A Reno 911! revival is in the early stages of becoming a reality, according to Wendi McLendon-Covey. There has been talk of bringing back the Reno Sheriff's Department for the past year or so, but mostly we've heard that a new movie could be on the horizon. This, however, is really the first we've heard of bringing back the actual series. But, according to at least one of the show's stars, it's being discussed.
Wendi McLendon-Covey, who portrayed Deputy Clementine Johnson on the Comedy Central series, recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live. During the call-in portion of the after-show, someone asked about the Reno 911! rumors that have been discussed and what she might know about it. The movie seemed to be news to her, but a new season of the show? That's a different story. Here's what she had to say about it.
"Not for a movie, but possibly for the show... Well, I guess I just leaked that. Very early stages. Who knows?"
During New Year's Eve, Comedy Central played host to a Reno 911! marathon, which featured new bits from several members of the cast that aired during the event. Perhaps that went over better than expected and has led to discussions about a revival season? But, as Wendi McLendon-Covey points out, as appealing as that could be, there are some practical issues that need to be worked out, if such a thing were to happen.
"If it makes sense. If it's funny... That was what got me started. That was my first big job, so yeah. It was really fun. But I don't know if you could recapture that again. You know, because so much time has gone by, and everybody else is on a different show now. So when would we do it? I don't know."
Wendi McLendon-Covey currently stars on The Goldbergs, Niecy Nash is on Claws, and Thomas Lennon keeps busy with his screenwriting alongside Ben Garant. Point being, everyone seems to have their hands full. That also explains why Lennon has said multiple times that the plan is to do a sequel to the Reno 911!: Miami movie. Squeezing in one movie might be much easier, in terms of scheduling, than an entire season of a show.
Reno 911!, which essentially serves as a spoof of Cops, ran from 2003 to 2009, totaling 88 episodes. One thing worth pointing out; if Comedy Central were to bring the show back, they could hit the 100 episode mark, which is the sweet spot for syndication on other networks. That could wind up being a factor. In either case, it sounds increasingly like the show will come back, sooner rather than later, in some way, shape or form. Will that be as a revival series or a movie? We'll have to wait and see how that shakes out. Feel free to check out the full clip from the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen YouTube channel below.