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TruTV Orders More 'Impractical Jokers,' 'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago'

'Jokers' Gets Additional 13 Episodes While 'Hardcore Pawn' Spinoff Adds Eight 2/20/2013 11:47 AM Eastern

TruTV has added additional episodes to two of its popular series, ordering 13 more installments of Impractical Jokers and an extra eight of Hardcore Pawn: Chicago.

This brings the count for Impractical Jokers' second season to 28, while the count for Hardcore Pawn: Chicago's first season is up to to 17 so far.

In its second season, Impractical Jokers is averaging 1.8 million viewers, up 26% over its rookie run, with 1.1 million persons 18 to 49 (+30%) and 606,000 men males of that age (+21%). The show recently drew over 2 million viewers for its Feb. 7 episode, its biggest audience so far.

Hardcore Pawn: Chicago premiered Jan. 1 to more than 2.1 million viewers, which was truTV's biggest series launch ever. To date, the show is averaging 2.1 million viewers, including 1 million persons 18 to 49 and 544,000 men 18 to 49. Hardcore Pawn: Chicago airs its midseason finale Feb. 26 at 10 p.m.

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