By Laura Zuckerman November 27, 2017 10:33:03A new TV series based on the popular web comic The Onion has been ordered by Fox News to air in the fall.
The Onion TV series will be produced by the Onion Media, which owns the satirical website and other properties including the website’s Onion News channel.
The project will feature a cast of 30 people, and will debut in fall 2017 on Fox News Channel.
It is expected to premiere at the end of October.
The series is being produced by comedy writer-director/actor Mike Nichols, whose credits include comedy classics “The Hangover Part II” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
It was created in 2012 by Nichols, who is also the author of the upcoming memoir “The Onion Is Dead,” which chronicles the creation of the website in 2006.
Nichols is no stranger to the spotlight.
He has starred in such films as “The Big Short,” “Django Unchained” and the critically acclaimed “I Am Sam,” and he has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in the upcoming comedy film “The Fosters.”
In addition to producing the new series, Nichols is also executive producing it with fellow Onion writers/producers Ben Schwartz and Andy Daly.
Nichols, a frequent Fox News contributor, will also serve as the executive producer.
“This is a big day for the Onion, the Onion family, and the entire world of comedy,” said Fox News president of programming Mike Levin.
“The idea of putting the world’s most popular satirical news site in the hands of one of the most celebrated creators and stars in television is a dream come true for millions of people around the world.”
The project marks a significant step forward for The Onion, which has been the most popular site in history with more than a billion unique visitors per month.
The Onion’s popularity is driven by the fact that the site is the first online publication to feature actual news stories.
The site also features a live stream of its live events and other content.
Nicholas, who also co-created “Degrassi: Next Class,” will also direct the project.
The project is being co-produced by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Arts Foundation, and The Onion Media.