The Onion Peels Off a Fusion Election Special

Filling the Bill Maher void.

Bill Maher wasn’t too happy last week on Real Time when he told the audience that there would be no live show this coming Friday, post-third debate. But into that breach steps Fusion.

Debuting tomorrow at 9 p.m. on Fusion is The Onion Presents: The Iconic Images of Election 2016. It’s Fusion’s first TV collaboration with The Onion since parent company Univision acquired a 40% stake in the funny-business company. From today’s tease:

The Onion’s esteemed panel of political experts, journalists and historians will look back at the bumpy road that led to this grisly electoral pileup, offering insight into how we made a laughing stock of our democratic process. “As America’s Finest News Source, we felt an obligation to memorialize an election that other media outlets have conspicuously ignored,” says Mike McAvoy, CEO of Onion Inc.

The show is slotted in between comedy documentary Chris Gets Money with comedian Chris Cubas and Muslim Invasion, a half-hour special featuring Bassem Youssef. All this will be followed at 10 p.m. by Trumped Up at the RNC.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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