Emmy-Nominated BILLY ON THE STREET Leaving TruTv
Deadline reports that Emmy-nominated BILLY ON THE STREET is leaving truTV after 2 years. However, the comedic game show is not cancelled. There is no word yet on where the show will end up, but host Billy Eichner has addressed the news in a positive light.
"We have had a fantastic, life changing, Emmy nominated time working with my friends at truTV & I can't thank them enough. They're the best," tweeted Eichner.
He also previously shared a cryptic tweet about the show, saying that there were changes happening.
"For those asking, yes BILLY ON THE STREET will be back! But we're shifting gears a bit...exciting things ahead...more will be revealed soon," tweeted Eichner.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Eichner, who can currently be seen on the new season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Eichner anticipated the changes in his beloved show.
"My gut tells me that Billy on the Street has always been a bit of an evolving animal. It started off in segments in my live show, then became segments online, then became a long-form show on one network, then moved to another network, but still had pieces going viral all the time . . . I want to meet my fans where they are, so it's certainly not going away. I would hate for it to go away. I don't know if it's going to take up as much space in my brain as it used to, as much time in my schedule as it used to, but I think it will continue to be a part of my life, and I just have to weave it into all of the other things I'm trying to do," he said.
BILLY ON THE STREET follows Eichner around the streets of New York City where he quizzes random people about pop culture, often with celebrities like Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd and Tina Fey in toe. The show recently lost the Emmy for Variety Sketch Series to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.