Turner’s TruTV, which televised a number of NCAA March Madness basketball games this year, is adding to its roster of sports programs.
At its upfront presentation in New York last night, Tru announced a slate of new programming, and sports and competition series played a big part of it.
NFL Films is producing a new unscripted series for the network, “Semi-Pro” (working title). The series follows a team of semi-pro football players as they practice, play and hit the bars after the game.
“Semi-Pro” is the second series to come to TruTV from NFL Films. Last year the channel televised “NFL Full Contact,” which was a behind the scenes look at an NFL game.
Another sports-themed series coming to Tru this year is MotoClash (wt), which is from producers Tony Scott and Ridley Scott. The series chronicles World MotoClash, the longest motorcycle race in the world.
Other competition series include “Guinness World Records” (wt) which has a pair of brothers traveling the country trying to help people break Guinness world records.
Finally, TruTV has acquired off-network rights to the ABC series “Wipeout,” which will debut on Tru this Fall.
More information on these and the other pickups, after the jump.