COMEDY CENTRAL®DIALS UP A JULY 23 LAUNCH FOR "RENO 911!"
STARRING BEN GARANT, KERRI KENNEY AND TOM LENNON
Garant, Kenney And Lennon Back At COMEDY CENTRAL
Where They Previously Produced "Viva Variety"
NEW YORK, February 18, 2003 -- COMEDY CENTRAL has given the green light to "Reno 911!," a 30-minute unscripted comedy starring Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney and Tom Lennon as cops patrolling Reno, Nevada, it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, senior vice president, original programming & head of development. Also announced was the balance of the all-comedy network's Spring 2003 development slate. "Reno 911!" is set to debut July 23 at 10:30 p.m.
COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered 13 episodes of "Reno 911!," which is a Jersey Television production in association with COMEDY CENTRAL. John Landgraf, Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney and Tom Lennon are the executive producers with Jim Sharp serving as the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL. This hilarious take on the traditional cop drama is a character-driven comedy with soap opera like twists and turns. Joining Garant, Kenney and Lennon on the "Reno 911!" beat are Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Carlos Alazraqui and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
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