One of Comedy Central's stalwarts has been renewed for another season. Reno 911 will go back into production for season six this month in preparation of its March 12, 2009 debut, as reported by Broadcasting & Cable. But it won't just be the same old pigs goofin' off in short shorts; the series is adding two new cast members.
The creators of Comedy Central's Reno 911! are taking their cop spoof to the big screen.
Reno 911!: Miami, which starts shooting January 23 in Miami and Los Angeles, finds the officers visiting a national police convention in Miami Beach at the height of spring break. When the convention center is bio-attacked, it's up to Reno's "finest" to save the day.
The 20th Century Fox/Paramount production will be directed by the TV series' co-creator, Robert Ben Garant, who also co-wrote the script of the improvisational-based project and will star.
The cast also includes co-creator/writers Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney as well as series stars Niecy Nash, Mary Birdsong, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
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USA Network has formally ordered the comedy-drama pilot Underfunded, which it views as a companion piece for its oddball crime saga Monk.
Stage actor Mather Zickel, best known for playing Mike Powers on Comedy Central's Reno 911!, has signed on for the lead role, lifting the cast-contingency on the project.
Zickel will play as Darryl Freehorn, star agent for the little-known Canadian Secret Service whose brilliance in the field compensates for the woefully underfunded agency's lack of resources. Production is slated to begin February 6 in Vancouver.
Zickel's credits also include the ABC biopic Gilda Radner: It's Always Something, in which he played Bill Murray.