“Reno 911” is Heading to Quibi

Screenshot from Comedy Central's "Reno 911!"

Reno 911 is making a comeback. 

The former Comedy Central classic from creators and cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver is being revived at the short format platform Quibi. 

The original ran from 2003-9 and parodied the hit series Cops and following the misadventures of a group of deputies working for the Reno Sheriff’s Department. 

The original also starred Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough and Carlos Alazraqui. Mary Birdsong and Nick Swardson had recurring roles. Casting for the revival has yet to be announced. 

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,’” Lennon said. “Hopefully Nick Swardson can still roller skate. Quibi’s short format seems custom made for our show.”

Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Comedy Central’s co-heads of original content said in a statement, “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. Fans demanded this for a long time and Comedy Central Productions and Quibi are thrilled to help answer that kind of 911 call.”

Quibi is set to launch in April 2020.