The ½ Hour News Hour (2007– )

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Series cast summary:
 Kurt McNally (17 episodes, 2007)
 Jennifer Lange (17 episodes, 2007)
 Himself (13 episodes, 2007)
 Timothy Cox (12 episodes, 2007)
 Guest / ... (10 episodes, 2007)
Rush Limbaugh ...
 Himself / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
 Tim Davenport / ... (7 episodes, 2007)


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18 February 2007 (USA)  »

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The Half Hour News Hour  »

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Way Too Much Like A Bad Weekend Update...
11 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm basing this after just two episodes, so it could get better. Actually, it'd almost be impossible for it to get worse. The premise *could* work. The country is polarized enough that, basically, a right-wing only show could develop a niche. But for that to work, I'd have to think it would need to be better than this.

Quite frankly, I'm not sure the two anchor format works for this type of show. The feel of it is trying to be a Jimmy Fallon/Tina Fey exchange from Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. Only, the exchanges were really forced. The set seems inappropriate for the show, looking much more like a local access news show than that of a national show. The laugh track takes even more away from the show, making it look even more like a local access show.

As I said, potentially this show could develop an audience and develop. However, based off the first two episodes, it has a lot of work to do. This success or failure of this show won't have as much to do with left/right, right/wrong, Republican/Democrat, but rather whether or not it simply becomes a better quality product.

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