Brand New Episodes of Crank Yankers to Air on MTV2
Hilarious Puppet Crank Call Series Finds New Home on MTV2
NEW YORK, July 14 -- MTV2 announced a deal today that will
bring brand new episodes of Crank Yankers to the network. Originally
premiering on Comedy Central in 2002, MTV2 has greenlit eight new episodes
of the hysterical, critically acclaimed series that features actual prank
calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests re-enacted by its colorful
cast of puppets.
"Just when you thought it was safe to answer the phone ... Crank
Yankers is back and we're thrilled that MTV2 is the place for viewers to
find brand new episodes," said Tony DiSanto, Head of Programming, MTV2.
"The show's devious sense of humor fits right in with our creative
sensibility ... and we're looking forward to running up the phone bills."
"With all the trouble in the world, it's comforting to know that MTV2
understands how vital crank phone calls made by puppets are to this
nation," stated Daniel Kellison, a Partner in Jackhole Industries.
Crank Yankers is produced by Jackhole Industries (The Man Show, Jimmy
Kimmel Live, The Andy Milonakis Show), the production entity comprised of
Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison, and Adam Carolla. Past show regulars have
included Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Wanda Sykes, Jim Florentine, Dane
Cook, Sarah Silverman and Tracy Morgan. Past guest celebrity voices
included Dave Chappelle, Ludacris, Seth MacFarlane, Dennis Leary, Stephen
Colbert, Eminem and SNL's Fred Armisen. The puppets are designed by Funny
Garbage, and the title music is by Fountains of Wayne. Crank Yankers is
executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison, and Adam Carolla. Tony
DiSanto serves as the Production Executive on the show for MTV2.
MTV2 is coming off its highest rated second quarter in network's
history among P12-34, posting growth for the fourteenth consecutive
quarter. Now in over 61 million homes and possessing the highest
concentration of young males (M12-24: 33%) in all of television (50+
million subs), MTV2 reached new ratings milestones in channel history
during the months of April, May and June 2006 among P12-34 anchored by the
launch of the Sic' Emation block with Celebrity Deathmatch becoming the
highest rated MTV2 series premiere telecast ever.
For more information on MTV2, please visit http://www.mtv2.com.
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