Mike Judge’s new show In The Know will take a swipe at public radio.
Heading straight to Peacock, the new adult animated comedy is being created by Mike Judge, Zach Woods, and Brandon Gardner and will be a parody of NPR – National Public Radio. It comes with an animated twist, of course.
“Lauren Caspian is NPR’s third most popular host,” reads an official synopsis. “He’s a well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me. He’s also a stop motion puppet.”
Each episode of In The Know follows a behind-the-scenes making of an episode of Lauren’s show, which sees the animated host conduct in-depth interviews with real-world human guests.
“Lauren collaborates with a diverse crew of NPR staff. They are also puppets and nimrods.”
Alongside Judge, Greg Daniels and Dustin Davis will executive produce for Bandera Entertainment. Judge and Woods will provide voices for the show.
“In the Know will capture the conversations so many of us have in our daily lives in a heightened, hilarious way,” said NBCUniversal Television and Streaming president of scripted content, Lisa Katz. “We’re excited to be working with the very best in the business in Mike, Greg, Zach, and Brandon, and our partners at Universal Television.”
Judge’s most popular works seem to be experiencing a bit of a resurgence this year, with Beavis and Butt-Head making a return on Paramount+. The pair also starred in the new Paramount+ exclusive, Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe. There’s even been a hint at a King of the Hill Return… but whether that takes off remains to be seen.
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“We’re thrilled to be working on this unique and inventive series with such an accomplished team and can’t wait for audiences to be In the Know,” said Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television.
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