The new show stars comedian Adam Conover, who takes an honest yet comical look at topics most people take for granted. Backing his reporting with science and historical facts, he seeks to reveal the truth about common misconceptions while also entertaining his audience. A release describing the show calls Conover “like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it whether you like it or not.”
TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything was inspired by a web series of the same name initially created by Big Breakfast for CollegeHumor Originals. The first episode, “Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam,” has garnered over 5.6 million views on YouTube. Overall, the entire Adam Ruins Everything CollegeHumor series has more than 20 million total views.
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Conover will executive produce Adam Ruins Everything alongside Big Breakfast’s Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin, and Jon Cohen. No premiere date for TruTV’s upcoming CollegeHumor spin-off has been announced as of yet.