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NewsRadio (known as The Station during development) was a sitcom set in the studios of WNYX, the second-best news channel in New York City. While perpetually in danger of being cancelled, the five seasons the show was on continually produced some of the most entertaining half-hours of television, although some say the show never recovered from Phil Hartman's death after the fourth season.
The series stars Dave Nelson, a Wisconsin native and new news director at WNYX. His staff includes an egotistical announcer Bill McNeal, his cohost Catherine Duke, incompetent journalist Matthew Brock, self-assured producer Lisa Miller, ditzy assistant Beth, paranoid handyman Joe Garrelli, and renegade millionare Jimmy James. The show, like any good sitcom, took each character seriously to create believeable situations. Except for the episode in space.
Between the excellent ensamble cast and brilliant writing, NewsRadio remains one of the last hurrahs of the old multi-camera, studio audience sitcom genre.
|Dave Foley||Dave Nelson||1||2||3||4||5|
|Stephen Root||Jimmy James||1||2||3||4||5|
|Andy Dick||Matthew Brock||1||2||3||4||5|
|Maura Tierney||Lisa Miller||1||2||3||4||5|
|Joe Rogan||Joe Garrelli||1||2||3||4||5|
|Khandi Alexander||Catherine Duke1||1||2||3|
|Phil Hartman||Bill McNeal||1||2||3||4|
|Jon Lovitz||Max Lewis||5|
|Season One||March 21, 1995||May 9, 1995||7|
|Season Two||November 19, 1995||April 28, 1996||21|
|Season Three||September 18, 1996||June 5, 1997||25|
|Season Four||September 23, 1997||May 12, 1998||22|
|Season Five||September 9, 1998||May 4, 1999||22|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|The Complete Series||October 28, 2008||12||purchase|
|The Complete First and Second Seasons||May 24, 2005||3|
|The Complete Third Season||February 28, 2006||3|
|The Complete Fourth Season||June 20, 2006||3|
|The Complete Fifth Season||March 20, 2007||3|
|Fan Favorites||September 29, 2009||1||purchase|