After being the only one to sign up for a Shenanigans sweepstakes, José, a nerdy fan of the show, is allowed to work with the cast members on their next episode. A Windex-free Trey joins as well, impressing the gang by suggesting that they split up into teams to tackle two episodes at once. After the newcomers join Michael and Gabe’s team, James brings Derek, Michael’s eccentric brother, on board his and Marcela’s side in order to even out the teams. When the original cast members find out they dislike their new recruits as much as they dislike each other, tensions begin to run high. Are the Shenani-friends at risk of becoming enemies?
Shenanigans is a narrative comedy show about four friends filming a weekly prank show with almost no money after irresponsibly wasting their accidentally large budget on a house and a car. The real prank is on them as their own incompetence lead to a string of underwhelming pranks, constantly endangering their status as an active television program. The show much more closely follows the development of the four main characters' relationships with one another than it does the actual production of the show they are required to make. Shenanigans is a completely student-run television series under the Texas Student Television network at the University of Texas at Austin. Shenanigans will air six 30-minute episodes to be completed by the end of May (end of UT spring semester) on the TSTV channel which broadcasts to all on-campus televisions as well as some areas in central Austin which can be watched by antenna. This series poses as a learning opportunity for UT students for both the production and creative aspect of broadcasting a television show.