RENO RULES - IN THE NAME OF THE LAW!
COMEDY CENTRAL'S® "RENO 911!" RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON
New Season To Debut Second Quarter 2004 With 13 New Episodes
NEW YORK, September 15, 2003 -- The officers are on patrol again as COMEDY CENTRAL's "RENO 911!" returns for a second season to debut second quarter 2004. The half-hour comedy is created by and stars Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney and Thomas Lennon as cops patrolling Reno, Nevada. The 13-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.
"RENO 911's!" premiere telecast (July 23) was among the most successful in network history drawing more than 2.1 million viewers and it continues to be one of the network's most highly rated series.
"RENO 911! has been a resounding success for the network both critically and from a ratings standpoint," says Lauren Corrao, senior vice president original programming and development. "The characters created by Tom, Ben, Kerri and the cast are so funny and provocative that you can't wait to see what they do from one week to the next."
"RENO 911!" currently airs on Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. with encore presentations on Wednesday at 12:30 a.m., Friday at 12:30 a.m., Saturday at 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight, Sunday at noon and 12:30 p.m. and Monday at 10:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m., midnight at 12:30 a.m.
"RENO 911!" gives viewers the chance to witness the men and women of the Washoe County 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 and Thomas Lennon, "RENO 911!" is a narrative comedy about the adventures and relationships of a local Reno, Nevada precinct. Joining Garant, Kenney and Lennon on the "Reno 911!" beat are Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Carlos Alazraqui and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
The series brings viewers into the squad car as the officers swing into action, from responding to 911 calls concerning everything from speeding violations and prostitution to staking out a drug den. Within each episode, viewers are given an insider's view of the "RENO 911!" cops' uncensored opinions, ranging from their most personal feelings to professional critiques of their colleagues.
Credits for "RENO 911!" include Garant, Kenney and Lennon and John Landgraf as executive producers, Peter Principato and Paul Young as co-executive producers and Jim Sharp serving as the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Jersey Television is headed by Landgraf, working closely with his partners Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher. In the four years of its existence, the company has produced nine primetime comedy and drama pilots, five of which have become television series ("The American"/Embassy/FBC, "UC: Undercover"/NBC, "Kate Brasher"/CBS, "RENO 911!"/COMEDY CENTRAL and "Karen Sisco"/ABC). Landgraf, DeVito, Shamberg and Sher have served as executive producers on all of these projects.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 83 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com