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It’s a Sizzling Hot Summer for the TNets as TBS, TNT and truTV Announce July Premieres

Animal Kingdom Backyard Bar Wars Impractical Jokers Miracle Workers

Programming Slate Features A New Installment of TBS’ Top-Rated Anthology, “Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail,” Plus Unscripted Series “Backyard Bar Wars” and a New Season of the Fan Favorite “Animal Kingdom”    

New Episodes of “Impractical Jokers” Return Along with the Premiere of the Awards Special “Impractical Jokers Awards Show” and the Network Debut of “Impractical Jokers: The Movie”

LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2021) – The TNets (TBS, TNT and truTV) announced today July premiere dates for new and returning unscripted and scripted series. Kicking off July 1st, truTV fans can join The Tenderloins for their first-ever Awards Special, “Impractical Jokers Awards Show,” celebrating the most iconic moments from the franchise’s 200+ episodes at 10:00pm ET/PT, followed by the network premiere of “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” at 10:30pm ET/PT. On July 8th, new episodes from the ninth season of “Impractical Jokers” return at 10:00pm ET/PT on truTV, followed by, the series premiere of “Backyard Bar Wars” at 10:30pm ET/PT. 
 
These shows join the previously announced launches of TBS’ new high-stakes game show “The Cube” with host Dwyane Wade on Thursday, June 10th at 9:00pm ET/PT; the fifth season of TNT’s critically acclaimed crime drama “Animal Kingdom” on July 11th at 9:00pm ET/PT; and a new installment of TBS’ top-rated anthology, “Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail” on July 13th at 10:30pm ET/PT.
 
Premiere dates and series descriptions for The TNets’ July slate include:
 
truTV 
 
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS AWARDS SHOW – Thursday, July 1st at 10:00pm ET/PT
Join Joe, Q, Sal and Murr for an Awards Special unlike any other, as they honor and celebrate moments of cinematic mastery and outstanding achievement over “Impractical Jokers” franchise comprising 200+ episodes.
 
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: THE MOVIE (NETWORK PREMIERE) – Thursday, July 1st at 10:30pm ET/PT
The story of a humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the four lifelong friends on the road competing in hidden camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and find redemption.
 
IMPRACTICAL JOKERS (SEASON 9) – New Episodes Return Thursdays at 10:00pm ET/PT beginning July 8th
In Cable’s #1 Unscripted Comedy Series, four comedians and lifelong friends known as The Tenderloins compete to embarrass each other with a series of hilarious and outrageous antics. All the while, Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr challenge the limits of their friendship. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions.
 
BACKYARD BAR WARS (SERIES PREMIERE) – Thursdays at 10:30pm ET/PT beginning July 8th
“Backyard Bar Wars” is not your average build show. Based on the rising trend of DIY at-home bars, “Backyard Bar Wars” is a send-up of the classic home reno show combined with hilarious moments of comedian and host, Chris Distefano, roasting the builders in a way that only he can. The one thing that’s not a joke are the bars themselves – viewers can expect jaw-dropping reveals that will leave everyone watching thirsty for a second round.
 

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TNT
 
ANIMAL KINGDOM (SEASON 5) – Sundays at 9:00pm ET/PT beginning July 11th
In “Animal Kingdom” season five, Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson), Deran (Jake Weary) and J (Finn Cole) are still dealing with the fallout from the events surrounding Smurf’s death, including family members out for revenge. With their kingdom without a leader, the Cody family’s struggle to maintain their fragile alliance, and to see which of them will come out on top. Meanwhile, they search for more information on Pamela Johnson whom Smurf made the beneficiary of her estate. And back in 1984, an increasingly volatile 29-year-old Smurf is forging her own path raising Pope and Julia and leading the charge on dangerous jobs with new and old friends.

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TBS 
 
MIRACLE WORKERS: OREGON TRAIL (SEASON 3) – Tuesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT beginning July 13th
The third season of the top-rated anthology comedy series “Miracle Workers,” this time transporting cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni and Jon Bass to the American Old West. Set in the year 1844, “Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail” follows an idealistic small-town preacher (Radcliffe) who teams up with a wanted outlaw (Buscemi) and an adventurous prairie wife (Viswanathan) to lead a wagon train west on the Oregon Trail across an American landscape which, much like today, is fraught with both promise and peril.

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About TBS
TBS, a WarnerMedia brand, is a top-rated destination for television among young adults and known for escapist, lean-in entertainment, featuring smart, imaginative stories with heart and comedic edge. From scripted comedy series to late-night shows, game shows, and animated programming, TBS’ Originals slate is comprised of some of the most popular shows on cable — “Miracle Workers,” “CONAN,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Last O.G.,” “American Dad!” and “Chad.” The network’s slate of premium unscripted series includes “The Misery Index,” “Go-Big Show,” and fan favorite “Wipeout,” along with, upcoming series “Friday Night Vibes,” “The Cube” and “The Big D”. TBS’ lineup also includes comedy hits like “Family Guy” and “The Big Bang Theory,” classic sitcom favorites “Friends” and “Seinfeld,” blockbuster movies, and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and “ELEAGUE,” WarnerMedia's eSports gaming competition. Website: www.tbs.com 

About TNT
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television's most popular original series including “Snowpiercer,” “Animal Kingdom,” and “Claws.”  TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries “Shaq Life.” TNT also presents primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scenewith “AEW: Dynamite”. Website: www.tntdrama.com  

About truTV
truTV, a WarnerMedia brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as “The Impractical Jokers,” “Tacoma FD,” “Fast Foodies,” “Big Trick Energy” and upcoming series “Backyard Bar Wars”. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year. Website: www.trutv.com


PUBLICITY CONTACTS
Shannon Kerr (All Shows)
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Marina Beck (Miracle Workers & Animal Kingdom)
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Vanessa Volek (Backyard Bar Wars)
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Elina Novik (Backyard Bar Wars & The Impractical Jokers)
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Carley Alderman (Animal Kingdom)
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Andrew Davis (Miracle Workers)
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