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The Onion, a hilarious fake newspaper and website, has signed a development deal with CBS to create shows for the network. This can only be a good thing.

The Onion brand has already ventured into TV with two shows on the air already: Onion News Network on IFC and Onion SportsDome on Comedy Central.

They are now looking to get into the broadcast game on America’s most watched (but oldest-skewing) network, a move that we wholeheartedly support.

Joe Randazzo, Onion editor, said that they already have several big ideas, including 3 and a Half Men, 12 Men and Three-Quarters, and 72.683 Women.

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Those sound like good shows, but they should just replace Katie Couric on CBS News with The Onion’s Twitter feed. Some recent “news” stories on there:

  • Michelle Bachmann Announces Bid To Be Discussed More Than She Deserves In 2012
  • Study: Insomnia Only a Problem If You Are Employed or Have a Reason to Live
  • Green Lantern To Fulfill America’s Wish To See Lantern-Based Characters On Big Screen
  • Derek Jeter Just 6 Squib Grounders, Shallow Bloops Away From 3,000 Hits
  • Desperate Pandora Employees Scrambling To Find Song Area Man Likes
  • Vagina Medicine Left Out Where Anyone Can See It