|The Sausage Factory|
|Also known as||MTV's Now What|
|Created by||Henry Pincus|
|Starring||Adam Brody |
Adam Nicholas Frost
Johnny K. Lewis
|Music by||Ari Wise & Brian Carson|
|Opening theme||Brown – Satellite|
|Ending theme||Brown – Satellite|
|Country of origin||Canada |
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Danny Kallis |
|Producers||Stephen Foster |
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Production companies||PeaceArch Entertainment |
MTV Original Productions
|Original network||The Comedy Network (Can)|
|Original release||November 19, 2001 (Can)|
April 12, 2002 (USA) –
February 25, 2002 (Can)
May 29, 2002
The Sausage Factory, also known in the United States as MTV's Now What?, was a Canadian/American television situation comedy that followed the lives of four friends in their junior year at West Boulder High School.
The four friends were Zack (Adam Brody, later of The O.C.), trying to win over his unrequited crush Lisa; Ted, the stereotypical rich kid who tries to consummate with his girlfriend, Nancy; J.C., who finds himself constantly approached by middle-aged women; and Gilby (Johnny Lewis), the class clown, who regularly creates trouble.
Produced in 2000 and 2001, it ran for one season. The single-camera series was shot without an audience and included no laugh track.
Originally aired in Canada on The Comedy Network, reruns were later screened on CTV and YTV. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, it airs on Trouble. Sky One previously aired it.
The series won a 2002 Leo Award for Best Director of a music, comedy or variety program or series (John Pozer, episode "Zack's Little Problem") and won a 2002 Leo Award for Best Production Design (Grant Pearse, episode "Gilby's Millions").