Lt. Jim Dangle and company are back for an early comedy Christmas present on Paramount+ this December 23, or as we here at TV Shows Ace call it, Christmas Eve-Eve. Reno 911! The Hunt For QAnon has brought the band back together.
MTV Entertainment Studios’ new special will reunite the original cast of Reno 911!
Today, Paramount+ and MTV Entertainment Studios announced the new special would premiere Thursday, Dec. 23, exclusively on the service.
The Reno 911! Special premise
The team is on a mission to locate the only Q, the one behind all QAnon conspiracies.
Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon follows the deputies from the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they get stuck at a QAnon convention out at sea, as they manage to escape, only to discover that they’ve washed up at Jeffrey Epstein’s old island.
This special boasts the original Emmy-nominated Reno 911! cast, including Thomas Lennon as Dangle, Robert Ben Garant as Travis Junior, Kerri Kenney-Silver as Trudy Wiegel, Cedric Yarbrough as S. Jones, Carlos Alazraqui as James Oswaldo Garcia, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Clementine Johnson, Niecy Nash as Raineesha Williams/X, Mary Birdsong as Cherisha Kimball, and Ian Roberts as Sergeant Jack Declan.
About Reno 911!
This satirical mockumentary hit the 100 episode mark as it ran from 2003 to 2009 on Comedy Central. It briefly had a resurrection on Quibi for 25 mini-episodes back in 2020.
However, the original series ended with a bang, an explosion that wiped out a few of the Reno Sheriff’s Department’s deputies at the end of season 5. The establishment blown up accidentally blown up was Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! where Terry (Nick Swardson) had worked. The Department float went rogue and crashed into the restaurant.
The deceased were Deputy Garcia (Alazraqui), Deputy Kimball (Birdsong), and Deputy Johnson (McLendon-Covey). But somehow, they were back from the dead for the Quibi effort.
But for season 6 of the original run of Reno 911!, the lack of Deputy Garcia, Deputy Kimball, and Deputy Johnson left a mark on the ensemble.
Despite all the time away from the series, the original cast picked up their characters effortlessly, like riding a bicycle. Their Quibi run was also critically well-received, and now Paramount+ has picked up the ball.
The creatives behind Paramount+ new special The Hunt For QAnon
It takes a village to come up with the on-the-fly improv that this cast seamlessly delivers.
Executive producers for the Paramount+ special include Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey, John Landgraf, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Danny Devito, Peter Principato, Christian Hoffman, and David Lincoln, along with producers Mary Birdsong and Ian Roberts. Robert Ben Garant is the director of the special.
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Reno 911! will premiere Thursday, December 23, on Paramount+.