GenreSketch comedy
Created by
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes17
Production companiesTollin/Robbins Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original release
NetworkThe WB
ReleaseOctober 8, 2000 (2000-10-08) –
February 18, 2001 (2001-02-18)

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

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, David Sussin, 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]


Theme Song

The theme song to the show was "Bodyrock" by Moby, which was played during the opening credits.[5]


  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"[usurped]. Jam!, February 20, 2002.
  5. ^ "Hype TV series 2000". IMDb. Retrieved June 29, 2020.