Comedy Central has given a title, a premise and a premiere date to its new post-“Daily Show” program starring Jordan Klepper.
It’s called “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper,” and it launches at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT Sept. 25. As for the premise, it appears that Klepper will attempt to do for the current “fake news” era what “The Colbert Report” did for punditry back when that show began.
Per the network announcement, the show “will satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left. ‘The Opposition’ is the voice of the new America. It is the America that defines its own reality. It’s the America of paid protestors, Obama’s birth certificate, and the certainty that CNN is fake news.”
Some more news from Comedy Central’s time at the summer TV critics’ press tour:
– Both “The Jim Jefferies Show” and “The President Show” have had their runs extended into November. The network has ordered 10 more episodes of “The Jim Jefferies Show”; its initial run ends Aug. 15, after which it will take a month-long break before the next batch of episodes will start Sept. 19. “The President Show” has been extended by seven episodes, bringing its total to 22. Once “The Opposition” premieres, it will move back to midnight on Thursdays.
– Season 4 of “Broad City” will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 13. Guest stars for the new season include RuPaul Charles, Shania Twain, Steve Buscemi, Sandra Bernhard, Mike Birbiglia, Jane Curtin, Lea DeLaria, Cynthia Erivo, Susie Essman, Peri Gilpin, Greta Lee, Damien Lemon, Denis O’Hare, Alysia Reiner, Amy Ryan, Constance Shulman and Wanda Sykes.
– The channel has picked up a one-hour sketch special from Goatface, a comedy group featuring “Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj, Asif Ali, Fahim Anwar and Aristotle Athiras.