Resuscitation of the acclaimed 1996-97 series that picks up nearly a decade later. We again follow the exploits of George Findlay in this biting satire of the day-to-day operations of the mainstream news media.

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Ken Finkleman
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2005   2004   2003   1997   1996  
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Series cast summary:
Ken Finkleman Ken Finkleman ...  George Findlay 32 episodes, 1996-2005
Peter Keleghan ...  Jim Walcott 29 episodes, 1996-2005
Karen Hines ...  Karen 25 episodes, 1997-2005
Matt Watts Matt Watts ...  Matt 19 episodes, 2003-2005
Douglas Bell Douglas Bell ...  Allen 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Mark Farrell Mark Farrell ...  Mark 13 episodes, 1996-1997
Jody Racicot ...  Alex 13 episodes, 2003-2004
Tanya Allen ...  Audrey 13 episodes, 1996-1997
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Close-ups of with TV monitors in the immediate background have their screens blurred due to real life TV shows being aired on them. See more »

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George Findlay: Okay, so they got a picture of this woman with Jim -- what, sitting on Jim's lap or something? I sat on Santa Claus's lap, I have a picture of that. Was I sleeping with Santa Claus?
Mark: I don't know, were you?
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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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Country:

Canada

Language:

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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