This sitcom on NBC stars Al Franken as Al Freundlich, a vain reporter for the fictional news program "Lateline." Robert Foxworth stars as Pearce McKenzie, the anchor of "Lateline." Vic Karp... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
 Al Freundlich (23 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Gale Ingersoll (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Victor 'Vic' Karp (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Raji Bakshi (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Briana Gilliam (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Mona Guillingsvard (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
 Pearce McKenzie (17 episodes, 1998-1999)


This sitcom on NBC stars Al Franken as Al Freundlich, a vain reporter for the fictional news program "Lateline." Robert Foxworth stars as Pearce McKenzie, the anchor of "Lateline." Vic Karp is the show's executive producer. This spoof of "Nightline" showcases numerous real life politicians, and real Washington bigwigs. Written by Eric <>

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Vic Karp's mother is played by Miguel Ferrer's real-life mother Rosemary Clooney. See more »


Gale Ingersoll: [they enter the studio, and stand next to the desk Pierce sits in. Andy is, for some reason, clad only in a bathrobe] Pierce should be on his way, but um... In the meantime you guys maybe could rehearse for the cameras?
Conan O'Brien: Yeah, uh, Andy, maybe you should rehearse naked, so the lighting guys can prepare for your glare?
Andy Richter: Okay.
[takes off his bathrobe, revealing that he is wearing very little]
Andy Richter: [explaining to a surprised Gale] Oh, see, the network won't let me work totally naked any more, so I wear a ...
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Ajay Naidu shows great comedic talent in "Lateline".
25 September 2001 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

Ajay Naidu is the only reason why I watched Lateline. And he is very funny. He delivers his lines perfectly. I have been a fan of Mr. Naidu since I first saw him in No Greater Gift, followed by Touch & Go, Lady Blue, and Where The River Runs Black. Thanks to, I can print a list of the work Ajay Naidu has done and try to find and watch all the movies he has been in. He was hilarious in Subway Stories and had a good dramatic role in SubUrbia.

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