Quibi Renews Carlos Alazraqui’s “Reno 911!” Reboot for a Second Season

Carlos Alazraqui won’t stop serving and protecting… and bringing the funny… just yet.

Quibi has ordered a second season of its Emmy-nominated revival of acclaimed comedy series Reno 911!, starring the 58-year-old Argentine American actor.

Reno 911

The rebook, which debuted in early May, reunites the original cast. The second batch of Season 1’s 25 episodes bowed last week.

Reno 911! lets viewers ride along with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they lay down the law and put it all on the line. The camera doesn’t blink — and when danger is near, the Reno Sheriff’s Department will be nearer.

In addition to Alazraqui, the core original cast of the mockumentary series includes Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Niecy Nash, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, Ian Roberts, Joe Lo Truglio and Mary Birdsong.

 “We are thrilled about the pickup, but we’re even more thrilled about getting to leave our living rooms for the first time in five months,” series co-creators Lennon, Ben Garant and Kenney-Silver said in a joint statement.

Reno 911! ran for six seasons from 2003-09 on Comedy Central.

Reno 911! is vying for Primetime Emmys this month in two categories: Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Kenney-Silver.

Natalie Martinez to Appear in Season Two of CBS All Access’ “The Twilight Zone”

Natalie Martinezis hitting the zone

The 35-year-old Cuban American actress has joined the cast of the second season of CBS All Access’ anthology reboot of The Twilight Zone.

Natalie Martinez

Martinez will appear in the episode titled “A Small Town.”It was written by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due and directedby Alonso Alvarez-Barreda.

But Martinezisn’t the only Latina who’ll travel through another dimension…a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A dimension called The Twilight Zone.

Sky Ferreirahas also been added to the 10-episode sophomore season of Jordan Peeleand Simon Kinberg’s reimagining of the classic sci-fi series.

Others set to appear on the second Kylie BunburyTopher GraceDavid KrumholtzThomas LennonGretchen MolPaula NewsomeJurnee SmollettDamon Wayans Jr., among others.

Ferreira is starring in the episode titled “Ovation,” directed by Ana Lily Amirpourand written by Emily C. Changand Sara Amini

Here’s the season two cast and episode titles, in no particular order:

Episode: “8” Starring (previously announced) Joel McHale (CommunityStargirl) and Brandon Jay McLaren (UnREALGraceland)
Written by Glen Morgan
Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Episode: “A Small Town” Starring Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings, Let’s Be Cops), David Krumholtz (The Deuce, Evel), Natalie Martinez (ReminiscenceThe I-Land), and Paula Newsome (BarryChicago Med)
Written by Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due
Directed by Alonso Alvarez-Barreda

Episode: “Try, Try” Starring Topher Grace (Blackkklansman, Black Mirror) and Kylie Bunbury (When They See Us, Pitch)
Written by Alex Rubens
Directed by Jen McGowan

Episode: “You Might Also Like” Starring Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire, Manchester by the Sea) and Greta Lee (Russian Doll, High Maintenance)
Written and Directed by Osgood Perkins

Episode: “Ovation”Starring Jurnee Smollett (Birds of Prey, Lovecraft Country”), Tawny Newsome (Space Force, Lower Decks), Sky Ferreira (Baby Driver, Twin Peaks), Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Comedy Bang! Bang!), and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911! Night at the Museum”franchise)
Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

Previously announced cast and episodes include: 

Episode: “Downtime” Starring Morena Baccarin (Deadpool franchise, Homeland), Colman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk, Fear the Walking Dead) and Tony Hale (Veep, Toy Story 4)
Written by Jordan Peele
Directed by JD Dillard

Episode: “The Who of You” Starring Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie, Blindspotting), Daniel Sunjata (Graceland,Rescue Me), and Billy Porter (PoseLike a Boss)
Written by Win Rosenfeld
Directed by Peter Atencio

Episode: “A Human Face” Starring Jenna Elfman (Fear the Walking Dead, Dharma & Greg), Chris Meloni (The Handmaid’s Tale, 42), and Tavi Gevinson (Person to PersonEnough Said)
Written by Alex Rubens
Directed by Christina Choe

Episode: “Among The Untrodden” Introducing Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy
Written by Heather Anne Campbell
Directed by Tayarisha Poe

Episode: “Meet in the Middle” Starring Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, Black Mirror: USS Callister) and Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love)
Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara AminiDirected by Mathias Herndl

Carlos Alazraqui to Star in Quibi’s “Reno 911” Reboot

Carlos Alazraqui is joining the force

The 57-year-old Argentine American actor has been cast in Quibi and Comedy Central Productions’ Reno 911 reboot,starring co-creators Robert Ben GarantThomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver.

Carlos Alazraqui

Alazraqui portrayed deputy James Garcia on the original Reno 911!, which ran for six seasons on Comedy Central, ending in 2009

In addition to Alazraqui, the new additions include Niecy NashWendi McLendon-Coveyand Cedric YarbroughIan RobertsJoe LoTruglioand Mary Birdsongwill all be featured.

Reno 911

Reno 911 is an ensemble comedy created by and starring Garant, Kenney-Silver and Lennon, all attached to write and star in the new season. 

Reno 911let viewers ride shotgun with the “courageous” men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department.

Quibi launches April 6.

Alazraqui is also known for his voice work, including roles in Toy Story3A Bug’s Lifeand The Book of Life.

Tyler Posey to Guest Star on YouTube Comedy “Swipe Right”

Tyler Posey is taking a swipe

YouTube has rounded out the cast for Swipe Right, its multi-generational relationship comedy, with the 26-year-old half-Mexican American actor signing on as a celebrity guest star.

Tyler Posey

Rosanna Arquette and newcomer Chelsea Frei will join star Carly Craig as series regulars.

In addition to Posey, best known for his starring role on MTV’s Teen Wolf, celebrity guest stars include Jason Sudeikis, Rick Springfield, Peter Gallagher, Thomas Lennon, Bryan Greenberg, Charles Michael Davis, Christopher McDonald, Rhys Coiro, Craig Frank, Alice Lee and Sarah Burns.

Written by Craig and directed by Daniel Reisinger based on a true story by Craig, Swipe Right revolves around three women. A lifetime of saying no has left Olivia (Craig) single and miserable on her 35th birthday. In Swipe Right, this workaholic verging on a breakdown vows to plunge into the hellish world of Tinder by dating all 252 of her matches. She is spurred on by her sister Jayne (Frei), a young married woman experiencing a seven-year itch. The sisters are joined by their recently widowed mother, Mary (Arquette), who now also is a part of the online dating scene.

The eight-episode comedy series is slated to debut on YouTube Red in 2018.

Plaza to Star in Vimeo on Demand Comedy Special “Crash Test”

Life’s a crash for Aubrey Plaza

The 30-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/comedian has been cast in Paramount Digital Entertainment’s new comedy special Crash Test, which will be available exclusively through Vimeo on Demand on August 18.

Aubrey Plaza

Crash Test is adapted from the UCB show of the same name from Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel and takes place on a moving bus traveling throughout Los Angeles, with improvised stand-up at stops, a comedic “tour” of celebrity homes, and more.

In addition to Plaza, the special will feature appearances by Aziz Ansari, Rob Corddry, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant, and Jack McBrayer, along with musical guest Earl Sweatshirt from hip hop collective Odd Future.

Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein of Red Hour are executive producing the special, which will be available for $3.99.

It’s the latest entry into the digital space for Paramount. Recent PDE comedy events include Resident Advisors, The Hotwives of Orlando, and Burning Love, as well as the upcoming The Hotwives of Las Vegas.