For those who keep track of international shows I want to come to America, two comedies I’ve coveted recently were “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” with David Cross and “Death Comes to Town” by the Kids in the Hall. Well, both of those will be coming to the Independent Film Channel, as well as a 30-minute news satire show from the Onion News Network.
“It was sort of the logical next step, in a way,” said Will Graham, an executive producer of the Onion News Network videos… If you look at CNN.com or FoxNews.com, and you see these little snippets there, now we’re going to give you the whole network, and make it the most authentic, aggressive, snarky, in-your-face news show out there.”
Mr. Graham said the television series, which is planned to make its debut in early 2011, would use much of the same creative team that produces the ONN videos, led by the head writer Carol Kolb, a former editor in chief of The Onion. [NYT]
Oh man, I’m going to have to figure out what channel IFC is in my cable package. The last time — the only time — I tried to go there was when Mary Louise Parker was on the show where Elvis Costello talks about himself, and it took me like 30 minutes to find the channel. Talk about people who shouldn’t have TV shows. I was like, “Can we just keep the camera on Mary Louise while Costello’s talking?”