Hype (TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||17|
Warner Bros. Television
|Original network||The WB|
|Original release||October 8, 2000– February 18, 2001|
Created by Scott King, Lanier Laney and Terry Sweeney, the series was ordered by the WB after the trio wrote a sketch for MADtv which parodied Felicity, the network's major hit series at the time. The series focused on sketches parodying pop culture, particularly the overinflation of cultural and public relations hype.
King, Laney and Sweeney were also writers for the series, along with Jordan Black, Jerry Collins, Jay Johnston, Kent Fuher, Karen Kilgariff, Lori Nasso, Andy Bobrow, Steve Holland, Warren Lieberstein, Robert Sherman and John Unholz.
On February 8, 2001 the series was canceled after one season, although two of its cast members, Frank Caliendo and Daniele Gaither, subsequently joined MADtv, while Gavin Crawford has had success as a television comedian in Canada, including on The Gavin Crawford Show and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Shout! Factory announced the complete series on DVD.
- Steve Kramer
- Michael Roof
- Frank Caliendo
- Jennifer Elise Cox
- Gavin Crawford
- Daniele Gaither
- Nadya Ginsburg
- Christen Nelson
- Shayma Tash
- Chris Williams
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