Reno 911 Offers Best of Dangle, Wiegel and Junior; New Quibi Previews

Comedy Central favorite Reno 911! makes an arresting return this Monday, 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. To get everyone up-to-speed on the "who's who" and offer longtime fans a nice trip down memory lane, the short-form content service is looking back at the best that Lt. Dangle, and Deputies Trudy Wiegel (Kenney-Silver) and Travis Junior (Garant) had to offer in the following feature videos. Just make sure to stay through until the end.

The crew from Reno 911! are back, courtesy of Quibi.
The crew from Reno 911! are back, courtesy of Quibi.

Because at the end of each clip, there's also a preview of the upcoming season on Quibi. In the first, we see Dangle showing off his insane parkour skills. Now if only his skills at paying attention and reading a GPS were as strong. Following that, deputies Wiegel and Jones (Cedric Yarbrough) institute "Operation: Frown Upside Down." Let's just say that someone isn't a Jennifer Lopez and Awkwafina fan. Finally, wonderfully well-played mind-f**k leaves Dangle in the middle of an existential crisis (and in the middle of the street).

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.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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