The TV network sends Hank Zaret to be news director of station WNDY (known as WIOU to the staff). The news co-anchors are Neal Frazier and Kelby Robinson. Eddie Bock and Taylor Young are ... See full summary »
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John Shea ...  Hank Zaret 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Helen Shaver ...  Kelby Robinson 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Harris Yulin ...  Neal Frazier 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Phil Morris ...  Eddie Brock 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Joe Grifasi ...  Tony Pro 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Jayne Brook ...  Ann Hudson 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Wallace Langham ...  Willis Teitlebaum 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Robin Gammell ...  Kevin Doherty 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Dick Van Patten ...  Floyd Graham 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Kate McNeil ...  Taylor Young 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Mariette Hartley ...  Liz McVay 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Scott Harlan Scott Harlan ...  Ralph / ... 14 episodes, 1990-1991
Liane Curtis ...  Trudy 10 episodes, 1990-1991
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The TV network sends Hank Zaret to be news director of station WNDY (known as WIOU to the staff). The news co-anchors are Neal Frazier and Kelby Robinson. Eddie Bock and Taylor Young are reporters, Liz McVay is the executive producer, Ann Hudson is a field producer (who is dating Rick Singer), Willis Teitlebaum is a news intern (with a crush on Ann), and Marc Adamson is a cameraman.

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Creators Kathryn Pratt and John Eisendrath formerly worked at WBBM-TV in Chicago, and drew upon their experiences to create the show. See more »

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Referenced in You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) See more »

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Another show about TV and news that didn't get an audience (alas).
13 February 2002 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

Along with the only other person to comment on this fine but short-lived series (produced by GTG Entertainment, which makes up for the fact that they also did the first season of "Baywatch"), I've noticed that most TV shows set in television don't last long. To which I'd add "Most TV shows set in the news milieu also don't last long."

If you don't believe me, look at "Capital News," "Making News," "The Andros Targets," "The American Girls" (or "Have Girls, Will Travel" if you're British), "New York News," "Fitz and Bones," "Mobile One," "E.N.G."... of course, there are exceptions, but they're either comedies ("Murphy Brown") or spinoffs of comedies ("Lou Grant"). On the other hand, there's always Superman and Lois Lane...

But anyway, this series was set in a TV station jokingly called "WIOU" because it was about as financially secure as I am. This show had a good cast going for it (John Shea, Harris Yulin, Helen Shaver - herself from yet another short-lived series about the news, "Jessica Novak" - etc) and tried and often succeeded to use a Steven Bochco/MTM-type ensemble feel, but the show's last episode was open-ended - not a cliffhanger fortunately (the news show was taken over by a man with a gun and a grievance; the crisis was resolved with his death), but it did leave you wondering what would have happened next.

Lots of cancelled series deserve it, but for every "Berrenger's" there's a "Domestic Life"; for every "Bette" there's a "Cupid." "WIOU" was ultimately on the "Cupid" side.


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24 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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