Critically acclaimed Short Runner (1998-9) NBC Sitcom, co-created by and starring (future Senator) Al Franken, about the quirky characters who work on a Nightline-type news show. A little like Sports Night, substituting neuroses for articulateness.
Not to be confused with The ABC's late-night news program.
This show provides examples of:
- Adam Westing: Some of the celebrity cameos, like arch-conservative talk radio host G. Gordon Liddy.
- The Cameo: Many political and media figures made appearances on the show.
- The Chew Toy: The Weekend Update Running Gag of Al having bad things happen to him on reporting assignments gets carried over to this show
- The Danza - Sen. Al Franken as Al Freundlich.
- Expy: Dana Carvey appeared twice as Senator Crowl Pickens, an expy of the late Senator Strom Thurmond.
- Failure Knight - The Ted Baxter-ish newsanchor and his assistant Mona.