Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertSpringsteen: Trump, De Santis and Taylor Greene mustn't decide 'fate of the American experiment' Fox's Bret Baier: Jan. 6 was a 'dark day' for US 'similar to what we saw in 1876' Fox's Gutfeld mocks late night hosts for planned 'climate night' MORE is adding to his growing animated political satire empire, launching a pair of politically themed shows for Comedy Central.
One of the series, "Washingtonia," is described by the network in a Tuesday announcement as a comedy about "a rising political star and his deeply incompetent staff navigating the way deeper incompetence of Washington."
The other satire, "Fairview," is a "weekly, hyper-topical, half-hour animated series about how national politics causes wild small town drama in the Natty Light-chugging, grocery store parking lot-fighting, public urinating town of Fairview through the lens of its sloppy party girl turned pragmatic mayor Kelly Sampson."
"I am so excited to participate in this press release, but I should mention that my deal for 'Fairview' and 'Washingtonia' is not yet closed," Colbert quipped in a news release. "The main sticking point is money. I want more and they don't want me to have more. I look forward to airing these projects as soon as this issue is resolved," the "Late Show" host said.
Nina Diaz, president of content and chief creative officer at MTV Entertainment Group, said in a statement the new shows are part of an effort by the comedy channel to "double down on adult animation."
"These two irreverent satires fit squarely into the Comedy Central brand," Diaz said, "hilarious, sophisticated, and, of course, with politics at the center of it all."
Both "Washingtonia" and "Fairview" are poised to premiere this fall.