Hype (TV series)

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Genre Sketch comedy
Created by
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 17
Production company(s) Tollin/Robbins Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original network The WB
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release October 8, 2000 (2000-10-08) –
February 18, 2001 (2001-02-18)

Hype is an American sketch comedy television series on The WB,[1] which ran for 17 episodes from October 8, 2000 to February 18, 2001.

Created by Scott King, Lanier Laney and Terry Sweeney,[1] 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.[1] The series focused on sketches parodying pop culture, particularly the overinflation of cultural and public relations hype.[2]

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,[3] 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.[4]

Shout! Factory announced the complete series on DVD.



  1. Episode 101
  2. Episode 102
  3. Episode 103
  4. Episode 104
  5. Episode 105
  6. Episode 106
  7. Episode 107
  8. Episode 108
  9. Episode 109
  10. Episode 110
  11. Episode 111
  12. Episode 112
  13. Episode 113
  14. Episode 114
  15. Episode 115
  16. Episode 116


  1. ^ a b c "WB buys into ‘Hype,’ orders pilot". Variety, January 16, 2000.
  2. ^ Goodridge, Mike (October 24, 2000). "Believe the hype". The Advocate. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "Lack of Hype Kills Hype". TV Guide, February 8, 2001.
  4. ^ "That's so Gavin and Mary". Jam!, February 20, 2002.

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