Jimmy Kimmel’s prank call show, “Crank Yankers,” will return of a new fifth season September 25 on Comedy Central. The network released a puppet-packed trailer Wednesday, which you can watch above.
This season will feature voice acting from the creators Kimmel and Adam Carolla, as well Tiffany Haddish, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Kroll, Jeff Ross, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Nikki Glaser, David Alan Grier, Kathy Griffin, Arturo Castro, Will Forte, Lil Rel Howery, Abbi Jacobson, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Nealon, Adam Pally, Chelsea Peretti, Tony Barbieri, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, Jimmy O. Yang and Derek Waters.
Puppet characters like Spoonie Luv, Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, The Truth, Terrence Catheter and Mr. Birchum will return as well.
Comedy Central ordered 20 new episodes of “Crank Yankers” at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in February. The series originally aired on the network from 2002 to 2007.
According to the network, the new “Crank Yankers” has been updated for a digitally driven audience, with the world’s favorite profane puppets pranking on phones, social media, e-sport platforms and any venue where trouble can be made.
“‘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,” Kimmel said in February. “At this time, I would like to ask all Americans to disable their caller ID. Thank you.”
Jimmy’s younger brother Jonathan Kimmel serves as showrunner and executive producer, and is joined by executive producers and creators Kimmel, Carolla and Daniel Kellison.