Reno 911! renewed for a second season at Quibi
Quibi has officially renewed Thomas Lennon’s Reno 911! revival series for a second season. The renewal comes ahead of the series’ forthcoming season finale which will be available for streaming on Monday, September 7.
“We are thrilled about the pickup, but we’re even more thrilled about getting to leave our living rooms for the first time in five months,” series co-creators Lennon, Ben Garant and Kenney-Silver said in a joint statement (via Deadline).
The Reno 911! revival series features the return of the original cast led by writers and creators Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerry Kenney-Silver. Joining them are Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, and Carlos Alazraqui. Ian Roberts, Joe LoTruglio, and Mary Birdsong. Guest stars this season include Dave Holmes, Patton Oswalt, Tim Allen, and Ron Pearlman.
Reno 911! lets viewers ride shotgun with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they lay down the law and put their lives on the line. The Reno 911! camera doesn’t blink — and when the bullets start flying, the Reno Sheriff’s Department will be right behind you.
The classic mockumentary comedy series, which ran from 2003 to 2009, featured dialogue that was mostly unscripted with the cast relying heavily on improvisation. A movie adaptation, Reno 911!: Miami, was released in 2007, earning over $22 million at the worldwide box office from a $10 million budget.
Artists First’s Peter Principato will serve as executive producer alongside Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. Wendi McLendon-Covey will also produce. Comedy Central’s new studio-production arm, Comedy Central Productions, will produce the seventh season for Quibi.
The Reno 911! revival series debuted its seventh season on May 4 to rave reviews from critics, landing two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Kerri Kenney-Silver.