John Fugelsang to Host New Current TV 'Show 'John Fugelsang: So That Happened' Beginning October 5

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October 1st, 2012

via press release:


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 6:00 & 9:00 PM ET


New Friday Night Addition, Entitled “John Fugelsang: So That Happened,” Takes an Irreverent Look at the Weekly Headlines

Fugelsang's Nightly Series to Premiere Later This Year


New York, October 1, 2012– Beginning Friday, October 5, Current TV will introduce a new weekly show to its lineup entitled “John Fugelsang: So That Happened.” Airing at 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm ET, the hour-long program will serve as a precursor to the comedian's highly-anticipated nightly series, which will premiere later this year. Fugelsang will be commenting on the week's events in news, pop culture, politics and the web, using plenty of video to share his selected highlights and lowlights from the week just ending. Comedian Frank Conniff, best known as Frank from “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” will serve as head writer and will be a frequent contributor to the series.


Commenting on the new program, Fugelsang said: "First I would like to thank Joy Behar, whom I admire enormously, for occasionally letting me sit in her chair. Viewers have come to expect the unexpected from her show and we believe that ‘So That Happened’ will have the same kind of tone and irreverence while discussing what I believe to be some very serious and substantive topics."


John Fugelsang is an actor, comedian and commentator. He’s been featured on MSNBC, CNN, FOX News, Dennis Miller, Air America, NPR, CNBC, and Current TV. He's been a regular on MSNBC's “The Ed Show” and “UP with Chris Hayes;” CNN's “Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien,” HLN's “The Joy Behar Show;” FOX News’ “Fox & Friends” and “Red Eye.” He has co-hosted the conservative “Jay Severin Show,” and been published on The Huffington Post and Daily Kos. John Fugelsang lives in New York City’s Greenwich Village, on the same block as Bob Dylan's 1st NYC apartment, with a girl named after Cleopatra's handmaiden, a cat named after Bix Beiderbecke, and a brand new baby named after Henry Miller. Fans can follow Fugelsang on Twitter at @JohnFugelsang, Current TV at @Current and on Facebook at


About Current Media:

Featuring “Joy Behar: Say Anything!,” “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur,” “The War Room With Jennifer Granholm,” “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” “The Gavin Newsom Show,” “Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show” and “Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show,” Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues. “Vanguard,” the network’s Peabody Award-winning documentary series, shines a light where other networks won’t dare and boldly explores provocative subjects - opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and features the very best in news, analysis, and political commentary. To get Current TV at home or to find the channel on your cable system log on to Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.


  • Jon Herrin

    Please, please, please, get podcasts of the shows posted on Stitcher. That’s the only way I’ll ever be able to listen in regularly.

  • Bridget A Clooney

    Looking forward to his!

  • Michelle

    You need to air this online….who knows how long it will take the cable co. to wake up and air your show.
    Congratulations John!

  • Paul

    Rather surprised (and disappointed) to not see any reference to Stephanie Miller in this. Frankly without his weekly appearances on her show I doubt he would be in a position to get his own show.

  • Rick St Thomas

    Go John! Glad to see you got your own show. Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Jennifer Granholm, The young Turks, Joy Behar, John Fugelsang – does it get any better? Go Current TV!

  • T.L.

    The press release kinda left out the fact that Fugelsang once hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” for two seasons.

  • Laurence Glavin

    I’m a big fan of the Stephanie Miller show myself, but it’s heard on the radio and seen on TV during the daytime; John’s biggest tests have been while subbing during prime time on Current and appearing on CNN. I’m not sure one can claim that he got these gigs thru Steph. Jim Ward is a colossal talent but I’ve never seen him alsewhere, although it has been mentioned that he does voices on commercials and animated shows. He should have become the voice-of-doom trailer annoucer for the film industry after Don LaFontaine croaked.

  • Bernard

    Fugelsang and MST3k’s Frank Conniff as head writer could actually add up to a Current TV show that gets more than 3000 viewers!

  • Vince Fugelsang

    Good Luck John with Your New show, I know its going to be GREAT!

  • Bonnie Streit

    Gonna love this!

  • Mary Hand

    I am elated. I have watched John on Stephanie Miller and Bill Press and just love him. Yea,Progressives! I also bought the MP3 Sexy Liberal Comedy Show!

  • Lisa

    What a great show! The only thing I don’t like is the zoom in and out camera angles. That drives me nuts.

  • Rose M. Samuels

    Congratulations John, I truly pray things will take off for you…I just watched the show with Mr.Ed Asner…it was very good…some of the puns seemed out of place…otherwise, it should be around for a while…SWG

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