G4’s Animated ‘Code Monkeys’ Set For June Return

G4’s Code Monkeys, a comedy series that follows the misadventures of the staff at GameAvision, a videogame company where the crew's antics ascend any of their own video creations, will return for a second season June 1, officials said Thursday.

In season two, creator Adam de la Peña (The Man Show, Crank Yankers) sends the rowdy staff on more adventures that parody the golden age of videogames and 1980's pop culture in classic 8-bit style. The series also features cameos of industry icons who help them along the way.  No one and nothing is beyond ridicule when the new season of Code Monkeys premieres June 1 at 7 p.m.

"'Code Monkeys' authentic, old-school videogame theme resonates with our young male audience, many of whom are rather familiar with the 8-bit style of retro gaming," G4 president Neal Tiles said in a prepared statement.

G4 will deliver an early episode that features guest star Tommy Chong. Armed with a magic map, the crew will embark on a treasure hunt for the meaning of "420". Code Monkeys: The Story of 4/20 will air April 20 at 5 p.m., airing as part of G4's "4/20" night of programming.

Code Monkeys’ animation is a throwback to the early days of electronic entertainment, when the ability to display single pixels represented the height of graphic achievement.  Each episode looks and sounds like an old-school videogame, complete with an onscreen status bar.