Comedy Central favorite Reno 911! came kicking down the doors of our lives this week, with original series creators, writers, and cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver bringing the dysfunctional Dangle (Lennon) and his deputies to Quibi for a new season protecting the mean streets of Nevada. This week, we've been previewing the series return with a look at scenes from the season as well as some examples of how our squad has learned to embrace the joys of social media. Perfect example? Lennon's Lt. Dangle, who shows us sides to himself (literally) we never thought we'd get a chance to see. No spoilers, but let's just say the Tiger King homage to Joe Exotic cross with lightsabers is actually the least disturbing of the two clips you're about to see:
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Originally running from 2003 to 2009 on Comedy Central, the mockumentary-style series parodied popular "crime cam" series such as Cops and developed a strong fan-following based on the combination of the cast's improv skills and dysfunctional family feel with the show's unscripted vibe. Nevada's finest found themselves taking a trip to the big screen with 2007 feature film Reno 911!: Miami. Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Ian Roberts, Joe LoTruglio, and Mary Birdsong have returned for the new season. Peter Principato of Artists First executive produces alongside with Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. Comedy Central Productions is set to produce, with more casting news set to come before the series' May 4 premiere.
Comedy Central Original Content co-heads Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen are excited to give the show's fanbase what they've been asking for, for some time: "We are very excited to partner with Ben, Kerri and Tom, three of the most gifted multi-hyphenates in comedy, to bring more of their iconic series 'Reno 911!' to the world. Fans demanded this for a long time and Comedy Central Productions and Quibi are thrilled to help answer that kind of 911 call." Reno 911! is the second project Lennon has set up at the service, with comedy series Winos also expected to premiere some time this year.