The former Comedy Central series Crank Yankers is coming back, only this time on MTV2. The half-hour comedy featuring crank-calling puppets first premiered in 2002 and ran for 60 episodes. MTV2 has ordered eight episodes from Jackhole Industries, whose principals are "Crank" executive producers Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla. Guest voices on the show have included Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman and Dane Cook, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Just when you thought it was safe to answer the phone ... Crank Yankers is back, and we're thrilled that MTV2 is the place for viewers to find brand new episodes," MTV2 head of programming Tony DiSanto said. "The show's devious sense of humor fits right in with our creative sensibility ... and we're looking forward to running up the phone bills."