US news satire Onion News Network, based on the popular theonion.com website, is coming to British screens in November courtesy of Sky Arts HD.
A send-up of 24 hour news channels, the ten-part series will air from Saturday 26 November.
Highlights include: FactZone, a blend of hyperactive graphics and sound effect-laden news explosions presented by glamorous newscaster Brooke Alvarez and her ever-ready co-host Tucker Hope.
Today Now! – Wake up with Jim Haggerty and Tracy Gill as they present Onion News Network’s top-rated morning show. Jim is also the spokesman for the EZ Car Vacuum Kit and authored The Gentleman’s Guide To Backyard Grilling. Gill is one of the most powerful women on television and has interviewed thousands of celebrities, public figures, and newsworthy widows.
Cross Examination with Shelby Cross – Former prosecutor Shelby Cross takes no prisoners in her quest for justice. She reports on the latest legal cases, determining who’s guilty before any evidence has been presented.
“Sky Arts is known for breaking new ground and Onion News Network is one of the best satire shows around,” comments Sky Arts Channel Director James Hunt. “It’s with an exciting ‘news blast’ that we can bring its unique blend of news and cult comedy to UK television screens for the first time exclusively on Sky Arts.”