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Impractical Jokers is an American hidden camera-practical joke reality series that premiered on truTV on December 15, 2011, and is produced by NorthSouth Productions. It follows Joseph "Joe" Gatto, James "Murr" Murray, Brian "Q" Quinn, and Salvatore "Sal" Vulcano, the four members of the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The show differs from other prank television programs as the stars of Impractical Jokers do not know the details of the prank until the moment they are performing it on strangers.

truTV announced that the show was renewed for a seventh season, which will premiere on February 1, 2018. It was also announced that the show will be syndicated to broadcast television outlets via Trifecta Entertainment & Media. It will be cleared in 85% of the U.S. markets. On March 7, 2018, truTV Renewed the Impractical Jokers for a Eight Season with a 26 episode length set for 2019. The Impractical Jokers are getting a Movie set for a 2019 release.

Cast

Guest Stars

List of Episodes

Season 1

Main Article: Season One

Season One of Impractical Jokers premiered on December 15, 2011 with "Pay It Forward" and "Butterfly Crime Scene" and ended on May 3, 2012 with "Supercuts".

Season 2

Main Article: Season Two

Season Two premiered on September 6, 2012 with "Elephant in the Room" and ended on December 12, 2013 with "Trouble Shoot".

Season 3

Main Article: Season Three

Season Three premiered on January 2, 2014 with "Look Out Below" and ended on October 30, 2014 with "Brother-in-Loss".

Season 4

Main Article: Season Four

Season Four premiered on January 29, 2015 with "Welcome to Miami" and ended on October 22, 2015 with "Doomed".

Season 5

Main Article: Season Five

Season Five premiered on February 11, 2016 with "HellCopter" and ended on November 3, 2016 with "Nitro Circus Spectacular".

Season 6

Main Article: Season Six

Season Six premiered on February 9, 2017 with "Swim Shady" and ended on November 2, 2017 with "G.I. Jokers".

Season 7

Main Article: Season Seven

Season Seven premiered on February 1, 2018 with "The Marathon Man" and will end sometime on November 1, 2018.

Season 8

Main Article: Season Eight

Season Eight will premiere on Febraury 7, 2019 and it will end in November 2019.

Spin-off Series

Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes 2016-present

Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes is a spin-off of Impractical Jokers in which episodes that have already aired are shown again with pop-up facts throughout, including behind-the-scenes stories and facts directly from the Jokers. The first episode of Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes aired on July 14, 2016, following the mid season preimire of Impractical Jokers British Invasion.

Impractical Jokers: After Party 2017-present

Impractical Jokers: After Party is a spin-off of Impractical Jokers, hosted by Joey Fatone, in which the Jokers and surprise guests go through a deep dive of challenges, special play-by-play punishment analysis from the latest episode, and bonus content from the latest episode or the whole show. The first episode of the series aired on August 3, 2017 after the episode "The Q-Pay" had aired.

Jokers Wild. 2014-2014

Jokers Wild was a spin-off of Impractical Jokers which included all four Jokers hosting a reflections show in a built studio in front of an audience. The Jokers would reminisce about their friendship and past and perform skits in form of reflections of random comedy. A few reoccurring skits an segments were Interview with an Uncle feat. Sal and his niece and Mail feat. new mailmen every episode. The series was canceled after one season, airing in 2014 with 4 episodes.

Specials

As of November 24, 2017, twenty-four specials of Impractical Jokers have aired. These episodes have aired alongside or after a season has finished airing.

No. Title Airdate Viewers

(in millions)

Notes
1 "Joker's Choice" February 2, 2012 1.30
2 "Inside Jokes" May 8, 2014 N/A 1 hour special
3 "Happy Father's Day!" June 15, 2014 0.77 this episode is in honor of Joe's Dad
4 "Practically Live" March 26, 2015 0.98 1 hour special
5 "Funny 'Cause It Hurts" April 30, 2015 0.75
6 "Anatomy of a Challenge" August 31, 2015 0.82
7 "Unseen Scenes" September 1, 2015 0.56 features never before-seen footage
8 "Fan-tastic Countdown" September 2, 2015 0.90 countdown of the Joker's favorite moments
9 "One Night Stand Up" October 1, 2015 0.61 90-minute special
10 "Impractical Jokers' Joker Bowl:

The Pros Weigh In"

February 4, 2016 N/A
11 "NCAA March Madness Showdown" March 13, 2016 0.65
12 "All Aboard" May 19, 2016 0.74
13 "British Invasion" July 14, 2016 1.15
14 "One Night at the Grand" September 1, 2016 0.56
15 "Fantastic Access" September 8, 2016 0.67
16 "A Day in the Life" October 31, 2016 0.49
17 "NCAA March Madness Bracket Attack" March 12, 2017 0.52
18 "After Party" May 11, 2017 0.64
19 "The Murray Jury" October 26, 2017 0.69
20 "Sizing Up Sal" October 26, 2017 0.64
21 "Judging Joe" October 26, 2017 0.62
22 "Critiquing Q" October 26, 2017 0.58
23 "Punishment Countdown" November 2, 2017 0.63
24 "Humiliation for the Holidays" November 24, 2017 0.44

Trivia

  • The show was originally called Mission Impossible
  • The show originally was to air on Spike TV but it got turned down.