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Reno and Mencia return April 1

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 13th 2007 8:02AM

reno 911Reno's finest return to Comedy Central April 1 at 10:30 to finish off the fourth season of Reno 911!, the improvised comedy series created by and starring The State alumni Tom Lennon, Robert Ben Garrant and Kerri Kenney-Silver (along with Niecy Nash, Cedric Yarbrough, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Mary Birdsong and Carlos Alazraqui).

It's been just under six months since the last episode aired, and with the release of Reno 911: Miami in theaters, it's not as if fans have been left wanting. Still, I'm happy to see the gang returning to television. I must also admit I haven't seen the movie, though I do know it did get quite a few scathing reviews. It's a shame, but great sketch shows seem to have trouble adapting to the big screen (the Mr. Show straight-to-DVD movie Run Ronnie Run and Tenacious D in : The Pick of Destiny being two examples, though I actually thought the Tenacious D movie was pretty funny).

Oh yeah, and if you pop on Comedy Central a half hour early at 10:00 p.m., you can catch the third season premiere of The Mind of Mencia, starring stand-up comic and alleged joke thief Carlos Mencia.

UPDATE: An early draft of this post read that Reno 911 was starting its fifth season. It is actually finishing off its fourth season. Thanks to those readers who pointed out my error.

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Afi K. James

6. "Face it american television is dead"

Sorry man, but you are so wrong. There are lots of great shows on TV. Most TV is crap sure, but there are lots of gems.

Oh Please, TV Died in the 1990's when they put that pathetic the real world on there, Never liked that show from the beginning.

and who the hell cares about ned holness and that has-been joe rogaine, holness has to be the vanilla ice of comedy and rogan died with phil hartman.

R.I.P. to a real comedian Richard Jeni, now that's a funny comedian, these two are not even funny and never will be.

March 13 2007 at 8:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alex

Note to TVSquad:

Reno 911! is still in it's fourth season. Comedy Central aired the first seven in the fall and the last seven this spring.

Season 5 production and filming started in January.

March 13 2007 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alex

Mind of Mencia, Reno 911, Southpark, The Daily Show, and The Sarah Silverman Program are Comedy Central's highest rating shows.

It would be a dumb move on Comedy Central to cancel his show. His show attracts also attracts a broader audience.

March 13 2007 at 12:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Curt

Mind of Mencia's popularity just shows you how dumb and racist this country still is. It's never been funny, Carlos Men... err, Ned Holmness has never been funny.

March 13 2007 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Borat

"Face it american television is dead"

Sorry man, but you are so wrong. There are lots of great shows on TV. Most TV is crap sure, but there are lots of gems.

March 13 2007 at 12:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GWGumby

Is this really the 5th Season? Or is it just the second half of 4? I was under the impression it was the latter. The first three seasons were 14 episodes, but the most recent only showed 7 episodes.

March 13 2007 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Afi K. James

Who Cares about mensteala and joe rogaine, mensteala is a joke thief and rogan hasn't been the same since Phil Hartman died and I Don't give a shit about his stupid fear factor nor UFC Crap, I Had enough of both of them, because neither of them are funny anyways.

and this is the same rogan that destroyed the man show after kimmel left.
The Man show jumped the shark because of his talentless ass.

Face it american television is dead, it's been like that ever since the real world started in 1992.

March 13 2007 at 11:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gordy

Anyone checked out the video Joe Rogan did with Carlos Mencia. He just blasts him about stealing other comedians jokes and not being funny. He even has some of the comedians on the video. Hilarious.

http://www.joerogan.net/main.php?archives=1&article=44170

March 13 2007 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Zach

Carlos Mencia isn't funny, the show needs to go, The commercials are annoying the hell out of me, what the hell is that der, der, der thing he does? Is it a catchphrase? is it supposed to be funny? I just don't get it, also on a side note the Reno movie was hilarious, nice transistion to the big screen.

March 13 2007 at 10:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Haggis

Seriously, when is Comedy Central going to stop giving Menstealia work? He really is one of the most unfunny comedians I've ever seen. He doesn't make witty ironic jokes about race, he just perpetuates racial stereotypes. Badly, I might add.

The Daily Haggis - http://www.dailyhaggis.com

March 13 2007 at 10:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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