s skippy the bush kangaroo: the weakly show

skippy the bush kangaroo



Monday, November 20, 2006

the weakly show

faux news is reportedly putting together a "right-leaning" satirical show. yes, we know, "right-leaning" and "satirical" is an oxymoron, but that isn't stopping the oxymorons at murdoch's house from trying. reuters:

the half-hour show would take aim at what executive producer joel surnow, the co-creator of "24," calls "the sacred cows of the left" that don't get made as much fun of by other comedy shows.

"it's a satirical news format that would play more to the fox news audience than the michael moore channel," surnow said. "it would tip more right as 'the daily show' tips left."

also executive producing are "24" producer manny coto, a veteran of "star trek: enterprise," and creator ned rice, who previously wrote for "politically incorrect" and "late late show with craig ferguson."

the show was pitched as "this just in" when it first got life as a 20-minute pilot presentation for fox broadcasting co.'s late-night division. but when that network passed, surnow said it attracted the attention of fox news channel chief roger ailes.

"i showed it to roger, and he really liked it and thought it could work on fox news if we could make it conform to some of the restraints" of a cable news channel. fox news channel confirmed that talks were going on.
constraints like, no facts allowed.
posted by skippy at 10:28 AM |

5 Comments:

Fox news isn't already a satirical show?

Huh. Who knew?
commented by Blogger donna, 10:53 AM PST  
This is gonna be really arty, if you ask me. It'll be one of those "show within a show things," only it will be a fake news show within a fake news show.
commented by Blogger DBK, 1:09 PM PST  
Which one's the Michael Moore channel, and why doesn't my cable package include it?
which one's the michael moore channel

that would be the food network.
commented by Blogger skippy, 5:05 PM PST  
I hear Dennis Miller is available.
commented by Blogger Eli, 6:58 PM PST  

Add a comment