Adam Ruins Everything received a pilot order from TruTV in February 2015 and was picked up for a full season three months later. It is based on a series of videos on the CollegeHumor website and YouTube channel. In each installment, host Adam Conover, who is described in a press release as “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,” leads viewers through a discussion on a certain topic. By the end of each episode, if Conover is persuasive enough, that topic will be ruined for you. Sorry.
If you’re curious about what sort of tone to expect, you can watch the Adam Ruins Everything YouTube videos. The most famous one, concerning engagement rings, has received more than 6.5 million views since its Valentine’s Day release in 2014. TruTV has also shared a preview for its newest show:
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Adam Ruins Everything is one of several TV projects CollegeHumor through its Big Breakfast studio, which it launched in 2014. Big Breakfast has created a pilot based off the long-running web series Jake and Amir, and a late night MTV talk show, Middle of the Night Show, is in the works as well.
The first season of Adam Ruins Everything will consist of 12 half-hour episodes. You can check it out on TruTV, which is available in approximately 89.7 million American homes.