1:57pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
The Onion Inks Development Pact With CBS TV Studios
Satirical news organization The Onion, publishers of a website and newspaper in addition to a pair of cable TV series, has inked a one-year deal with CBS Television Studios.
Under the pact, the creative team will develop non-Onion comedy series ideas for broadcast as well as online series for CBS Interactive’s digital properties.
In January, The Onion launched Onion SportsDome, a parody sports series based on ESPN and its SportsCenter, on Comedy Central; and Onion News Network, based on its daily web video broadcast, on IFC. News Network has been renewed for a second season.
Check out a clip from Onion News Network below.