Just the other day I was nerdily bemoaning the artistic inconsistencies of screenwriters Ben Garant and Tom Lennon -- but today I have some more agreeable things to share: One of the partners' best collaborations appears when they team up with the rest of the Reno 911! gang and make with the wacky improv schtick. (I can't speak for the later seasons, but S1 is pure gold.) And what's the only logical step after a TV series earns more than, say, 19 loyal fans?

That's right: We make a movie out of it. So get ready for Reno 911: Miami -- a title I'm sorry to say brings back memories of a cinematic masterwork entitled Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach. OK, that's a little unfair.

Anyway, the plot is this: The Reno gang is invited to a police convention in Miami, which is where they'll bungle their way into thwarting a bunch of terrorists. Sorry, yep; getting that Police Academy 5 feeling again. (Hey, when does Hot Fuzz come out, anyway?)

But yeah, the whole Reno 911! gang is present and accounted for: not only Lennon and Garant, but Kerri Kenney, Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Carlos Alazraqui and Wendi McLendon-Covey, too. Plus a bunch of surprise cameos that'll only only up the hilarity factor. Paramount has R911:M scheduled for a February release date.
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