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Onion SportsDome

Onion SportsDome
Starring Matt Walton
Matt Oberg
Danyelle Sargent
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Release
Original channel Comedy Central
Original release January 11, 2011 (2011-01-11) –
March 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)
Chronology
Related shows Onion News Network
External links
Website

Onion SportsDome was a parody sports television show from the makers of The Onion.[1] The show premiered on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central in the United States.[2][3][4] It was seen in Canada on The Comedy Network.[5]

The show was designed as a parody of SportsCenter and ESPN.[6] Jack Kukoda was the head writer.[7] Matt Walton and Matt Oberg play the co-anchors Alex Reiser and Mark Shepard, respectively.[4][8] Melissa "Wellsy" Wells was portrayed by real-life sportscaster Danyelle Sargent. Gary Payton, Dennis Kenney and Ahmad Bradshaw appeared on the show.[9]

On April 4, 2011, USA Today reported the show, having completed its original 10-episode runs, was on hiatus and replaced in the time-slot by Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.[10] On June 20, 2011, Deadline Hollywood confirmed that Comedy Central cancelled both SportsDome and Sports Show with Norm MacDonald.[11]

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