Onion News Network
Onion News Network is a parody television news show. The show premiered its ten-episode first season on January 21, 2011, at 10:00 p.m. EST on IFC. In March 2007, The Onion launched The Onion News Network, a daily web video broadcast that had been in production since sometime in mid-2006. The Onion invested about $1 million in production and hired 15 staffers to focus on the venture. Carol Kolb, former Editor-in-Chief of The Onion is the ONN's head writer; and Will Graham is the showrunner and Executive Producer. It is implied on-air that the ONN show "FactZone with Brooke Alvarez" is "simulcasted" on IFC Friday nights at 10pm ET. IFC announced that it had renewed Onion News Network for a second season on March 22, 2011, with Season 2 presented by Acura. Season two premiered on October 4, 2011. It was announced on November 14, 2011 that "Onion News Network" was moved back to Friday Nights at 10pm ET as part of its "IFC Always On Fridays" block of shows. Season 1 aired on Friday nights at 10pm before moving to Tuesdays for the first 3 episodes of Season 2 and has moved back to Friday nights beginning with the November 18, 2011 episode On March 21, 2012, it was announced that the show would not be returning for a third season.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 21, 2011
Enter The FactZone Jan 21, 2011 When one of the network's most beautiful reporters is tragically kidnapped, the Onion News...
S01 E02Jan 28, 2011
Snowlocaust Jan 28, 2011 As a winter storm batters the Midwest, Brooke Alvarez oversees an army of reporters from her...
S01 E03Feb 4, 2011
Man-Horse Marriage Feb 4, 2011 "FactZone" host Brooke Alvarez and her team of reporters sift through the lies to uncover the truths behind the day's most prominent, headline-grabbing news stories, including coverage of one equine enthusiast's recent marriage.
S01 E04Feb 11, 2011
Fifth Anniversary Feb 11, 2011 It's the fifth anniversary of the highly successful FactZone feature, and the network celebrates its viewership dominance.
S01 E05Feb 18, 2011
The Trial of TR-425 Feb 18, 2011 News maven Brooke Alvarez and her team of veteran correspondents use their skills as reporters to shape the public opinion of everyday Americans on a variety of news stories, ranging from entertainment news to the latest about the trial of TR-425.
S01 E06Feb 25, 2011
Cyber Attack Feb 25, 2011 After America suffers a cyber attack, Brooke Alvarez interviews top U.S. officials via satellite.
Season 2IFC | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 4, 2011
Asteroid Heads to Earth Oct 4, 2011 With a giant asteroid expected to hit Earth on October 4th, the Onion News Network has announced it will continue broadcasting until the moment the planet is destroyed.
S02 E02Oct 11, 2011
Missing Baby Kate Oct 11, 2011 Cross Examination's Shelby Cross leads a crusade to rip through every home in America to search for missing one-year-old Baby Kate. In the FactZone, Brooke and the ONN team reveal an extremist obese society's foiled attempts to kidnap Michelle Obama and O'Brady Shaw takes a drunk driving victim's death so personally that the victim's family must take a break from their own grief to comfort O'Brady. In other news, reports show that the iPhone 5 will come conveniently packaged with rumors about the iPhone 6.
S02 E03Oct 18, 2011
Fantasy Brainwall Oct 18, 2011 FactZone introduces its newest piece of technology: an updated touchscreen that Tucker can control with his mind. Unfortunately for Tucker, the new "Brainwall" starts to display Tucker's darkest thoughts. Also, O'Brady's compassion for stray earthquake victims goes a little too far, when he starts "mercifully" killing dogs to relieve them after the disaster. Brooke reports on a coma-bound Republican Presidential candidate who is polling surprisingly well due to his lack of politically disastrous gaffes, and Rapper Kanye West faces down the nation of Syria in a Twitter battle over who was chanting first.
S02 E04Oct 25, 2011
Dead Reporter Oct 25, 2011 FactZone says goodbye to legendary newsman, Brandon Armstrong, who was killed in a brothel fire. Shelby Cross admonishes parents not to let their children trick-or-treat during Halloween, or what she refers to as the "Pedophiles' Christmas." Autistic Reporter, Michael Falk, asks the tough questions about a search and rescue mission's dismal chances of finding missing hikers and the First Responders react to the latest GOP debate, that they may or may not have even watched.
S02 E05Nov 1, 2011
Exposed, Brooke Alvarez Nov 1, 2011 A revealing documentary airs on public television about Brooke Alvarez's secret life as a Russian child cosmonaut . Brooke is forced to relive the traumatizing experience of being trapped in a space shuttle with a vicious chimpanzee named Mr. Dmitry. Also, the U.S. government hires the genius behind Zico coconut water to try to help America out of its economic hole and a prostitute is caught paying Mitt Romney for sex.
S02 E06Nov 11, 2011
Today Now! Special Nov 11, 2011 The network morning show stages a very special takeover.