‘Anchorman 2’ Gets Release Date: ‘It Is Kind of a Big Deal,’ Tweets Producer Judd Apatow

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Ron Burgundy is back. So is his moustache.
Mark your calendars, Channel 4 fans — Ron Burgundy and the gang are returning to the big screen next December.

Director Adam McKay officially let the cat out of the bag early Thursday morning, making the big announcement on Twitter.

“It’s official. Anchorman 2 has a release date: December 20, 2013. Very excited,” he wrote of the much anticipated sequel.

Judd Apatow, who will serve as producer once again, also chimed in with his excitement.

“One year from tomorrow Anchorman 2 will be released in theaters. It is kind of a big deal,” he wrote.

Officially titled Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the follow up to the 2004 hit comedy will see the return of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, Steve Carrell and Chris Parnell.

In September, Celebuzz spoke to Champ Kind himself, David Koechner, about the premise of the sequel, which has remained top secret since news of Anchorman 2 broke.

“What I’ve been told is that the movie will be set around the advent of the 24 hour news channel,” he said.

“The director’s given me a couple of jokes that Champ is going to be purveying and some situations that he’s going to be in.”

Anchorman: The Legend Continues will begin production in March 2013.

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