“CRANK YANKERS” RETURNS TO COMEDY CENTRAL(R) SEPTEMBER 25 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SEASON 23 PREMIERE OF “SOUTH PARK”
Voice Talent Include Adam Carolla, Arturo Castro, Will Forte, Nikki Glaser, David Alan Grier, Kathy Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Abbi Jacobson, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Demetri Martin, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Nealon, Adam Pally, Chelsea Peretti, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Ross, Tony Barbieri, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy O. Yang, Derek Waters and Many More
Puppets Include Spoonie Luv, Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, Terrence Catheter, The Truth, Mr. Birchum, and Many More
NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – With a first public look at the returning favorite, Comedy Central announced today that Crank Yankers kicks off an all-new season on September 25th at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the season 23 premiere of South Park.
Season 5 will feature beloved characters such as Spoonie Luv, Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, The Truth, Terrence Catheter, Mr. Birchum and more, with voice talent including, but not limited to, Adam Carolla, Arturo Castro, Will Forte, Nikki Glaser, David Alan Grier, Kathy Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Abbi Jacobson, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Demetri Martin, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Nealon, Adam Pally, Chelsea Peretti, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Ross, Tony Barbieri, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy O. Yang, and Derek Waters.
As previously announced at TCA in February, Comedy Central has ordered 20 episodes of 30-minute comedy, marking the beloved series’ return to the brand. The show will keep its familiar format and include updates for a digitally driven audience, with the world’s favorite irreverent puppets pranking on phones, online, and any venue where trouble can be made. This will be Jimmy Kimmel’s first project for his newly formed production banner KIMMELOT. Jonathan Kimmel will serve as showrunner and executive producer, joined by executive producers/creators Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison. (Comedy Central)
It’s a golden time for American Rust.
The former USA Network series-to-be has been revived by Showtime under the title Rust, with Jeff Daniels to star and exec produce, Variety reports.
Said Showtime in a statement:
“Jeff Daniels is a bona fide giant on stage and screen, and Dan Futterman is a special writer and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them together at Showtime. With vibrant characters caught in an unpredictable murder mystery, ‘Rust’ will tell the relevant and touching human story of the corrosion of the American dream.”
Rust is slated to premiere in 2020 on Showtime.
Nash Bridges is getting the reboot treatment on USA Network, 18 years after ending its six season run on CBS.
Per THR, the reboot will be in the form of a two-hour TV special, though producers hope it will bridge the way to a full series reboot:
[Don] Johnson is set to reprise his role running San Francisco’s Special Investigation Unit in what sources say is a two-hour TV special.
Sources note that while the project is in its early development stages, Village Roadshow hopes that the special serves as a back-door pilot of sorts for a broader drama series.
A.P. Bio is back in class.
NBC has revived the comedy for its upcoming streaming service, months after the show was cancelled in May, CancelRenewTV.com has confirmed.
Showrunner Mike O’Brien said in a statement:
“I’m so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the fans. The entire cast and I are thrilled that we get to create more and I’m excited to work with the NBCU streaming platform.”
A.P. Bio Season 3 is slated to stream in 2020 to help spearhead to launch of NBC Universal’s streaming service.
WRITTEN, PRODUCED, STARRING AND DIRECTED BY ALTON BROWN, LONG-ANTICIPATED NEW SEASON OF LANDMARK SERIES “GOOD EATS” JOINS FOOD NETWORK PRIMETIME LINEUP
GOOD EATS: THE RETURN PREMIERES WITH DOUBLE EPISODES ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th AT 10PM AND 10:30PM ET/PT
NEW YORK – July 15, 2019 – Alton Brown is bringing back the groundbreaking series that inspired a generation of food fans with culinary science, history, comedy, puppets, cameras inside appliances and great recipes with Good Eats: The Return, premiering on Sunday, August 25th with double episodes at 10pm and 10:30pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network. These airings mark the first new, original Good Eats episodes since 2012. The season tackles a brand-new menu of food exploration as only Alton can, with episode titles including “American Classics X: Chicken Parm,” “Every Grain Old is New Again,” and “Rich Little Poor Boy.”
“Many of our viewers fell in love with food by watching Alton on Good Eats and they are not shy in letting us know they are hungry for more,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “We also cannot wait to give the next generation of fans the opportunity to discover the show, which is chock-full of food facts, comedic skits and fantastic recipes, all in Alton’s inimitable style.”
“I took a break to work on live tour shows and a game show (Cutthroat Kitchen) and a book that I needed to get out of my system. Now it’s time to get back to work and that work is Good Eats: The Return,” said Alton Brown.
Each episode of Good Eats takes an informative and comedic deep dive into a specific ingredient or dish through Alton’s eyes. Punctuated by pop culture, tried-and-true recipes and the show’s unique cast of characters, Good Eats is about food in its finest and funniest form. In the season premiere, Alton makes the argument that Italian food as we know it was actually invented in America and that Chicken Parmesan is the dish where it all began – and yet, an Italian canned tomato makes it all possible. The episode immediately following explores ancient American grains amaranth, chia and quinoa. They are making a comeback due to their versatility and nutritional content, and Alton shows how to make the most of these very old kitchen newcomers. Upcoming episode themes include the ultimate sourdough recipe, shakshuka and steak tartare.
Good Eats, written, produced and hosted by Alton Brown, originally premiered on Food Network in 1999 and ran for thirteen years. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking, and the occasional belching puppet, Good Eats has millions of fans and garnered a coveted Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2007.