Area entertainment blog reiterates story found on other news sources: The Onion gets a TV show
In an attempt to air anything other than reruns of Good Will Hunting and to get the awful taste of Chris Kattan out of their mouths, the IFC is re-branding. The channel that’s devoted to all things tangentially independent has some very exciting shows slated for the upcoming season. Toronto’s Will Arnett will re-team with Arrested Development co-star David Cross for a six-part comedy called The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, about a corporate shill in over his head selling a crappy energy drink in London. The IFC will also give an American home to Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town.
Perhaps the most exciting news, though, is the announcement that The Onion, the top fake news source on the Internet, will be expanding its often-hilarious Web videos from the Onion News Network into 10 full TV episodes. Will Graham, executive producer of Onion News Network, told The New York Times, “It just seems to us, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC are already doing such great comedy out there, without a whole lot of competition. We thought it was about time that someone really gave them a run for their money.” We’re excited about the lineup; our only concern with an Onion television show is that our attention spans might not be able to adapt to the new medium.
• Fake area newspaper gets real television show [New York Times]
• Onion gets its own show [CBC]
• Coming soon to IFC: David Cross, The Onion, the Kids in the Hall [IFC]