Male-oriented cable network Spike TV expands its animated offerings next week with the debut of This Just In, a Flash-animated comedy series that offers timely riffs on politics and other current events. A preview of the show can be downloaded at http://homepage.digitalforest.com/~poptunes/TJICM.html.
This Just In is created by stand-up comic and Fairly OddParents head writer Steve Marmel and Spike TV exec. VP of production and programming Kevin Kay. The weekly series centers on conservative newspaper journalist Brian Newport and his buddies as they poke fun at presidential candidates and pop culture personalities. Peter MacNichol from TV’s Ally McBeal and Phil Morris will provide the voices of Newport’s partners in sarcasm.
What makes this cartoon unique is its ability to respond to recent happenings. The use of Flash allows the show to be written and produced the very week it airs. The half-hour show debuts on Spike TV Sunday, March 14, at 10:30 ET/PT.