‘Bad Reporter’ Cartoonist’s Animation Project Is Optioned

By: E&P Staff

TV personality Al Roker’s production company has optioned the rights to Don Asmussen’s new animated creation, “Action News Family.”

Asmussen does the “Bad Reporter” cartoon feature for the San Francisco Chronicle and Universal Press Syndicate.

Universal said “Action News Family” focuses on “the disaster that ensues when news anchors Chet and Natalie Anchorton use their brood to read the news. It’s ‘The Partridge Family’ meets ‘The O’Reilly Factor.'”

Asmussen will serve as a consultant to the show, and Bridget McMeel and John Glynn of Amuse — a sister unit to Universal — will be executive producers.

Al Roker Entertainment has programming on NBC, PBS, The Discovery Channel, E!, and elsewhere.

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