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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
21 March 1995 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fifty-thousand watts of pure Comedy
Plot:
"NewsRadio" is a sitcom that explores office politics, relationships, and crises through a group of co-workers at WNYX NewsRadio... See more »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations See more »
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The Tastiest Sitcom Ever? See more (104 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 34)

Dave Foley ... Dave Nelson (97 episodes, 1995-1999)

Stephen Root ... Jimmy James (97 episodes, 1995-1999)

Andy Dick ... Matthew Brock (97 episodes, 1995-1999)

Maura Tierney ... Lisa Miller (97 episodes, 1995-1999)

Vicki Lewis ... Beth (96 episodes, 1995-1999)

Joe Rogan ... Joe Garrelli (96 episodes, 1995-1999)

Phil Hartman ... Bill McNeal (75 episodes, 1995-1998)

Khandi Alexander ... Catherine Duke (59 episodes, 1995-1998)
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Series Directed by
Tom Cherones (57 episodes, 1996-1999)
James Burrows (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Alan Myerson (5 episodes, 1995)
Judi Elterman (5 episodes, 1997-1999)
Patrick Maloney (4 episodes, 1996)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. (3 episodes, 1995-1997)
Michael Lembeck (3 episodes, 1995)
Gregg Heschong (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Peter Bonerz (2 episodes, 1995)
Lee Shallat Chemel (2 episodes, 1996)
Skip Collector (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Simms (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
Josh Lieb (40 episodes, 1995-1999)
Sam Johnson (39 episodes, 1996-1999)
Chris Marcil (39 episodes, 1996-1999)
Lewis Morton (36 episodes, 1995-1998)
Alan J. Higgins (36 episodes, 1996-1999)
Brian Kelley (28 episodes, 1995-1999)
Joe Furey (27 episodes, 1995-1999)
Dawn DeKeyser (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Leslie Caveny (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Drake Sather (13 episodes, 1996-1999)
Brad Isaacs (4 episodes, 1995)
Kell Cahoon (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mark O'Keefe (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tom Saunders (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ron Weiner (3 episodes, 1998-1999)

Series Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
Brad Grey .... executive producer (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
Paul Simms .... executive producer (97 episodes, 1995-1999)
Julie Bean .... associate producer / co-producer (95 episodes, 1995-1999)
Josh Lieb .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (80 episodes, 1995-1999)
Drake Sather .... producer / supervising producer / ... (76 episodes, 1996-1999)
Joe Furey .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (68 episodes, 1995-1998)
Kent Zbornak .... producer (68 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... associate producer (67 episodes, 1995-1998)
Brian Kelley .... co-producer (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Lewis Morton .... co-producer (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Alan J. Higgins .... co-producer / supervising producer (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Sam Johnson .... co-executive producer / co-producer (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Chris Marcil .... co-executive producer / co-producer (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Bruce Rand Berman .... coordinating producer / associate producer (29 episodes, 1995-1997)
Orit Schwartz .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Kell Cahoon .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tom Saunders .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Brad Isaacs .... co-executive producer (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
Todd 'Spider' Chambers .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1999)
Barbara O'Connell .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1999)
Annette Sahakian Davis .... coordinating producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Eileen Conn .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Andrew Gordon .... supervising producer (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Barbara Dorio .... producer (6 episodes, 1995)
Holli Gailen .... associate producer post (6 episodes, 1995)
Mark Grossan .... producer (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Original Music by
Ian Dye (68 episodes, 1996-1999)
Danny Lux (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mike Post (7 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gregg Heschong (70 episodes, 1995-1998)
Wayne Kennan (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Alan Keath Walker (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tony Hayman (73 episodes, 1995-1998)
Skip Collector (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
David Rogers (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Casting by
Bonnie Zane (67 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jeff Greenberg (28 episodes, 1995-1997)
Cara Coslow (12 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Production Design by
Roy Christopher (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michael G. Gallenberg (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael G. Gallenberg (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Roy Christopher (29 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jim O'Donnell (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Idoine (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Linda Cooper (66 episodes, 1995-1998)
Michael Deal (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Costume Design by
Luellyn Harper (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Carol Hybi (7 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Makeup Department
Maria Valdivia .... hairstylist / hair stylist (84 episodes, 1995-1999)
Bruce Grayson .... key makeup / key makeup artist (66 episodes, 1995-1998)
Art Harding .... key makeup artist (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Paula Sutor .... makeup / makeup artist (7 episodes, 1995)
Debbie Easton .... hairstylist (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Production Management
Kent Zbornak .... unit production manager (64 episodes, 1995-1999)
Todd 'Spider' Chambers .... post supervisor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Mike Gray .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tom Carpenter .... unit production manager (11 episodes, 1997)
Peter Margolis .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Risner .... second assistant director (68 episodes, 1996-1999)
Mike Gray .... second assistant director / first assistant director (25 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jason Saville .... first assistant director (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kent Zbornak .... first assistant director (20 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sam Epstein .... first assistant director (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
Peter Margolis .... first assistant director / second assistant director (14 episodes, 1995-1997)
Tom Carpenter .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1997-1999)
Donald Sparks .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Brian James Ellis .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Charles Carpenter .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Art Department
Miles S. Richman .... lead painter (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jode S. Mann .... property master (78 episodes, 1995-1998)
Michael G. Gallenberg .... assistant art director (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Denise Doner .... property master (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kelly H'Doubler .... assistant property master (4 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Sound Department
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
John W. Cook II .... re-recording (89 episodes, 1995-1999)
Laura King .... sound mixer (66 episodes, 1996-1999)
Edward L. Moskowitz .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
Paul Schremp .... re-recording (7 episodes, 1995)
Kerry Boggio .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Special Effects by
John Eggett .... special effects (14 episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Siouxsie Stewart .... visual effects coordinator (95 episodes, 1995-1999)
 
Series Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunt double (1 episode, 1996)
Adam Sewell .... stunts (1 episode, 1996)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts: axe thrower (1 episode, 1997)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Gagnier .... first assistant camera (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Michael E. Little .... camera operator (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Robert G. Lestak .... grip (90 episodes, 1995-1999)
Pascal M. Guillemard .... lighting technician (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Joey Alvarado .... gaffer (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Paul Ferrara .... key grip (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dan Hofstad .... lighting technician (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Pete G. Papanickolas .... key grip (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
George La Fountaine Jr. .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1999)
Philip N. Berardi .... gaffer (10 episodes, 1998)
Rik Montgomery .... gaffer (9 episodes, 1999)
Ben Batzdorff .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1995)
Marge Mullen .... camera coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)
Bill Ford .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Casting Department
Marc Hirschfeld .... original casting by (1 episode, 1995)
Meg Liberman .... original casting by (1 episode, 1995)

Hannah Cooper .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luellyn Harper .... costume supervisor (67 episodes, 1995-1998)
Carol Lupo .... key costumer (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
Monique Long .... key costumer (19 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Jacobson .... colorist (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Todd 'Spider' Chambers .... post production assistant / post production coordinator (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Greg Faluszczak .... on-line editor (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Manny Mena .... post production assistant (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael Levy .... colorist (19 episodes, 1995-1996)
David Rogers .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 1998-1999)
Peter Holmes .... post production coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Post .... theme by / composer: theme (89 episodes, 1995-1999)
 
Series Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator (77 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Other crew
Tony Carey .... production executive (96 episodes, 1995-1999)
Lynn Souza .... production accountant (85 episodes, 1995-1999)
Judi Elterman .... technical coordinator (83 episodes, 1995-1999)
Susan Leslie .... script coordinator (81 episodes, 1995-1999)
Barbara O'Connell .... production staff / production coordinator (75 episodes, 1995-1999)
Robert Spina .... script supervisor (70 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jonathan Glabman .... script coordinator / production staff (65 episodes, 1995-1998)
Richard Harris .... production staff (60 episodes, 1996-1999)
Orit Schwartz .... production coordinator / production staff (51 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mike Hileman .... production staff (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Manny Mena .... production staff (45 episodes, 1996-1998)
Stephanie Chambers .... production staff (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Brad Copeland .... production staff / script coordinator (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Marisa Tambornini .... production staff / production coordinator (44 episodes, 1997-1999)
Joe Furey .... executive consultant / story editor (28 episodes, 1995-1999)
Nicholas Koskoff .... production staff (28 episodes, 1995-1997)
Todd 'Spider' Chambers .... production staff (23 episodes, 1995-1997)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Billy Pittard .... title designer: main titles / title designer (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Ed Sullivan .... title designer: main titles (23 episodes, 1995-1996)
Josh Belson .... production staff (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Sandra Paige Eustis .... script supervisor (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mark Frederickson .... production staff (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Peggy Illman .... production staff (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Cathy Reinking .... production staff (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Rita VanderWaal .... production staff (22 episodes, 1995-1997)
Laura Gutin .... production staff (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Starr .... production staff (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Margo Campillo .... production staff (21 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lesley Robins .... production staff (20 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lewis Morton .... story editor (16 episodes, 1995-1996)
Josh Lieb .... executive story editor / story editor (15 episodes, 1995)
Chris Marcil .... story editor (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Brian Kelley .... story editor (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
C.J. Arabia .... script supervisor / script coordinator (11 episodes, 1995-1998)
Hannah Cooper .... production staff (11 episodes, 1997)
Scott Devaney .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
William Klug .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
Joshua Baerwald .... production staff (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Cara Coslow .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Joanne Geller .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Mark Lavine .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1995)
Aaron Lemos .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Emily Miller .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Sandy Shimooka .... production staff (6 episodes, 1995)
Naama Ashkenazi .... production staff (5 episodes, 1995-1997)
Sonny P. Filippini .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1995)
Dana De Vally Piazza .... technical coordinator (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Alan J. Higgins .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)
Sam Johnson .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)
John Witmer .... technical coordinator (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Thanks
J.T. Hutt .... acknowledgment: Boba Fett courtesy of (1 episode, 1996)
Ida Dick .... in loving memory of (1 episode, 1997)
Alan J. Higgins .... special thanks (1 episode, 1998)
 

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USA:23 min (97 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Following Phil Hartman's tragic death, Rob Schneider was considered to replace him before Jon Lovitz was cast.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
Matthew:You see Lisa, sometimes people aren't as they seem...
Lisa:You're gay Matthew?
Matthew:I am?
Joe:You are?
Matthew:No, no, it's about Dave!
Lisa:Dave is gay?
Matthew:He is?
Joe:Wow, Dave is gay?
Matthew:No, no, Dave is Canadian!
Lisa:[storms into room where Dave is talking to Mr. James] You're Canadian?
[...]
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28 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
The Tastiest Sitcom Ever?, 29 January 2001
Author: Mr Mauve from New York, NY

Lets look at this as a recipe... (please forgive the gimmick)

Start with a premise: A radio show. OK, so it's been done. But this isn't WKRP. This is WNYX, an all-news station. So, it's far from original; an amalgam of different sitcoms which take place in media outlets. This is our main protein source, where we get our main plotlines.

Here's where it gets interesting. Add a former member of one of the most popular Sketch comedy shows in the world, The Kids In The Hall: Dave Foley. A gifted comedian and a very good actor as well. Probably the most versatile player out of the 5 "Kids", Foley is the base flavor that keeps the show balanced, like a carefully prepared stock.

Add another former Sketch player from the award winning Ben Stiller Show: Andy Dick. Dick plays probably the most ridiculous character to ever be employed in any capacity. Picture a 30 year old man with the mind of a 15 year old girl. A great physical comedian, Andy Dick is an acquired taste akin to cilantro- strong, sometimes overpowering, but improves almost anything to which its added.

What?! Another gifted comedian straight from a great sketch comedy show? Of course I refer to Phil Hartman, without question the most consistent and versatile actor ever to be featured on the uneven series Saturday Night Live. Mr. Hartman, who left the show abruptly due to his untimely demise, was the potato in this dish- so consistent you sometimes forget how amazing he could be.

Maura Tierney and Khandi Alexander were given what were probably the most "straight" roles, usually only involved in storylines which involved sex or relationships with the men on the show. Both are very talented actresses but neither contributed nearly as many laughs as the three men above. Their roles were essentially sauces, breaking up the flavor and adding different sweet, rich notes.

Vicky Lewis, on the other hand, was quite like the female version of Andy Dick. Instead of cilantro, however, she was the hot pepper- and not just because of her red hair. She was a foil for every character, taking no one seriously while doing as little work as possible. Again, not a favorite character for most because of her caustic screen presence. Hmmm... this tastes pretty good so far, but it needs something more... Perhaps some vegetables... well, kids don't like their vegetables and immature adults don't like to be told what to do. So Stephen Root, the hilarious Billionaire/Owner of WNYX, is the bitter vegetable- unyielding and necessary for good health.

OK, we have our meat, our potatoes, our vegetables and our sauce as well as the important herbs and spices. But... this doesn't taste good. It tastes flat. We need something which improves every flavor it comes in contact with. Salt!

Joe Rogan, the station electrician/conspiracy theorist, is the icing on the cake- a theoretically irrelevant yet logically important character who just happens to be funny every time he appears on screen. Possibly my favorite character.

There... delicious! A heady mix of flavors which would conflict without the sturdy base it's built upon. I love Newsradio and although I do like Jon Lovitz, the show was never the same after Hartman's departure. Watch for reruns, as the show has been canceled, whenever possible.

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