Comedy Central, already home to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report,” is adding another fake news program to its lineup.
The network has ordered “Jon Benjamin Has a Van,” which is a satirical take on network newsmagazines like “Dateline” and “20/20.”
The program stars comedian Jon Benjamin “as an investigative reporter who hits the streets and puts his unique twist on the traditional human interest story,” according to the network’s announcement of the pickup. “Whether going undercover, being the man-on-the-street or participating in reenactments, Benjamin will do whatever it takes to get the stories to the people. His custom van will ensure that he delivers it in style.”
“Jon Benjamin Has a Van” will premiere on Comedy Central in Summer, 2011.
The press release is after the jump.