Why did Impractical Jokers get cancelled?

Impractical Jokers was cancelled due to its unpopularity on the channel, however, the show found new life on truTV as it is set to shoot the tenth season.

Impractical Jokers was first cancelled in April 2014. At the time of the announcement, the show was in its third season, after having premiered the first season back in 2011. It was reportedly cancelled due to its lack of popularity on its channel.

Ironically, the highest rated episode on IMDb is an episode from the third season, which was titled “The Permanent Punishment,” which was the twenty-seventh episode of the third season.

The premise was detailed as, “Q, Murr, Sal, and Joe provide a false sense of security to some sassy shoppers at a drugstore, and the competition reaches new heights during a rematch of their balloon challenge in the grocery store. And tonight the guys laugh and cry their way through the first ever permanent punishment!”

Aforementioned are the names of the hosts and real-life best friends, Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano and Joe Gatto.

The best friends have all been part of the show together since its inception. Therefore, after the show was picked up by truTV, they all returned. To date, the show has had nine seasons and has been confirmed to have been greenlit for a tenth season.

In February 2021, speaking on the matter, General Manager of TBS, TNT and truTV, Brett Weitz was quoted as saying:

“From the very first dinner I had with Joe, James, Brian and Sal, I knew I loved spending time with them, and that our audiences would as well. And here we are, greenlighting a tenth season. We’re proud to be the home, where the guys can continue to flex their creative muscles, continue to evolve their comedy and build new IP that we can introduce into the larger WarnerMedia family.”