rank Yankers From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. No cleanup reason has been specified. Please help improve this article if you can. (December 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Crank Yankers Crank Yankers.png Created by Adam Carolla Jimmy Kimmel Daniel Kellison Jonathan Kimmel Voices of Tony Barbieri Adam Carolla Jim Florentine Jimmy Kimmel Tracy Morgan Kevin Nealon Sarah Silverman Wanda Sykes Biz Markie Theme music composer Adam Schlesinger Steven Gold Opening theme Adam Schlesinger, Steven Gold Country of origin United States No. of seasons 6 No. of episodes 100 Production Running time 21–22 minutes Production companies Jackhole Industries (2002–07) MTV Production Development (2007) Kimmelot (2019–present) ITV America (2019–present) Comedy Partners (2002–05; 2019–present) MTV Entertainment Studios (2021–present) Distributor ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks Release Original network Comedy Central (2002–05, 2019–present) MTV2 (2007) Picture format NTSC (2002–2007) HDTV 1080i (2019–present) Original release June 2, 2002 – present External links Website Crank Yankers is an American television show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, and Daniel Kellison that features actual crank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests and re-enacted onscreen by puppets for a visual aid to show the viewer what is happening in the call. The show premiered on June 2, 2002 on Comedy Central and returned to MTV2 on February 9, 2007, running again until March 30, 2007. The show screened in Australia on SBS Television and The Comedy Channel between 2003 and 2008.[citation needed] On February 11, 2019, Jimmy Kimmel announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the show would be revived on Comedy Central for a fifth 20-episode season and mark the first project on Kimmel's new Kimmelot production imprint. The new season will include pranks on social media and other platforms. Kimmel's brother Jonathan Kimmel will serve as showrunner and executive producer. The fifth season premiered on September 25, 2019. On March 5, 2020, Comedy Central announced Crank Yankers had been renewed for a 20-episode sixth season. The sixth season premiered on May 5, 2021. With hiatus breaks like season 5 did. Contents 1 Behind the scenes 2 Regular characters 3 Spinoff 4 Performers 5 Episodes 5.1 Season 1 (2002) 5.2 Season 2 (2003–04) 5.3 Season 3 (2004–05) 5.4 Season 4 (2007) 5.5 Season 5 (2019–20) 5.6 Season 6 (2021) 6 DVD releases 7 CD releases 8 References 9 External links Behind the scenes The performers are given a basic outline of a premise by the writers, and call telephone numbers from a list of selected targets (known as "marks"). Using the basic premises, the performers improvise most of their lines, playing off of the responses of their marks, with the intention to keep them on the phone as long as possible. With the exception of a few outside sources (including previous material from Jim Florentine and the Touch-Tone Terrorists), all the calls are made from Nevada. The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Stre