(see this users gallery)
From multiple-award-winning creator/executive producer Paul Simms and executive producers Brad Grey and Bernie Brillstein comes "NewsRadio," a comedy set in the fictional WNYX news radio station in New York City. "NewsRadio" looks at the lives of a diverse group of people who have become an extended family in the workplace.
This sophisticated comedy -- which moves to Wednesdays this season, anchoring a nine o'clock hour of "Must See TV" comedy -- blossomed during its first full season on NBC by winning its time period in all key adult demographics both on Tuesdays and Sundays and building on its lead-ins on both nights. During the May 1996 sweep, "NewsRadio" ranked 11th among adults 18-49, just one-tenth of a point behind "Home Improvement."
The ensemble cast includes Dave Foley ("Kids in the Hall"), Phil Hartman (NBC's "Saturday Night Live"), Vicki Lewis ("I'll Do Anything"), Stephen Root ("Sweet Justice"), Andy Dick ("Get Smart," "The Ben Stiller Show"), Maura Tierney ("Primal Fear"), Khandi Alexander ("Poetic Justice," NBC's "ER") and Joe Rogan ("Hardball").
Simms, the creator of the show, describes it as "a look at the lives of people who spend twelve hours a day in a small office together."
Dave Nelson (Foley), an enthusiastic young man who recently moved to New York City from Wisconsin, found his first assignment at his new job was to fire his predecessor as news director. Now he must interpret the signals he receives from his eccentric boss (Stephen Root), pacify quirky on-air talent (Phil Hartman and Khandi Alexander), earn the respect of his offbeat secretary (Vicki Lewis) and a highly nervous street reporter (Andy Dick), and come to terms with the very attractive longtime newswriter and loyal employee, Lisa (Maura Tierney), who thought she was in line for his job. Dave and Lisa became a couple last season, and though initially were successful in keeping their relationship a secret from their co-workers, soon the WNYX staffers were all privy to the romance. By the season finale Dave and Lisa had called it quits romantically, but a fire in the office rekindled possibilities of romantic reconciliation. "NewsRadio" is a Brillstein-Grey Communications Production.