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IFC Sets Launch Date For
ONION NEWS NETWORK!!

Published at: Nov. 19, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! Jan. 21 marks the start of IFC's "Onion News Network," and because it’s not on NBC or Comedy Central, it’s guaranteed to have a lot more “fucks” than SNL or "The Daily Show." It stars actress and former Fox News anchor Suzanne Sena as Brooke Alvarez. And it is not to be confused with "The Onion SportsDome," which launches on Comedy Central 10 days earlier. Find the trailer for the new show here.
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  • Nov. 19, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    It'll flop

    by ATARI

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    A more absurd Daily Show?

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Is that the gist?

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    The Onion is too smart for mainstream...

    by FSJGuy

    75% on the internet think their news reports are real for God's sake...a remake of UHF would be more appropriate to the idiot masses now days.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Hope it's better than their movie

    by Harry Weinstein

    n/t

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Can a Cockpuncher series be far behind?

    by schadenfreudian

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Good for The Onion

    by nolan bautista

    The Onion is one of the sites i have on rotation(alongside AICN and Pornhub)

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    The Onion is Actually Funny

    by RaRoMo

    Look for this new series to replace old man Jon Stewart in the ratings. Jon can tell as many old jokes as he wants, his dentures clacking, but it'll be nice to get some young blood doing comedy on TV. I predict after Onion Network News debuts, the elderly Jon Stewart will fall sideways while using his walker, and his dentures will pop out of his mouth like so many missed opportunities.

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Game of Thrones pics in new Entertainment Weekly.

    by Nice Marmot

  • Nov. 19, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Good for the Onion

    by jimmy_009

    I remember getting their paper on campus before they had even hit the net. They've sure come a long way.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Canned and canned, mebbe? The Onion is great

    by JT Kirk

    The Onion videos are hit or miss, but The Onion on TV is going to have the hardest time ever finding not 1 but 2 audiences at the same time. And Comedy Central is going to can theirs first because they are owned by a big corporation that worries about ad revenues more.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Looks awful

    by Mr. Smearkase

    I'm sure I'll time in some day out of curiosity, but the promos they've been running on IFC make this look so lame. Kim Jong Il as Batman? Is that the best you've got for your promos?

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Why hasn't this site reported on the Moon landing yet?

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Or Kennedy for that matter

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!! MEN WALK ON THE FUCKING MOON!!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    I've got the book on the Onion's front pages. That's one of the few that I remember.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    it was neither fun nor watchable

    by JAMF

    why do people keep insisting on this? heres a headline: "bright lights and girls in skimpy underwear distract morons from bullshit filmmaking"

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    the onion is awesome

    by mytransgressions

    The videos and articles have always been for the most part brilliant, intelligently written satire , much better than most of the skits on SNL. hopefully this show is good and finds its niche audience

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    examples of great satire

    by mytransgressions

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/84-million-new-yorkers-suddenly-realize-new-york-c,18003/ http://www.theonion.com/articles/poll-finds-majority-of-male-voters-would-have-elec,18436/ how can you not think this was funny?

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    actress?

    by Bouncy X

    so an actress is playing a character? so this will be some sitcom type show based around the website? i know its a fake site thats known to be fake but wouldnt it give it a better attempt at realism to have the anchors use their real names and sorta play themselves?

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