"Weird Al" Yankovic is making his official return to TV.
The infamous musical satirist has signed on as the bandleader and co-host of Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! Weird Al, a longtime fan and a recurring guest on the quirky IFC late night series, is stepping in for Kid Cudi, who took over from Reggie Watts. Production begins today for a 20-episode fifth season slated to premiere this spring.
"If you would have told me, when I was a teenager, listening and laughing along to Al's In 3-D album, that one day I would partner up with him, I would have asked who you were and how you got in my room. Then I would have politely shown you the door. Because that's how I was raised,” said Aukerman in a statement announcing the news Monday.