The Onion Enters Comedy

04/14/2010 at 2:10 pm | Posted in Net/Spec | Leave a comment
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Fans of the comedic newspaper have reason to be excited.

Comedy Central has ordered up a new series called Onion Sports Network, which will air the first part of 2011.

Ten episodes were ordered up for the first season.  The show will basically be The Daily Show‘s take on sports.

The Onion has such credibility in the comedy world, we feel fortunate to partner with them,” said Kent Alterman, head of original programming for the network. “They will skewer the sports world, and the media coverage of sports, with the same sharpness we’ve seen applied to the world of politics and popular culture.”

The Onion Sports Network teaming up with Comedy Central?,” said Steve Hannah, CEO of The Onion.  “If I were ESPN, I’d consider a whole new line of work.”

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