Quibi and Comedy Central are bringing back comedy series “Reno 911!” for a seventh season after a decade off the air.
The revival, which was announced on Friday, will be produced by Quibi and Comedy Central Productions. Creators Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Thomas Lennon will all be returning to write and star in the new season.
Danny DeVito is also attached to executive produce, along with Peter Principato of Artists First, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. More cast will be announced at a later date.
“Reno 911!” ran for six seasons of Comedy Central from 2003 to 2009, and followed the shenanigans of the Reno Sheriff’s Department.
“RENO 911! holds a special place in our hearts, and it will be a delight to get the original cast back together for ‘re-boot goofin.’ Hopefully Nick Swardson can still roller skate,” Lennon said. “Quibi’s short format seems custom made for our show.”
“We are very excited to partner with Ben, Kerri and Tom, three of the most gifted multi-hyphenates in comedy, to bring more of their iconic series RENO 911! to the world,” Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Comedy Central’s co-heads of Original Content, said. “Fans demanded this for a long time and Comedy Central Productions and Quibi are thrilled to help answer that kind of 911 call.”
“I couldn’t say it better than Sarah and Jonas, and I for one will sleep soundly knowing ‘RENO 911!’ is back on the beat keeping our streets safe once again,” Doug Herzog of Quibi said.
Quibi launches on April 6, 2020.