NEW YORK, December 17, 2007 – Law and disorder continue on COMEDY CENTRAL as “RENO 911!” returns for a fifth season. The half-hour comedy is created by and stars Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Thomas Lennon as cops on patrol in Reno, Nevada. The season premiere debuts Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30 p.m.
In the debut episode, find out if Garcia steals Dangle’s husband and who is the father of Deputy Wiegel’s baby. Guest stars in the episode include Christina Applegate, Lisa Lampanelli and Nick Swardson. Future episodes feature the deputies working as fast food employees, raising money by becoming door-to-door salesmen and building a section of the wall to keep Mexicans from the crossing the U.S. border. Other guest stars this season include Diedrich Bader, Seth Green, George Lopez and Ryan Stiles.
The 16-episode series is a Jersey Television production in association with COMEDY CENTRAL. This hilarious take on the traditional cop drama is a character-driven comedy with soap opera-like twists and turns.
On comedycentral.com, the “RENO 911!” site will include new Web exclusive content, featuring original videos, a new game and previews and highlights from each new episode. The Web exclusive content, entitled “Cop Psychology,” presents in 8 installments the psychological evaluation of each Reno officer by a certified professional. These videos will roll out on the site weekly following each new episode of the show. Existing site features include cast and character bios, message boards, downloads, and even more exclusive video content.
“RENO 911’s!” premiere telecast was among the most successful in network history and it continues to be one of the network’s most highly-rated series. “RENO 911!” gives viewers the chance to witness the men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department at work and at play, offering a hilarious and unexpected spoof of the traditional cop reality program. With an ensemble cast that features “Viva Variety” and “The State” alumni Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Thomas Lennon, “RENO 911!” is a narrative comedy about the adventures and relationships of a local Reno, Nevada precinct. Joining Garant, Kenney-Silver and Lennon on the “Reno 911!” beat are Carlos Alazraqui, Mary Birdsong, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash and Cedric Yarbrough.
Credits for “RENO 911!” include John Landgraf, Garant, Kenney-Silver and Lennon as executive producers and Peter Principato and Paul Young as co-executive producers. Jim Sharp and Monika Zielinska serve as the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL. Jersey Television was formerly headed by John Landgraf, who is now president and general manager of the cable network FX.
Landgraf continues to executive produce “RENO 911!,” along with his former Jersey partners Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.
The debut episode of “RENO 911!” is sponsored by Mitsubishi.
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