According to the lovely press release, “The as-yet untitled series will take on the whole universe of modern sports – teams, players, leagues, sycophantic fans, ridiculous products and over-hyped sports coverage – with an eye towards appealing to sports fanatics and more casual fans, as well as long-time followers of The Onion and The Onion News Network.”
“We are thrilled to be in business with a cultural icon like The Onion to give our audience the sports show they deserve,” said Lauren Corrao, president of original programming and development for Comedy Central. “The short-form content on the OSN Web series is outstanding, hilarious and exactly what you’d expect from the gang. We’re really excited to take this great idea and turn it into a regular, weekly series.”
It sounds like it will be like Aaron Sorkin’s Sports Night, but funny, and with less walking and talking. Keep an eye out for this sure-to-be-hilarious show!