TruTV Renews ‘Hardcore Pawn,' 'Black Gold,' ‘Full Throttle Saloon'


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TruTV announced eight new series in development and the renewal of three returning series on Tuesday in advance of its second-annual upfront event.

Among the new projects are Semi-Pro, from NFL Films, about a semi-professional football team; Motoclash, from producers Tony Scott and Ridley Scott, about the making of the world's toughest motorcycle race; Guinness World Records, about two brothers who coach each other on being record-holders; and South Beach Tow, from Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions, about a family-run towing business in Miami.

TruTV also announced renewals for Hardcore Pawn, Black Gold and Full Throttle Saloon, and has picked up additional episodes of Lizard Lick Towing.

The network has also acquired the exclusive, off-network cable rights to Wipeout. The ABC reality competition series will air on TruTV, starting this fall.

TruTV is coming off its best year ever in 2010 in primetime with key adults and male demos, according to the network. It also received some high-profile publicity when it aired early rounds of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship this March as part of Turner Sports and CBS Sports 14-year,$10.8 billion partnership with the NCAA..

The network's upfront will be held at the Best Buy Theater in New York Tuesday evening, featuring a live performance by Maroon 5.