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MTV Greenlights Sketch Comedy Series

Oct 2, 2006  •  Post A Comment

MTV announced Monday a new sketch comedy series “Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz” for a first-quarter 2007 premiere. The series will star Mr. Cannon, who also leads the MTV improv comedy series “Nick Cannon Present’s Wild ‘N Out,” which is in its third season.

“Nick pitched this show as a way to do for sketch comedy what ‘Wild ‘N Out’ did for Improv-infuse it with a hip-hop vibe and Nick’s own brand of edgy humor,” said Tony DiSanto, Executive Producer, MTV. “It is a scripted companion piece to ‘Wild ‘N Out,’ providing an expanded platform for some of the great comedic talent from that show and a way to break new talent.”

MTV has ordered eight episodes of the series.