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NBC (ended 1999)



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"NewsRadio" showcases the hilarious antics of the whimsical #2 news radio station in New York City. The corral of characters are eccentric and witty, and they surprise each other with their back-and-forth banter. Their workplace humor also supplies an abundance of laughs amidst this unlikely bunch of colleagues.

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  • Vicki Lewis

    Vicki Lewis


    Phil Hartman

    Phil Hartman

    Evelyn William "Bill" McNeal [ Season 1 - Season 4 ]

    Maura Tierney

    Maura Tierney

    Lisa Miller

    Stephen Root

    Stephen Root

    Jimmy James

    Jon Lovitz

    Jon Lovitz

    Max Louis [ Season 5 ]

    Khandi Alexander

    Khandi Alexander

    Catherine Duke

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    • that amount of words that can expressed oh how awesome this show is unknown.

      every episode your definitly going to enjoy . with the all star cast how can't you. Every time I watch an episode I always break out in laughter even before the intro when andy dick's character matthew always gets hurt befor it . if Heartman rip wouldn't have died the series would still be in excistence .
    • An imminently watchable classic sitcom that juggles a big cast brilliantly while staying within the format.

      In the 21st century, post-Arrested Development world, we've got a lot of comedy shows that scoff at the three-camera sitcom format that was so popular in the 90's. And let's face it - those sitcoms did get rather old.

      But there were some absolute gems and one of them was NewsRadio, underappreciated/watched though it was at its time. It's always strange to analyze audiences of the past, but I don't understand why it didn't catch on. The cast is brilliant and play off each other effortlessly, the writing is crisp and the studio audience's laughter doesn't even bother you because you're usually laughing along with them.

      I particularly love the way the writers refused to turn Dave and Lisa into another tired will-they-won't-they, but weren't afraid to let go of the romantic relationship when there was no more comedy in it.

      The show was also never afraid to go all out with an AU episode, set in space or aboard the Titanic, and really push the limits of the bland studio setting. Listening to the commentaries on the DVD boxset, you almost get a sense of this rebellious cast and crew, deadset on doing their own thing despite of what the network wanted or required them to do (thus the rat funeral).

      Some people can always put on Friends and never get bored of it. I like a lot of the classic 90's sitcoms but NewsRadio is my show to watch on almost any occasion. Rainy day or a weekend evening, hungover or home ill, I can always watch NewsRadio and be entertained.moreless
    • Certainly a HITcom!

      I used to really enjoy this show.

      The whole cast for this show were terrific and they really made you laugh. I don't remember seeing the last season though and I don't know how I missed it?... I didn't even see the episode where they covered Bill's (Phil Hartman) death until recently. However, like everyone else at the time, I was sad to hear of his passing. Up until the time he died, he had seemed to be almost everywhere (Jingle All The Way (movie), guest roles on shows like "The Simpsons" and "3rd Rock From The Sun" and of course "Newsradio").

      I had also always had an interest in the radio business (I am actually now a DJ at my local station) - so it was great to have a show that could cover that side of the business (especially a show that did it so well). This was a great sitcom. I recommend you check it out, if you haven't already.moreless
    • great!

      I really only watch the first 2 seasons when they were playing in reruns where i live (I think only 2 seasons).

      It has one of my favorite Canadian comedians Dave Foley, the funny Stephen Root who provides the voice of Bill Dauterive on one of my favorite shows King of the Hill, Andy Dick when he was funny, Joe Rogan one of the funniest comics out there today, and one of today's best sports commentators, and the late great Phil Hartman. If you are looking for a good comedy with a great cast of actors at there best watch this.moreless
    • What seemed like a run of the mill show is actually a great comedy.

      Back when it was on NewsRadio seemed like just another run of the mill show taking up space, nothing special. But it is actually a great absurdist comedy. From a fairly standard sit-com premise a cast of truely crazy characters grew. Phil Hartman was comedic gold, and the character of Jimmy James is a classic. Whatever your feelings on Andy Dick, the character Matthew was lovable and sad. As the show went on plots became crazier and crazier, untill the fact that they were in a news station had litle of no bearing on events. The last season definately dropped in quality, but untill then it was a quick, silly, and sharp show.moreless

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    90s, Sitcoms, office humor, love/hate relationships, dry humor