Comedy Central is bringing back Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla’s “Crank Yankers,” the Viacom-owned cable channel revealed Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
The revived “Crank Yankers” will get 20 new half-hour episodes from Comedy Central.
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, per the cable network.
This version of “Crank Yankers” will be Jimmy Kimmel’s first project for his newly formed production banner Kimmelot. Last week, Scott Lonker left agency CAA to run Kimmelot, a media company that will create scripted and unscripted content as well as digital and mobile apps, per its mission statement.
Jimmy’s younger brother Jonathan Kimmel will serve as showrunner and executive producer. He’ll be joined by executive producers and creators Jimmy Kimmel, 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.”