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Friday
Jan212011

The Onion News Network Debuts on TV

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Watch out CNN, there's a new cable news show in town.

Well, almost.

Tune in Friday night to the Independent Film Channel for the TV debut of the Onion News Network. Complete with flashy graphics and a high-def touchscreen "Recon Wall," it has all the trappings of a cable news show but without any of the facts. It's the first-ever fake news network, which began as an online video series in 2007.

The anchors are not comedians, they're not riffing on the day's headlines and they're not after a fair and balanced reputation.

The ONN makes up its news; it aims to poke fun and imitate cable news coverage.

The show debuts Friday at 10 p.m. ET on IFC.

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