Tooning Out the News

Outstanding Short Form Series

 

From executive producer Stephen Colbert, CBS All Access’ TOONING OUT THE NEWS is the first daily animated topical news satire series, featuring animated hosts making real headlines through interviews with newsmakers and politicians such as Katie Porter, Julian Castro, and somehow, Alan Dershowitz. New five-to seven-minute segments are available Tuesday through Friday, culminating in a weekly full episode.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Short Form Series

Executive Producers: Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Tim Luecke
Executive Producer/Showrunner: RJ Fried
Co-Executive Producers: Zach Smilovitz, Mike Leech
Consulting Producer: Matt Lappin
Producers: Nicole Savini, Meaghan Rady
Produced By: Melanie Loebig
Animation Directors: Stephen Brooks, Dale Clowdis
Casting Director: Allison Cohn
Talent Director: Julie Zann
Technical Director: Brian Maffitt
Art Director: Todd McArthur
Supervising Editor: Thomas Berkley
Head Writers: Zach Smilovitz, Mike Leech
Writing Supervised By: Naima Pearce

Accolades

“Perfect for these times”

– Daily Beast

“Delightfully weird and hilarious”

– Daily Beast

“Funny and engaging”

– TV Overmind

“A very clever piece of modern-day, media satire”

– Media Post

Addison Anderson

as

Austin Sparks

(Political Analyst – Big News)

Rich Ballard

(Co-Host – Inside the Hill)

Jack Bensinger

as

Tyler Templeton

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Jeremy Bent

as

Teddy Hopper

(Analyst – Inside the Hill)

Jonathan Keene

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Neil D’Astolfo

as

Peter Womack

(Analyst – Virtue Signal)

RJ Fried

as

James Smartwood

(Host – Big News)

Ziwe Fumudoh

as

Susan Shephard

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Jeremy Levick

as

Jeremy Levy-Levin

(Investigative Reporter)

Nathan Min

as

Brian Min

(Analyst – Virtue Signal)

Maureen Monahan

as

Nicole Vance

(Political Analyst – Big News)

Sarah Sabo

(Co-Host – Inside the Hill)

Kylie Weaver

(Host – Virtue Signal)

Alise Morales

as

Lila Moreno

(Analyst – Virtue Signal)

Simone Norman

as

Eleanor Palmer

(Special Correspondent – Inside the Hill)

Zach Smilovitz

as

James Smartwood Jr.

(Chief Correspondent – Big News)

Megan Stalter

as

Bonnie Davis

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Rajat Suresh

as

Rajat Mehta

(Investigative Reporter)

IKE UFOMADU

as

Dr. Ike Bloom

(Historian)

Naima Pearce

as

Tory Hughes

(Political Analyst – Big News)

Kennedy Baldwin

as

Morgan Herbert Walker

(Co-Host – Hot Take)

Otter Lee

as

Otter Lin

(Field Correspondent – Virture Signal)

Episodes

11/4/20 | “Super Panel Election Night Coverage”

The Tooning Out Election 2020 panel welcomes journalist Michael Isikoff to break down the presidential election night highlights and President Trump’s premature victory declaration.