Live Shot was a short-lived but high-quality show during the initial start up season for the UPN network. With a balance of comedy and drama, the show explored the inner workings of a Los ...
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Live Shot was a short-lived but high-quality show during the initial start up season for the UPN network. With a balance of comedy and drama, the show explored the inner workings of a Los Angeles television news operation. Its musical score consisted almost entirely of popular music. Professionals in the news business embraced Live Shot as one of the few television series that "got it right."
Hill Harper (Tommy Greer) and Nia Long (Ramona) first appeared together as friends a year before in an episode of "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" ('Will Steps Out', season 5, episode 11). See more »
[reading from a press release]
"We, the members of Odd Man Out, will be bringing some of our brothers and sisters of the LA broadcast news media out of their closets and into the bright, warm light of self-respect and pride. We expect you, as a member of the LA broadcast media..." - you know, I don't like this group talking about my member.
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I agree with earlier reviewers about this show; it was fast moving and a blast to watch. I particularly remember the sideline business that the studio crew was running using the station's on-location equipment - selling wild amateur videos of bikini-clad babes firing off automatic weapons! (Which were inspired by a security video from a convenience store robbery.) Intelligent and (otherwise) topical, the scripts where worthy of much higher ratings than this program ever received. I was hoping it would catch on, but in the hyperchanging cyclone of TV programming, this memorable series was here and gone in the veritable blink of a eye...
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