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[03/24/09 - 01:02 PM]
G4 Salutes Satire This April Fools' Day with U.S. Television Premiere of "The Onion Movie"
The film premieres Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00/6:00c as part of the network's "Movies That Don't Suck" franchise.

[via press release from G4]

G4 SALUTES SATIRE THIS APRIL FOOLS' DAY WITH U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE OF "THE ONION MOVIE"

G4 Secures Exclusive Cable Rights from FOX Home Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2009 �Mockery, ridicule and sardonic wit invade G4 when the U.S. television premiere of "The Onion Movie" debuts on April 1st. The perfect complement to April Fool's Day, "The Onion Movie" brings viewers irreverent humor and outrageous spoofs based on the wildly popular satirical newspaper. Hailed by The New Yorker as "the funniest publication in the United States," The Onion makes the leap from printed page to silver screen, parodying everything fans love in its hilarious film version. "The Onion Movie" premieres April 1, 2009 at 7:00 PM ET/PT on G4 as part of the network's popular "Movies That Don't Suck" franchise.

This political comedy that explores what happens when journalistic integrity is compromised by corporate sensibility was penned by former Onion editor-in-chief Robert Siegel and story editor Todd Hanson. The plot loosely follows the "Network"-like decline of anchorman Norm Archer (Len Cariou) who battles two double-speaking execs looking for big ratings. When Norm is asked to bend to the will of his corporate overlords he decides to strike back with a fury unheard of in the world of network news.

In the film, nothing is sacred or off-limits as the creative forces behind The Onion unleash an unrelenting barrage of satire on subjects that include pop stars, prisoners, racial stereotyping, peace talks and blockbuster action films. Viewers will experience first-hand The Onion's wicked humor and sarcastic perspective on current events, controversial issues and mainstream America.

RottenTomatoes.com says, "The Onion - that gold standard of pitch-perfect news parody publications � brings its distinctly absurd-yet-relevant brand of satire to a hitherto untapped medium: the feature film! The Onion Movie takes aim at everything politics and society have to offer."

G4 acquired the exclusive cable rights to "The Onion Movie" from FOX Home Entertainment.

Don't miss this U.S. television event on April 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm ET/PT, only on G4. For more on The Onion Movie go to http://g4tv.com/movies/.

About Comcast Entertainment Group

Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming; G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo; and FEARnet, the world's premier horror and thriller destination on demand, online and on mobile devices. E! is currently available to 96 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the United States. In 2006, E! launched the E! Everywhere initiative underscoring the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 60 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in more than 65 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. FEARnet is a joint venture between Comcast, Sony Pictures Television and Lionsgate. FEARnet.com ranks as the number one horror web site and FEARnet On Demand is one of the top five VOD networks.





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