Mike Judge’s new show In The Know will be a hit on public radio.
Heading straight to the Peacock, the new adult animated comedy is created by Mike Judge, Zach Woods and Brandon Gardner and will be a parody of NPR – National Public Radio. It comes with an animated twist, of course.
“Lauren Caspian is NPR’s third most popular host,” reads the official synopsis. “He’s a well-intentioned, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me. He is also a stop motion puppet.”
Each episode of In The Know is followed by a behind-the-scenes episode of Loren’s show, in which the animated host conducts in-depth interviews with real-world people.
“Lauren works with a diverse team of NPR staff. They are also puppets and nimrods.”
Along with Judge, Greg Daniels and Dustin Davis will executive produce for Bandera Entertainment. Judge and Woods will provide the voices for the show.
“In the Know will capture the conversations many of us have in our daily lives in an amplified, hilarious way,” said NBCUniversal President of Television and Streaming Scripted Content Lisa Katz. “We are excited to work with the best in the business in Mike, Greg, Zach and Brandon, as well as our partners at Universal Television.”
Judge’s most popular works look set to see a bit of a revival this year, with Beavis and Butt-Head returning to Paramount+. The pair also starred in the new Paramount+ exclusive, Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe. There have even been hints of the return of the King of the Hill… but whether that will take off remains to be seen.
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“We are thrilled to be working on this unique and inventive series with such an accomplished team and can’t wait for audiences to tune in,” said Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television.
Want to read more about Mike Judge’s projects? Check out why King of the Hill won’t be returning to Fox and get a look at a middle-aged Beavis and Butt-Head.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow it further Twitter.