Glenn Beck has long prided himself as a comedian, and his critics have often lampooned him as a cartoon. So I suppose it makes perfect sense that GBTV, his live streaming video network, is developing a new animated comedy series. GBTV and Icebox, which boasts writers who’ve worked on shows including The Simpsons, South Park, and King of the Hill, are currently discussing various concepts. “Many of our writers welcome the opportunity to create shows the whole family can watch,” Tal Vigderson, Icebox’s managing director, said in a statement. “This venture lets us take a little break from shocking and offending our audience.”
Um, does Vigderson know Beck’s work?
Since launching in September after Beck’s departure from Fox News, GBTV has added a variety of original programming including Liberty Tree House, Mercury Theater, and the comedy news show The B.S. of A. Oh, and then there’s Beck’s two-hour show, which streams live weekdays at 5 p.m.
Have you followed Beck from Fox to GBTV? If not, have you missed him? (And I don’t mean in the way that Jon Stewart and the Daily Show writers have missed him.) What are your expectations for a GBTV cartoon?