In a Toronto TV station, the newsroom is headed by a ratings freak. There is nothing George won't do! He is surrounded by a self-absorbed news anchor man who is as dumb as they come, a ... See full summary »

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Ken Finkleman
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Series cast summary:
Ken Finkleman Ken Finkleman ...  George Findlay 13 episodes, 1996-1997
Mark Farrell Mark Farrell ...  Mark 13 episodes, 1996-1997
Tanya Allen ...  Audrey 13 episodes, 1996-1997
Peter Keleghan ...  Jim Walcott 13 episodes, 1996-1997
Jeremy Hotz ...  Jeremy 7 episodes, 1996-1997
Karen Hines ...  Karen 6 episodes, 1997
Pamela Sinha ...  Rani 6 episodes, 1996
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In a Toronto TV station, the newsroom is headed by a ratings freak. There is nothing George won't do! He is surrounded by a self-absorbed news anchor man who is as dumb as they come, a grungy trainee, and a couple of more down-to-earth producers. The cast is helped by famous guest stars each week who try not to get between George and his bran muffins. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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English

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21 October 1996 (Canada) See more »

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(The Campaign)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In a 2016 interview with Stephen Colbert, actor John Slattery revealed he was up for the part of George Findlay for a US-based production of this show, and was almost cast, but at the last minute the producers decided to go with a then-unknown Stephen Colbert. The US show was never actually produced. See more »

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George Findlay: The entire muffin industry in this country is a joke.
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The ne plus ultra of TV
20 February 2002 | by stuhh2001See all my reviews

The first time I attempted to watch "The Newsroom" I tuned out, bored. The second attempt was not only better, but I became hopelessly enslaved and devoted to the series which I have watched over and over, for therapy, a hedge against loneliness, and other times when I just want to be a part of Finkleman's wacky world. I love the man. He can do no wrong for me. For many of the cast it had to have been the "best of times" to have been part of this magnificent production. Along with Ken's "More Tears", and Dennis Potter's "Singing Detective" I know of nothing finer ever done on TV, and I could absolutely kill myself for not being able to write a more fitting tribute to this great artist.


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