MTV orders sketch comedy from Nick Cannon
by Anna Johns, posted Oct 2nd 2006 4:22PM
MTV is giving sketch comedy another whirl, this time with actor/rapper/comedian Nick Cannon at the helm. The new show is part of a production deal that MTV signed with Cannon just before the third season of his improv show, Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out, premiered in August on the network. The new sketch show is called Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz (I guess name recognition is a big deal for him). MTV has ordered eight half-hour episodes, to air in early 2007. Supporting cast members include Taran Killam (Nobody's Watching), Katt Williams, Leonard Robinson, Eliza Coupe, and Affion Crockett. The show includes the usual sketch ingredients of impersonations, parodies and comedic spins on topical issues.