NewsRadio (1995–1999)

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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station. Beleaguered news director ... See full summary »

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 Dave Nelson (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Jimmy James (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Matthew Brock (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Lisa Miller (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Beth (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Joe Garrelli (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Bill McNeal (75 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Catherine Duke (60 episodes, 1995-1998)
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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station. Beleaguered news director Dave Nelson (Dave Foley) tries his best to manage a staff that includes egotistical anchors Dave McNeal (Phil Hartman) and Catherine Duke (Khandi Alexander), ambitious supervising producer Lisa Miller (Maura Tierney), who also happens to be his on/off girlfriend, hapless reporter Matthew Brock (Andy Dick), sardonic secretary Beth (Vicki Lewis), and tech-happy electrician Joe (Joe Rogan), while also answering to the station's intimidating and eccentric owner Jimmy James (Stephen Root). Written by Jennifer

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Fifty-thousand watts of pure Comedy

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21 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Jon Lovitz has appeared as three different characters:
  • A guest appearance as a mental patient who befriends Bill McNeal


  • A guest appearance as a suicidal man perched on the ledge outside Dave's window


  • As Max Lewis, a radio DJ who had several dozen jobs in his past, but was hired to replace the late Bill McNeal largely because he had once worked alongside him.


Lovitz said that he took the role to honor the memory of his good friend, the late Phil Hartman. Andy Dick reportedly treated Lovitz badly during his regular season on the show, but the rest of the cast praised Lovitz for stepping into a terrible situation and doing well. See more »

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Bill McNeal frequently misattributes quotes to John Keats. In Season One, Episode 10, "Rat Funeral," Hartman attributes the line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may..." to Keats; the line is actually from "To the Virgins, to Make Most of time" written by Robert Herrick. In Season Two, Episode 11, "Station Sale," Hartman attributes the line "Yours is not to reason why, yours is but to do and die;" to John Keats, 1776; Hartman's version is actually slightly adapted from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade" published in 1870. See more »

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Bill: Oh, I remember one time my father came home from a night on the town, which of course had turned into a week, and my mother said, "John, is there anything you won't drink?" and my father shot back, "Poison! I'm saving it for you!"
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Bill: And I and my brother, who's now an alcoholic himself, just about died laughing.
Lisa: And this is a happy memory for you?
Bill: Of course! Another time I was cut from the high school football team, and my mother said, "Central's lost a fullback, but the McNeals have ...
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In the poker game episode, Boba Fett is courtesy of 'J. T. Hutt'. See more »

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NBC cancelled this?
15 June 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

NewsRadio was an excellent and clever show, yet it was cancelled while shows like Suddenly Susan (which when you really think about it rips off NewsRadio) got to continue. What's with that? Granted, the series never recovered from the loss of Phil Hartman, but NewsRadio was still good and way better than other shows on NBC or any other networks. The cast was great, especially Phil Hartman. Jon Lovitz was not as good as Phil Hartman, but he was a good replacement and funny. My favorite episode would be the one where Bill gets a piano and sings hilarious songs about the government and Dave keeps trying to stop him. Hilarious. NBC, cancelling this series makes you the dumbest network in the world without a doubt. And with a network like Fox around, that saying something.


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