prior to this season there was a story about some networks including trutv wanting to reduce the commercial load per episode Apparently that was only for the first run. So IJ is left with extra minutes to fill that would have to not appear to on the reruns. This was their solution. I haven't compared the previous season show lengths without commercials to this season without commercials and without goofy guy to test this theory. I'm not bothered by it. I was bothered by it when I thought it was the start of the next half hour and my tivo was missing a 'talking dead' style full half hour show. Its not the worst.