Viacom's Comedy Central is picking up "The Onion Sports Network" series, a satire on the world of sports.
The half-hour series will premiere in the first quarter.
Comedy Central bills the pilot and 10-episode series as taking on "teams, players, leagues, sycophantic fans, ridiculous products, and over-hyped coverage."
The series is based on the Onion Sports Network's online videos.
Financial terms were not disclosed. Shares of Viacom Inc., based in New York, fell 10 cents to $38.96 in morning trading.
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