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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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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Canada

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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 »

Quotes

George Findlay: David Frum's in bed with the Christian right. They are pro-life, anti-abortion, let-God's-will-take-its-course. I just don't see inserting a plug in your head being consistent with that ideology.
Jeremy: Anti-abortion, anti-plug, pro-life, pro-...
George Findlay: Pro-weave, pro-rug, pro-life.
Mark: So he's not plugged.
Audrey: Why don't we move on to someone else until this issue is settled.
Jeremy: Preston Manning.
George Findlay: Yeah, he's got good ideas, but, again I have this problem when I see him on television, um, I try to listen to him, but my ...
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Biting Satire
15 December 1998 | by BCYSee all my reviews

A superb and biting satire of the politics of a television newsroom. Ken Finkleman seems to have been born to play the role of the newsroom head and the supporting cast also play the roles convincingly.


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