'Doonesbury' returns to print edition, but only in Sunday comics
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That's the good news.
The bad news is that Trudeau is still working on his TV show — and he has pushed back his plans to resume his Monday-through-Friday daily strips until at least Nov. 18.
Trudeau stopped doing new daily and Sunday strips in early June.
His syndicate has been sending us only old “rerun” strips that we originally published months ago (we haven't reused them).
The original plan was for Trudeau to return — with new daily and Sunday “Doonesbury” strips — right after Labor Day.
While he's now back for Sundays, we're continuing to audition temporary replacement Monday-Friday comic strips for PDN readers instead of rerunning old “Doonesbury” daily strips.
Beginning in July, “Mike Du Jour” stepped up to the plate, replacing “Candorville,” the previous temporary tryout, in our Monday-Friday comics lineup.
We'll be trying out a third temporary strip in the near future.
Readers are invited to give us your feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online TV show
Trudeau is writing and producing “Alpha House,” an Internet-only show that will be part of Amazon.com's first venture into TV show production.
To be aired later this year and into 2014, “Alpha House” is a political satire about four Republican senators who rent a house together on Washington's Capitol Hill.
One of them is played by veteran actor John Goodman.
In an email to the PDN and other subscribing newspapers, Trudeau wrote:
“I had to finally concede that the demands of completing the show have made it impossible for me to return to the strip on schedule.
“I deeply regret the inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause you, who have already shown much forbearance and patience through 'Doonesbury's' absence.
“I greatly value your past loyalty, and look forward to returning to your pages in November.”
Last modified: September 07. 2013 4:53PM