new season of MTV2’s Crank Yankers will offer the usual line up of
characters, as well as a star-studded guest list featuring rappers Lil Jon and
critically-acclaimed puppet prank call show premiered in 2002 on Comedy Central.
show will make its debut on MTV2 with eight new episodes that include previous
regulars like Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Jim Florentine, Dave Chappelle, Dane
Cook, Robert Smigel and Sarah Silverman. In
addition to Lil Jon and Chamillionaire, Good Charlotte, Andy Milonakis, Steve-O,
Ryan Dunn and Nick Cannon will lend their voices to the puppets featured on the
was fun fu**ing with people on the phone,” Lil Jon told AllHipHop.com. "I'm
always joking anyway and I have been a fan since day one. So I am glad they put
me on the show.” Crank
Yankers will also get a new theme song, courtesy of rapper Rhymefest. The
show premieres at 10 p.m. Feb. 9. MTV2
will follow Crank Yankers with the new season of Celebrity Deathmatch.
series --- which highlights battles between clay versions of musicians, actors,
sports figures and movie stars --- will offer a new line up of fights for viewers.
skirmishes include 50 Cent vs. The Game, Paul Wall vs. Mike Jones, Bow Wow vs.
Lil Romeo and Lil Flip vs. Lil Wayne, as well as bouts featuring Owen Wilson vs.
Evince Vaughn, Mischa Barton vs. Kristin Cavallari, Tobey Maguire vs. Jake Gyllenhaal,
Hilary Duff vs. Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson vs. Nick Lachey.The
new season of Celebrity Deathmatch kicks off at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9.