Matt Stone and Trey Parker have joined up with the team behind Canadian series Kenny vs. Spenny to produce new episodes of the comedy-reality series for Comedy Central, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The network has licensed 10 new episodes of the show, in which childhood friends and series co-creators Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice battle each other in outrageous competitions, and also has acquired 10 episodes from the show's library. The series is set to premiere Nov. 14.
Stone told the trade paper that he and Parker became fans of the series after Kyle McCulloch, a producer on their Comedy Central show South Park, introduced them to an episode in which the duo competed to see who could stay up the longest without sleep. Stone said the episode really hit home.
They offered to help get Kenny vs. Spenny on Comedy Central, where it likely will air in a late-night slot. The show has aired in the U.S. on GSN, but those were "heavily censored" episodes that had already aired in Canada, Hotz said.
The new episodes, which also will air in Canada and Europe, will feature such competitions as who can eat more meat in a week, who can "blow the biggest fart" and who can hold out longer without getting an erection, Hotz said.
"Comedy Central is the only network in America with the balls to show (the series without censoring it)," he added.
UPDATE: THe official press release from Comedy Central:
COMEDY CENTRAL has reached an agreement with BLUEPRINT ENTERTAINMENT and BREAKTHROUGH FILMS & TELEVISION to license 10 new episodes of the reality/comedy series "Kenny vs. Spenny," it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, executive vice president original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. As part of the deal, COMEDY CENTRAL will also acquire 10 existing episodes from the "Kenny vs. Spenny" library. The series is set to premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on November 14.
"'Kenny vs. Spenny' is a show that everyone can directly relate to. Who among us hasn't challenged someone to a staring contest or dared a friend to wear a dead octopus on their head longer than you can?" said Corrao. "Viewers in Canada have really taken to the on-going rivalry between Kenny and Spenny, taking sides and rooting for their favorite. When Matt Stone and Trey Parker wanted to be involved in bringing the show to COMEDY CENTRAL, it was a collaboration we couldn't resist."
"South Park" creators Stone and Parker explained, "When we first saw 'Kenny vs. Spenny,' we thought it was really funny. And the fact that they are Canadian somehow makes it even funnier. Truthfully, the show isn't just funny, it's the most accurate examination of male friendships that we've ever seen."
"Thank God for COMEDY CENTRAL. We were about to sign a deal with Al Jazeera," said Kenny Hotz.
"Kenny vs. Spenny" is a reality/comedy series that pits childhood friends against each other in ridiculous competitions. The winner achieves short-term glory and bragging rights, while the loser is forced to perform a humiliating stunt of the winner's choosing. Some of the challenges include; "Who Can Stay Naked the Longest?," "Who Can Sell More Bibles?," "Who Can Last the Longest Without Arms?" and "Who Do Gay Guys Like More?"
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