If you’re not visiting the website of The Onion on a weekly basis, you’re doing yourself a disservice. With the stress of today’s business environment, we all deserve a fun break, at least once a week, and the satirical site The Onion delivers. Part of the fun are the myriad videos The Onion posts online, most of which are very funny.
Now comes word that the fake satirical newspaper and web site is being developed into a TV series by IFC, the New York Times reports.
The half-hour series will be called “Onion News Network.” Will Graham, an executive producer of the show, said it will mock the 24-hour news channels.
He told The 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.”
Other new shows on IFC’s slate include “Death Comes to Town,” a comedy from the Kids in the Hall, and “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” a series written by David Cross (“Arrested Development”), which stars him as an American exec who must oversee his company’s British offices.
Here’s a wonderful example of The Onion’s work–in this funny video they take on Kentucky and NCAA March Madness Basketball TO SEE IT CLICK ON THE SENTENCE BELOW: