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[07/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
Brand New Episodes of Crank Yankers to Air on MTV2

[via press release from MTV2]

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.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

SOURCE MTV
http://www.mtv2.com http://www.mtv.com





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