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Super Freak: Comedy Central orders 2nd-rate hero vs. 2nd-rate villain cartoon series

Comedy Central confirmed Tuesday that it had ordered seven episodes of a new animated series, Freakshow. It is slated to begin airing on the cable channel next winter (late 2006 or early 2007).

The show will chronicle the adventures of a group called the Freak Squad, who work as circus side show freaks but are occasionally called to service by a secret government agency to fight evil. Featured characters include a human-clam hybrid and conjoined twins.

The “heroes'” arch nemeses consist of superhero wannabes who failed to join the “World-Famous Justice Squad ( a not-so-subtle spoof of the Justice League) and decided to turn to a life of evil.

The show features the voice, writing and producing talents of David Cross (Men in Black, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and H. Jon Benjamin (Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist).

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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