Satire show's second season begins Sept. 30
The writers from IFC’s “Onion News Network” have reached their first-ever collective bargaining agreement covering the show.The Writers Guild of America East, which repped the “Onion News” scribes, made the announcement Tuesday “The ‘ONN’ writers stood together and won real improvements,” said WGA East exec director Lowell Peterson. “We welcome them into the WGAE, and we look forward to a productive relationship with the company.” The WGA said the agreement will increase minimum weekly compensation and provide pension and health contributions retroactive to the start of writing earlier this summer. The producers also agreed to add writers and writing weeks. “ONN’s” second season begins Sept. 30 with 10 weekly episodes. Peterson said more than 70 guild members from other New York-based comedy shows signed a letter supporting “ONN” writers.