Tooning Out The News, CBS All Access’ animated political satire has been parodying top news stories and interviewing real-life guests throughout the 2020 election, overcoming challenges brought on by the global pandemic — often to viral success.
Executive produced by Stephen Colbert, RJ Fried, Tim Luecke, and Chris Licht, the series provides daily segments and interviews featuring a group of cartoon hosts led by mock anchor James Smartwood — voiced by Fried.
The daily episodes feature short interviews from the series’ mock news programs, which include Big News, Hot Take, Inside the Hill, and Virtue Signal. The segments ultimately lead up to a full weekly episode, paralleling a typical cable news channel. Fried, who