The comedy series RENO 911! is coming back for Season 7, thanks to a new deal between Quibi and Comedy Central Productions. The COPS inspired comedy was created by and stars Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Thomas Lennon, all of whom are attached to write and star in the new season. The show ran for six seasons on Comedy Central and let viewers ridealong with the men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department.
The announcement stated that Peter Principato of Artists First will executive produce the series along with Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. No word yet on Wendi McLendon-Covey, who now stars on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” but who played an amazing role in the original series.
“RENO 911! holds a special place in our hearts, and it will be a delight to get the original cast back together for ‘re-boot goofin.’ Hopefully Nick Swardson can still roller skate,” said Thomas Lennon, writer and star. “Quibi’s short format seems custom made for our show.”
“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,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Comedy Central’s Co-Heads of Original Content. “Fans demanded this for a long time and Comedy Central Productions and Quibi are thrilled to help answer that kind of 911 call.”
“I couldn’t say it better than Sarah and Jonas, and I for one will sleep soundly knowing RENO 911! is back on the beat keeping our streets safe once again,” said Doug Herzog, Quibi.
CCP holds first look development deals with Derek Waters; Paulilu, the production company from Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs; Anthony King; Irony Point, the production company from Daniel Powell and Alex Bach; Stuart Miller; and Donick Cary. Back in November, Quibi announced that Cara Delevingne will host a prank show.
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