The Winter TCA’s are in full swing and with all of the announcements, Comedy Central announced an interesting and entertaining return.
According to a press release from the network, Comedy Central ordered 20 episodes of 30-minute comedy Crank Yankers, marking the beloved series’ return to the brand.
Updated for a digitally driven audience, the world’s favorite profane puppets will be pranking on phones, social media, e-sport platforms 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.
“Crank Yankers has always been my favorite show to make. Nothing is more fun or makes me laugh harder than a great crank call and I am thrilled that Comedy Central asked us to do it again,” said Jimmy Kimmel. “At this time, I would like to ask all Americans to disable their caller ID. Thank you.”