The Sausage Factory

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MTV's Now What (USA)
The Sausage Factory
Genre Comedy
Created by Henry Pincus
Starring Adam Brody
Kenny Fisher
Adam Frost
Johnny Lewis
Kristen Renton
Andi Eystad
Opening theme Brown – Satellite
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Danny Kallis
Michael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Stephen Hodgins
Timothy Gamble
John Miller
Jessica Swirnoff
Running time 25
Production company(s) PeaceArch Entertainment
MTV Original Productions
Original network The Comedy Network (Can)
Original release November 19, 2001 (Can)
April 12, 2002 (USA) – May 29, 2002
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The Sausage Factory, also known in the United States as MTV's Now What?, was a Canadian/American television situation comedy that followed the lives of four friends in their junior year at West Boulder High School.

The four friends were Zack (Adam Brody, later of The O.C.), trying to win over his unrequited crush Lisa. Ted, the stereotypical rich kid who tries to consummate with his girlfriend, Nancy. J.C., who finds himself constantly approached by middle-aged women, and Gilby (Johnny Lewis), the class clown, who regularly creates trouble.

Produced in 2000 and 2001, it ran for one season. The single-camera series was shot without an audience and included no laugh track.

Originally aired in Canada on The Comedy Network, reruns were later screened on CTV and YTV. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it airs on Trouble. Sky One previously aired it.

The series won a 2002 Leo Award for Best Director of a music, comedy or variety program or series (John Pozer, episode "Zack's Little Problem") and won a 2002 Leo Award for Best Production Design (Grant Pearse, episode "Gilby's Millions").



  1. Dances with Squirrels
  2. Running Free
  3. Zack's Little Problem
  4. JC, the Gay Model
  5. Community Impact
  6. Hang Ups
  7. Purity Test
  8. Sex, Guys & Videotape
  9. Gilby's Millions
  10. Election
  11. The Tux
  12. Reality Bites
  13. Good Ted Hunting

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