As part of its return to Comedy Central, Crank Yankers returns Tuesday, March 17 with the back half of its all-new fifth season. It airs at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of new Crank Yankers episodes on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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Comedy Central is included in Philo’s main 59-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It also comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Philo, you can then watch Crank Yankers live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay shows that have aired in the last three days.
Comedy Central is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can then watch Crank Yankers live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air (and sometimes longer) even if you don’t record them.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” (47 channels) and “Sling Orange” (32 channels) packages both include Comedy Central. They each cost $20 for the first month and $30 per month after that:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Crank Yankers live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
‘Crank Yankers’ Season 5b Preview
In February 2019, original Crank Yankers co-creator Jimmy Kimmel announced that this show, which aired on Comedy Central and MTV2 from 2002 to 2007, would be returning to Comedy Central with a brand-new fifth season. That season debuted in September 2019, running 10 episodes before going on a winter hiatus.
Now this crank-calling puppet comedy series returns on March 17 with the next batch of 10 new episodes. The first one Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and Nikki Glaser and the description for it teases, “Bobby seeks some highly-specific bumper stickers, Nikki Glaser’s relationship is plagued by technical difficulties, and Niles inquiries about laundry service.”
The March 24 episode features Aubrey Plaza, Ron Funches, and Derek Waters, and its description reads, “Terrence arranges a rafting trip for Ariana Grande, Punkie Johnson feels entitled to fine art royalties, and Ron Funches seeks a committed tag team partner.”
Other season five voice talent includes (but is not limited to): Adam Carolla, Arturo Castro, Will Forte, David Alan Grier, Kathy Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Abbi Jacobson, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Demetri Martin, Tracy Morgan, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Nealon, Adam Pally, Chelsea Peretti, Jeff Ross, Tony Barbieri, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, and Jimmy O. Yang.
Fan-favorite puppets Spoonie Luv, Elmer Higgins, Niles Standish, Bobby Fletcher, Terrence Catheter, The Truth, Mr. Birchum, and many more can also be seen reprising their roles on the show. Crank Yankers is still full of the silly and outrageous prank calls that viewers know and love but it has also included updates for the digital age, like pranking online. There is also a podcast available on Apple Podcasts that features short clips from the series.
“Crank Yankers has always been my favorite show to make. Nothing is more fun or makes me laugh harder than a great crank call and I am thrilled that Comedy Central asked us to do it again,” said Jimmy Kimmel when he announced the show was coming back. “At this time, I would like to ask all Americans to disable their caller ID. Thank you.”
Furthermore, earlier this month, Comedy Central renewed Crank Yankers for a 20-episode sixth season, according to Variety.
“The successful return of Crank Yankers in 2019 showed that the series is a timeless classic,” said Sarah Babineau, head of Comedy Central content and creative enterprises, in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what America’s favorite dirty-talking pranksters have in store for next season!”
Kimmel added, “We are thrilled that Crank Yankers has been welcomed back so warmly and look forward to getting back to this important work.”
Crank Yankers airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
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