Published Jun 02, 2016Canadian news satire site The Beaverton has grown in popularity over the years. With the tagline "North America's Trusted Source of News," the site is like The Onion with more jokes about Tim Hortons. Now, it's coming to television.
The half hour series is being billed as an "adaptation" of the site, and is being produced for the Comedy Network in association with Pier 21 Films. The series will be a new fake news program co-hosted by comedians Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas, with a rotating cast of correspondents.
In a press release, Laszlo Barna of Pier 21 said, "I have always praised and admired sharp satire. When the opportunity arose to bring TheBeaverton.com – a bastion of wit and satire – to television, I leapt at the opportunity. With The Comedy Network on board, we're excited to expand the content and the reach of this extremely exciting program."
Luke Gordon Field of The Beaverton added, "The Beaverton was started by a band of misfits who believed that comedy was the quickest path to truth and wanted to create a voice that was angry, smart, and above all, funny. To have the opportunity to work with Pier 21 Films and The Comedy Network to develop and expand that voice on television is a dream come true for all of us."
The Beaverton television series will go into production this summer. It will be filmed in front of a live studio audience.