An actor who is also a former White House staffer will be a part of a political show on Fusion. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kal Penn, who worked for a time in the Obama administration, will be a special correspondent for Fusion’s midterm election coverage.
Fusion is an ABC/Univision joint venture. Penn starred in Fox’s “House” and is known for the “Harold and Kumar” feature film trilogy.
Penn will contribute to Fusion’s “Midterm Mayhem: The Ultimate Political Smackdown,” the story reports. The show will air Sunday through Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
In a statement, Penn said: “It’s definitely possible to be entertaining while having conversations about things that actually matter in the democratic process. Our political debates generate a lot punchlines and crazy segments, and that’s fun, but we’re hoping to offer some smart, engaging, and entertaining reporting without obsessing over the lowest common denominator. We hope to inspire people to get off the sidelines, get engaged and wake up on election day and actually vote.”