Showtime orders even more Our Cartoon President episodes
Showtime has extended the order of its half-hour animated series Our Cartoon President, picking up seven new episodes. The series will air the last episode of its initial 10-episode run on Sunday, April 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and will then continue this summer with the seven new episodes. The political docuseries The Circus will take over that timeslot with a season premiere on Sunday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Executive produced by multiple Emmy winner Stephen Colbert, showrunner R.J. Fried and Late Show executive producer Chris Licht, Our Cartoon President follows the tru-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members. The first season has already introduced audiences to Trump’s attempts at “winning” the State of the Union address, comforting disaster victims and rolling back President Obama’s accomplishments, as well as his co-dependent relationship with the media. The series premiere in February drew 2.3 million subscribers and the show is averaging two million viewers per week.
Our Cartoon President is produced by CBS Television Studios. Tim Luecke serves as lead animator and co-executive producer. Matt Lappin serves as consulting producer.