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Reno 911 creators producing new comedy for NBC

by Mike Moody, posted Oct 14th 2009 4:00PM
homas lennon ben garrantIt's great to see members of The State getting their due in Hollywood.

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, founding members of the sketch comedy troupe, have been cracking me up since the early '90s when the State had its own sketch comedy show on MTV. They've been very productive since The State was canceled in 1995, starring and producing Comedy Central's hilarious Reno 911 and writing a number of films, including Night at the Museum and Balls of Fury. Now, the duo is bringing their twisted brand of comedy to NBC.

Lennon and Garant will write, produce and star in a new multicamera comedy for the network, says The Hollywood Reporter. The show is part of a talent deal NBC and Universal inked with Lennon.

Details on the show's concept are being kept under wraps, but we do know that Lennon will star and Garrant will play a supporting character. We're also sure the show will fit right in with the network's other solid comedies, like The Office, 30 Rock and Community.

This news comes two months after Lennon announced the end of Reno 911. I loved that show and its big screen spin-off, Reno 911: Miami, but after six years I think it's time for Lennon and Garrant to move on. Hopefully, they'll bring some of their Reno/State buddies with them to NBC.

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