Variety, Comedy Central

‘Classic’ Comedy Series Being Revived

Dec 6, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A comedy series that is being described as “classic” — although your mileage may vary — is being revived for what will be its seventh season. Variety reports that the revival of the former Comedy Central series “Reno 911!” is set to launch on Quibi in April 2020.

The original version of the mockumentary-style show, parodying shows such as “Cops,” ran from 2003 to 2009.

“Original series creators and cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver are attached to write and star in the new season,” Variety reports. “Peter Principato of Artists First will executive produce the revived series along with Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. Comedy Central Productions, Comedy Central’s new studio-production arm, will produce.”

Lennon is quoted saying: “’Reno 911!’ holds a special place in our hearts, and it will be a delight to get the original cast back together for ‘re-boot goofin’.’ Hopefully Nick Swardson can still roller skate. Quibi’s short format seems custom made for our show.”

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