“Billy on the Street” will make its new home on the web after its departure from truTV, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The game show that preys on unsuspecting people to be contestants will now be “a third of the half-hour” of its older episodes which aired on Fuse and truTV. Funny or Die will return to produce the web series along with the ride-sharing app, Lyft.
The revamped series’ guests include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tiffany Haddish, Kate McKinnon and Emma Stone with more to be announced.
“I’m back to heal the country…and the world! After five seasons of the TV series, I knew I wanted to set the show aside in order to create some time in my schedule to pursue other projects,” Eichner said in a statement. “Now that those are taking shape, I’m truly thrilled we’ve found a way to bring Billy on the Street back that makes so much sense for this particular show. As we all know, this is a very divisive, anxiety-ridden time and I hope these new segments — featuring the most stunning roster of guests we’ve ever had — give people a small burst of joy in their timelines while allowing me to comment on culture and the world at large in the unique way this show allows me to.”
He also announced the news on Twitter.
I HAVE SOME NEWS…BILLY ON THE STREET is COMING BACK!!!!!!! With special guests EMMA STONE, TIFFANY HADDISH, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, KATE McKINNON and MORE!!! LET’S GO LESBIANS, LET’S GO!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Wz5HIuZHzw
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 5, 2018