The return of (some of) the MST3K gang to television has finally arrived! Check out this news from Zap2it, as vectored through the comedy aggregater SplitSider:
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang is making a return to television but probably not on the channel you're expecting.According to Zap2it, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, are turning their online audio track series RiffTrax into a TV show of the same name for National Geographic, with three episodes set to air April 1st. MST3K was canceled by Syfy in 1999, but RiffTrax has since gained an internet following for releasing ready-made MST3K-style audio tracks for fans to listen to while watching the movies. While there's no word specifically on what the crew will watch in the reboot, they're reportedly "expected to riff on some form of television programming." What that means in terms of National Geographic we'll find out on April Fool's Day.Yer old pal Jerky, for one, can't wait! Now let's see about getting Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu some decent paying work.