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TBS and Funny or Die join forces for late-night series ‘America’s Next Weatherman’
It’s ‘Anchorman’ IRL.
The late-night series comes from the think tank of Survivor producer Mark Burnett and comedy site Funny or Die, and while it appears to be a parody of reality competition shows like Survivor, it’s actually is a real show to find America’s next top weatherperson. Weatherman gaffes are practically a cottage industry on the Internet these days, so this series sort of makes sense. Sort of.
The eight-episode, hourlong series trails 12 contestants vying for their big break, as well as a $100,000 prize and the chance to forecast the weather on CNN’s morning show, New Day. If FoD’s not going to turn Between Two Ferns into a series, I guess this is a decent alternative.
America’s Next Weatherman is set to debut on Aug. 8.
H/T Deadline | Photo via TBS
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.