The Sausage Factory
Also known asMTV's Now What
Created byHenry Pincus
StarringAdam Brody
Kenny Fisher
Adam Nicholas Frost
Johnny K. Lewis
Kristen Renton
Andi Eystad
Music byAri Wise & Brian Carson
Opening themeBrown – Satellite
Ending themeBrown – Satellite
Country of originCanada
United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Executive producersDanny Kallis
Michael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Stephen Hodgins
Timothy Gamble
John Miller
Jessica Swirnoff
Doug Murphy
ProducersStephen Foster
Jeny Quine
Dan Signer
EditorStuart Bass
Running time25 minutes
Production companiesPeaceArch Entertainment
MTV Original Productions
Original networkThe Comedy Network (Can)
Original releaseNovember 19, 2001 (Can)
April 12, 2002 (USA) –
February 25, 2002 (Can)
May 29, 2002
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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").



  1. Community Impact (November 19, 2001)
  2. Election (November 26, 2001)
  3. Running Free (December 3, 2001)
  4. The Tux (December 10, 2001)
  5. Gilby's Millions (December 17, 2001)
  6. Hang Ups (January 7, 2002)
  7. Purity Test (January 14, 2002)
  8. Good Ted Hunting (January 21, 2002)
  9. Sex, Guys & Videotape (January 28, 2002)
  10. JC, the Gay Model (February 4, 2002)
  11. Dances with Squirrels (February 11, 2002)
  12. Zack's Little Problem (February 18, 2002)
  13. Reality Bites (February 25, 2002)