UPN will finally premiere the long-in-the-works GARY & MIKE stop-motion animated series. The series will begin airing Friday, January 12, 2001 at 8 pm. In a major show of support for the toon, a special preview episode will air on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 9:30 pm following UPN's top rated show WWF SMACKDOWN! The edgy-comedy show was created and executive-produced by writers Fax Bahr (HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER'S APOCALYPSE) and Adam Small (creators of MAD TV and IN LIVING COLOR) and produced by Will Vinton Studios (THE PJS) in association with Big Ticket Television, a Paramount/Viacom company. Christopher Moynihan (UPN's THE HUGHLEYS) and Harland Williams (DUMB AND DUMBER, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY) will voice the characters of Gary and Mike respectively. The series follows the exploits of a slacker duo as they travel across the U.S. in a beat-up Chevy wrecking havoc and searching for the true America.