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News Night 2.0 

The news team make their first stumble when their spotlight on Arizona's new immigration law turns into a pundit free-for-all debacle.

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Less than a week after their breakthrough report on the Gulf oil spill, McAvoy wants to lead with Arizona's new immigration law that Governor Brewer will sign that day. Jim preps Maggie for her call to Brewer's press aide in advance of McAvoy's interview of the governor, which will open the broadcast. Maggie neglects to give Jim a crucial bit of information - and the show doesn't go as planned. Will heads roll? Meanwhile, MacHale lays out her vision of the program to McAvoy - is he in or out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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In the opening scene, a large piece of plaster falls on Will McAvoy's desk. The same thing happens to Josh Lyman in the The West Wing episode, "The Short List", also written by Aaron Sorkin. See more »

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The show is set April 23, 2010, however the Sarah Palin clip used in the newscast was from June 15, 2010. See more »

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[asking about people who used to work for ACN]
Will McAvoy: Mohammed al Mohammed el Mohammed bin Bazir?
Don Keefer: Went to Fox.
Will McAvoy: Fox hired someone with three Mohammeds in their name?
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References Get Smart (1965) See more »

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Written and Performed by Radiohead
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Predictable storyline & contrived comedy
22 July 2012 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

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After watching the pilot, we really had high hopes for this series. It seemed smart, entertaining and interesting. But this episode was a big disappointment. We couldn't bear to even finish the episode..

The conversation is fast, which we generally appreciate. For this episode however, the acting and dialog was hysterical and in no way charming, or clever. Worst of all the comedic moments are predicable and feels contrived, and therefore in no way funny.

I'll watch the rest of this episode later, without the wife, and if it picks up I'll edit this review.

EDIT: So, I watched the rest alone and it did pick up, but the rating stays the same. There are too many annoyingly and silly moments in this episode; uninspired dialog and contrived comedy.


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