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What's More Fun Than a Gaggle of Pundits?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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GAGGLE GAL, GUY Cox, Maron (inset)

Like Meet the Press but wish it had more full-frontal nudity and graphic language? ("Madam Secretary, don't fuck with me—are you running for president or not? Go Bills!") If so, HBO has something in the works for you!

The Gaggle, a live political gabfest featuring growed-up blogger Ana Marie Cox, now the Washington editor of Time.com, and former Air America Radio talker Marc Maron, will have its debut at the U.S. Comedy Festival next month. It's currently conceived as a one-off panel just for the HBO-sponsored fest, which serves as a sort of live development slate for the network. But a source tells Radar that HBO is testing the waters for a Sunday morning alternative to Meet the Press and This Week With George Stephanopoulos that would feature Cox, Maron, and two rotating panelists grilling whatever political figures they can convince to appear.

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