Kal Penn Approves This Message answers the questions we have about the future of our country
I am always happy to support fellow Bruin alum and co-star of one of my all-time favorite movies, Kal Penn in any of his shows. Personally I felt Sunnyside deserved another season, but the show is too diverse and a little too real for some people. Anyway, Kal Penn Approves This Message is an election-themed series coming to Freeform Tuesday, September 22, at 10:30pm ET/PT. It’s a 6-episode series that will conclude with a 1-hour season finale Tuesday, October 27th.
The series is a smart and irreverent unscripted comedy series that delves into issues relevant to Millenial and Gen Z voters. Each episode will have comedic field pieces and a sit-down interview with Kal Penn and a featured guest. The topics range from voting basics to voter empowerment and the economy to climate change. The Kal Penn hostes series aims to break down key issues young voters care about and give them the tools and information they need to make an impact on the vote. Here are the 6 episodes and loglines from Freeform, as well as their air date:
September 22 – Episode #1001 – “Kal Penn Approves our Democracy”
Kal Penn celebrates the ways that young voters have already changed the world, and equips them with the essential tools to make their voices more impactful than ever in this election.
September 29 – Episode #1002 – “Kal Penn Approves Education”
The world has changed, and so have higher education options. While exploring issues such as income inequality, jobs and student debt, Kal takes a look at life after high school, and the interrelated value of different paths.
October 6 – Episode #1003 – “Kal Penn Approves Judges”
Judges should be at the top of every voter’s mind this November. Kal discusses the extraordinary power of both federal and state judges and why the most important positions at stake in this election may not physically appear on the ballot.
October 13 – Episode #1004 – “Kal Penn Approves Healthcare”
Does the government have an obligation to provide its citizens with universal healthcare? Kal looks at our current healthcare system, the policies that brought it into place, and the ways in which we can improve it.
October 20 – Episode #1005 – “Kal Penn Approves the Environment”
Young people all over the world have come together to take on the climate crisis. Kal spends time with young Americans from all ends of the political spectrum to look at how age may be a greater dividing factor than political affiliation.
October 27 – Episode #1006 – “Kal Penn Approves Voter Empowerment”
In the one-hour finale, Kal draws on lessons from each previous episode in a final push to make sure voting is as easy as possible. Kal encourages viewers to make their voices heard and get out and vote!
“Kal Penn Approves This Message” is created by Kal Penn and Romen Borsellino, who also serve as executive producers with Dan Spilo and Stuart Miller, as well as Michael Davies and Julia Cassidy for Embassy Row.
The series will be available on Hulu the day after it airs on Freeform.
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