Fusion networks announced today that the Paul F. Tompkins acclaimed news-slash-talk show with puppets, “No, You Shut Up!” will get a fourth season on the network. A brand new 25 episode run will premiere on February 4, 2016 and will focus on the 2016 election. In the weekly series, Paul and a rotating panel of his puppety friends and live guests discuss the hot button issues of the day. Some of the show’s guests have included comedy greats like Maria Bamford, Chris Gethard, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Joe Lo Truglio, Thomas Middleditch and Tig Notaro.
Rolling Stone named season 3 of “No, You Shut Up!” one of the 10 Shows You need to be watching in 2015.
Tompkins will also create two special episodes this November to “take stock of the current field of candidates in their own unique way, offering insight no other news program can deliver — because those other shows offer zero talking squirrels and hardly any sentient hot dogs.” The special episodes will air on successive Thursdays, November 5, and 12th at 10pm.
“I can’t wait to jump into this election season with ‘No, You Shut Up!,’” said host Paul F. Tompkins. “What a challenge it will be to make a comedy show more ridiculous than the system by which we elect the leader of the free world! I am thrilled to be back with this amazingly talented group of people — and the non-people they give voice to.”
“With hilarious talent and writing, No, You Shut Up! has become one of our favorite projects here at the Company,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “The show has reached its creative and comedic stride and the timing couldn’t be better. With the election year upon us, the show’s team has the opportunity to bring their A-game to lampoon the news of the day as can only be done by aliens, seagulls and talking lunchboxes.”
You can also watch Tompkins brand new one hour special on Comedy Central this Saturday October 10th at 11pm.
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) October 6, 2015
“No, You Shut Up!,” which has aired on FUSION since the network’s launch in 2013, was created by David Javerbaum (“The Daily Show”) and is produced by The Jim Henson Company’s Henson Alternative banner, its label for content created specifically and exclusively for adult audiences. Tompkins, Nelson Walters, Lisa Henson, and Brian Henson serve as executive producers. The third season featured a wide-range of guests including Jack Black, Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Keegan M. Key and Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele”), Bob Odenkirk (“Mr. Show,” “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”), Judy Greer (“Arrested Development”) and Danny Pudi (“Community”).