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CNBC developing new animated series

by Richard Keller, posted Mar 23rd 2007 11:04AM

CNBC logoWhat is CNBC? Is it a business news channel, or a comedy channel, or a talking-head channel? I have a hard time keeping it all straight. Confusing me even more is that the cable network is developing an animated show based on the comic strip CEO Dad which could turn into a 30-minute series.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network with an identity crisis will air one-minute shorts cut from the show's pilot episode. It could then return as a 30-minute show in the fall, although there is no definite answer on that as of yet.

The comic strip that the show will be based on was created by executive recruiter Tom Stern and features Frank Pitt, CEO of a Styrofoam peanut manufacturer, who tries to balance his work life and home life.

I'm not too sure about this idea. As an alternative perhaps the network can make a cartoon based on Jim Cramer, the guy who hosts their Mad Money show. Or, perhaps Donnie Deutsch would be better as a cartoon character. He could interview other wealthy animated personalities like Mr. Magoo, Scrooge McDuck, and Donald Trump.

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Rumour had it that CNBC would turn into the news station, MSNBC. MSNBC was then going to turn into a pointless channel to show rerun, CNBC. So who knows what NBC is thinking.

March 23 2007 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Bua

As if any actual business person actually watched CNBC for business news.

Have you checked out the channel at night? They should call it the "Rerun of Bad Game and Reality Show" channel, or ROBGARS maybe, since they enjoy the acronym.

March 23 2007 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I sent news of this and a link (although not to the Hollywood Reporter) to your hard-to-find tips line on Monday or Tuesday. Don't you guys check the tips?

Where is the love, man??

March 23 2007 at 11:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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