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‘Crank Yankers’ Revival Series Ordered By Comedy Central — TCA

Crank Yankers is returning to Comedy Central with a 20-episode series order from original creators, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison. The revival of the half-hour comedy marks Kimmel’s first project for his newly formed production banner Kimmelot. Jonathan Kimmel will serve as showrunner and executive producer, joined by EPs/creators Kimmel, Carolla and Kellison. […]

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Comedy Central Is Bringing Back ‘Crank Yankers’ With Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla

Comedy Central is bringing back Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla’s “Crank Yankers,” the Viacom-owned cable channel revealed Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour. The revived “Crank Yankers” will get 20 new half-hour episodes from Comedy Central. Updated for a digitally driven audience, the world’s favorite profane puppets will be pranking on phones, social […]

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Scott Lonker Leaves CAA To Run Jimmy Kimmel’s Wheelhouse Entertainment-Backed Kimmelot

Lonker, who has been with the talent agency for nearly eight years, becomes president of Kimmelot, which was formed last year as a “creative lab” to produce unscripted, scripted and digital content with the late night host. Based in New York, Lonker has been responsible for packaging series including Netflix and Radical Media’s My Next […]

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CAA’s Scott Lonker Named President of Jimmy Kimmel and Brent Montgomery’s Kimmelot

Veteran CAA agent Scott Lonker has been named president of Kimmelot, the new media entity created by Jimmy Kimmel and Wheelhouse Entertainment CEO Brent Montgomery. “I have had the dream job at CAA – not just because of our talented, maverick clients, but also because of the incredible team of friends who I’ve been in […]

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This Guy Made $360M in Reality TV – Now He Wants Real Money

During the recent reality television boom, small-time producers that were once “the Rodney Dangerfields” of Hollywood sold their companies for hundreds of millions. Now many are looking for second acts, and for ‘Pawn Stars’ creator Brent Montgomery, that involves a high-stakes “VC to TV” business, Jimmy Kimmel and an invite-only L.A. “incubator” (just don’t call […]

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Wheelhouse Entertainment and Partner Jimmy Kimmel Buy a Minority Stake in Content Agency Portal A

Wheelhouse Entertainment, a talent and content company launched one year ago by former ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery, announced today that it has purchased a minority stake in Portal A, a self-described “digital studio” perhaps best known for creating YouTube’s annual Rewind series. Conditions of the deal were not made public.

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A+E Exec Sean Cohan Heads to Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment

He makes the move at the end of 2018. More news out of Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. As the media and marketing venture approaches the one-year mark, it’s tapped longtime A+E Networks veteran Sean Cohan, who is leaving the cable giant to serve as Wheelhouse’s president. Cohan’s official appointment, which puts an end to a […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Forms New Content Company Kimmelot With Brett Montgomery

Jimmy Kimmel is teaming up with Brent Montgomery to launch a new media company, Kimmelot, which will exist under the Wheelhouse Entertainment umbrella. Under the terms of the pact, Kimmel will also become a partner in Wheelhouse, which Montgomery launched in January after stepping down as CEO of ITV America. Montgomery is CEO of Wheelhouse. […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Partners With Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment

The duo have formed the media company Kimmelot for the late-night host, with Kimmel also boarding Wheelhouse as partner. Jimmy Kimmel is expanding his content push with a new partner, Brent Montgomery. The pair have teamed up for a new media company, Kimmelot, to be operated by Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. It’s the most aggressive move […]

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Brent Montgomery Sets Leadership For New Production Company Spoke Studios

Former ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery has set the top executive team for Spoke Studios, the production label for his recently announced Wheelhouse Entertainment. Will Nothacker and Joe Weinstock have been named co-presidents of Spoke Studios and will partner in running the company from Spoke Studios’ East and West Coast offices. Also joining Spoke Studios […]

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