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TBS and Funny or Die join forces for late-night series ‘America’s Next Weatherman’

It's 'Anchorman' IRL.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jun 26, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 11:40 am CDT

TBS is shooting for the stars with its latest acquisition: a Funny or Die series called America’s Next Weatherman.

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 

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2015, 3:09 pm CDT