Onion SportsDome was a parody sports television show from the makers of The Onion. The show premiered on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 10:30 p.m. EST on Comedy Central in the United States. It was seen in Canada on The Comedy Network.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original network||Comedy Central|
|Original release||January 11 –|
March 15, 2011
|Related shows||Onion News Network|
The show was designed as a parody of SportsCenter and ESPN. Jack Kukoda was the head writer. Matt Walton and Matt Oberg play the co-anchors Alex Reiser and Mark Shepard, respectively. Melissa "Wellsy" Wells was portrayed by real-life sportscaster Danyelle Sargent. Gary Payton, Dennis Kenney and Ahmad Bradshaw appeared on the show.
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. On June 20, 2011, Deadline Hollywood confirmed that Comedy Central cancelled both SportsDome and Sports Show with Norm MacDonald.
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- Hinckley, David (January 11, 2011). "'The Onion SportsDome' will lampoon sports shows like ESPN's 'SportsCenter' in Comedy Central slot". New York Daily News. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
- Hale, Mike (January 10, 2011). "Where Sports News Is Irreverent, and Scores Irrelevant" The New York Times. New York: New York Times.
- O'Brien, Walter (December 25, 2010). "Matt Walton, a New Jersey native, to co-host Comedy Central Onion sports show". Courier News. Bridgewater Township, NJ. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
-  Archived February 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- "MacDonald's show may be departure from norm". USA Today. April 11, 2011. Retrieved April 27, 2011.
- "Comedy Central Cancels 'Sports Show with Norm Macdonald' and 'Onion SportsDome'". Deadline Hollywood. June 20, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011.