PARAMOUNT+'S EMMY-NOMINATED ANIMATED SERIES "STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS" TRANSITIONS TO WEEKLY FORMAT
Weekly Episodes Will Begin Dropping on Oct. 8, Exclusively on Paramount+
Series Produced by CBS Studios
Oct. 4, 2021 - Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced that the Emmy-nominated, animated, satirical news program STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS will transition to weekly half-hour episodes beginning Friday, Oct. 8. The new format will feature three segments that focus on topical news of the day, the week's most dominating stories, and special guests, including Norman Lear, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Reverend Al Sharpton, Chris Hadfield and more. The weekly episodes will be made up of the current show segments: "Big News," "The Establishment," "Virtue Signal," "Hot Take," "Inside The Hill" and "Smart Talk Tonight," with the latter next featuring the Academy Award(R)-nominated documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on Friday, Oct. 21.
Nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series category, STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS features a cast of animated characters lampooning top news stories and interviewing real-world guests.
The series is executive produced by Stephen Colbert and Chris Licht of CBS' THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and RJ Fried and Tim Luecke from SHOWTIME's "Our Cartoon President." The series is produced by CBS Studios.
In addition to STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS, Paramount+'s growing slate of original animated series includes STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, RUGRATS, KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB'S UNDER YEARS, and NO ACTIVITY, as well as the recently launched THE HARPER HOUSE and upcoming STAR TREK: PRODIGY, premiering later this fall.
The first and second seasons of STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS are available to stream exclusively on Paramount+
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world's biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming's other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.
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