'Billy on the Street' with TruTV

Comic Eichner to Develop for TBS, Adult Swim
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Billy Eichner has signed a multifaceted deal with Turner Broadcasting Systems that will result in the comic's Billy on the Street airing on truTV.

Under the pact, financial terms of which were not disclosed, the fourth season of Billy on The Street will bow on truTV later this year, with encores running on sister service,Turner has also acquired the rights to the first three seasons of Billy on the Street, which originated on Fuse.

A cultural high point for Eichner and Billy on the Street came during the 2014 Emmys telecast, when Eichner and Seth Meyers did an Emmys-related version of the show's "For a Dollar" game, where people can win money by agreeing with him on pop culture.

Eichner will also create half-hour comedy pilots for Adult Swim and TBS and half-hour specials for TBS and truTV.

"This deal is a great opportunity to tap into and expand the Billy phenomenon using the power of the Turner portfolio," said David Levy, president of Turner Broadcasting System. "No other media company has the assets and the reach—especially among Generation X, Millennials and Generation Edge viewers—to pull off this kind of multi-layered deal. The Turner networks are going to be the perfect home for Billy's brilliant comedic talents and his growing legion of young fans."

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