Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of seasons 3 No. of episodes 51 (List of episodes) Production Executive producer(s) Charlie DeBevoise Mark Hickman Brian Quinn James Murray Joe Gatto Sal Vulcano Pete McPartland Tommy Cody Eric Leiderman Simmy Kustanowitz (for truTV) Camera setup Hidden camera Running time 30 minutes Production company(s) NorthSouth Productions Broadcast Original channel TruTV Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV) Original run December 15, 2011 present External links Website Impractical Jokers is an American hidden camera-practical joke reality televisio n series that premiered on TruTV on December 15, 2011. It follows the four membe rs of the comedy troupe The Tenderloins as they coerce one another into doing pu blic pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The show differs from other pr ank television programs in that the stars of Impractical Jokers do not know the details of the prank until the moment they are performing it on strangers. While one cast-member performs the prank, the other three comedians in the troupe are behind the scenes feeding lines to their friend via microphone (with an earpiec e). The lines fed to the prankster are meant to create a humorous and awkward ex change between the prankster and the stranger being pranked. The show's 28-episode second season premiered on December 13, 2012.[1] truTV ann ounced on July 8, 2013, that the series has been renewed for a 15-episode third season.[2] With the third season renewal, a 6-episode spinoff series was also an nounced: Jokers After Party.[2] The post-show series will feature Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, James "Murr" Murray, and Brian "Q" Quinn as they look back on their fa vorite moments from the series.[2] Contents 1 2 3 4 Development Episodes Overall Loss Tally Reception

5 International versions 6 References 7 External links Development In 1999, four high school friends from Staten Island, NY formed the live improv comedy troupe, The Tenderloins. After a long and successful history, including w inning the $100,000 grand prize in NBC's It s Your Show competition, the group wen t into television. In 2008, they filmed a pilot episode for a scripted sitcom fo r Spike TV, but the show did not go to series. TruTV announced the series Imprac tical Jokers on April 12, 2011, 8 months before the show's debut. One of the sho w's stars, James "Murr" Murray, explained how the hidden camera format made sens e based on their skills. "We needed to find the right format...thing is, we've b een doing this for years, but when it's on camera, the embarrassment is amplifie d."[3] Episodes Main article: List of Impractical Jokers episodes Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date Season premiere Season finale Region 1 1 17 December 15, 2011 May 3, 2012 November 26, 201 3[4] 2 28 September 6, 2012 December 12, 2013 N/A 3 15[5] January 2, 2014 N/A N/A Before every challenge, there is a hidden camera and mic placed on the cast-memb er performing the prank. The location in which the challenge takes place is usua lly a public area such as a city park or a boardwalk. Although the criteria of e ach challenge is the same for each of the four comedians. Overall Loss Tally Seasons of Impractical Jokers Season Episodes Participants Murr Joe Q Sal 1 17 5 5 4 5 2 28 8 6 7 10 3 15 1 2 1 2 TOTAL 60 14 13 12 17 Reception Impractical Jokers has been very well received by some critics, with Linda Stasi of the New York Post calling it "possibly the funniest, most ridiculous show I ve seen in years."[6] While it has been compared to earlier hit prank shows such as Candid Camera and Jackass, critics have offered praise for its unique twist on the genre, wherein the stars' reactions to the pranks are often equally as humorous as those of the innocent bystanders. Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times stated that "the gag pays off twice: once in the reaction of the unsuspecting passer-by, once in the discomfort of the fellow doing the asking." He later wrote that the cast-member s' occasional integrity [kept] these four clowns a little bit lovable."[7] Dean Robbins of The Daily Page echoed this sentiment, stating that "the friends are j ovial rather than Jackass-obnoxious, even rejecting some dares as too offensive. "[8] The series has been generally well received, garnering 1.5 million viewers durin g its December 15, 2011 premiere.[9] The review of the show by Variety's Brian Lowry was less positive, ending with t his statement: "Nobody will ever confuse "Impractical Jokers" with high art, cer tainly, but as low-brow, micro-cost comedy in the context of TruTV's programming resources, it's actually quite practical and occasionally funny."[10]

International versions United Kingdom A UK version was broadcast on BBC Three. It stars comedians P aul McCaffrey, Joel Dommett, Marek Larwood and Roisin Conaty.[11] The pilot was filmed and placed online as part of "The Comedy Kitchen" in 2012. There are six episodes, which aired from 15 November - 20 December 2012. It is produced by Yal li Productions.[12] Netherlands A Dutch version broadcast on Veronica in spring 2012.[13] Belgium A Belgian version broadcast on Vlaamse Media Maatschappij in fall 20 12, James Murray was spotted in episode 5 of the first season.[13] Brazil A Brazilian version is currently being broadcast on SBT. The series p remiere aired January 7, 2013.[14] Lebanon A Lebanese version broadcast on Al Jadeed in fall 2013. Greece A Greek version broadcast on Ant1 in February 2014 with the title "Wa nted". CanadaQuebec A French-Canadian version broadcast on V in February 24, 2014 w ith the title "Les Jokers" References Jump up ^ Bibel, Sara (February 20, 2013). "truTV Orders Additional Episodes of Hit Series 'Impractical Jokers' and 'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago'". TV by the Num bers. Retrieved February 20, 2013. ^ Jump up to: a b c Bibel, Sara (July 8, 2013). "'Impractical Jokers' Renewe d for Season 3 by truTV; New Series 'Jokers After Party' Greenlit". TV by the Nu mbers. Retrieved July 8, 2013. Jump up ^ Moye, David. "'Impractical Jokers': TruTV's New Hidden Camera Prog ram (VIDEO)". HuffPost Weird News., Inc. Retrieved 6 Janua ry 2012. Jump up ^ "truTV s Hit Series Impractical Jokers: The Complete First Season to Make DVD Debut Nov. 26" (Press release). Turner Broadcasting System. September 13, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013. Jump up ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 27, 2013). "truTV Ready to Heat Thing s Up with Seven Returning Shows, Plus a New Series and a Major Guest Appearance" . Zap2it. Retrieved September 27, 2013. Jump up ^ Stasi, Linda. "Jokers on you". New York Post. NYP Holdings, Inc. Re trieved 6 January 2012. Jump up ^ Genzlinger, Neil. "Four Pranksters, Giving as Good as They Get". N ew York Times Television. The New York Times Publishing Company. Retrieved 6 Jan uary 2012. Jump up ^ Robbins, Dean. "Impractical Jokers wallows in embarrassment". Isth mus The Daily Page. Isthmus Publishing Company, Inc. Retrieved 6 January 2012. Jump up ^ Seidman, Robert. "Thursday Cable Ratings: Jaguars/Falcons Top Nigh ". Renew/Cancel Index. TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved 6 January 2012. Jump up ^ Lowry, Brian. "Impractical Jokers". Variety TV Review. Reed Busine ss Information. Retrieved 6 January 2012. Jump up ^ "BBC Impractical Jokers profiles". Jump up ^ "BBC Three announces series of online pilots - News - British Come dy Guide". 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2012-11-16. ^ Jump up to: a b "Euro nets line up pranks format | News". C21Media. 2012-0 2-22. Retrieved 2012-11-16. Jump up ^ ""Amigos da Ona", novo humorstico do SBT, aposta em cmera escondida". UOL. 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2012-12-29.

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