NewsRadio is a sitcom that explores office politics, relationships and crises through a group of co-workers at WNYX , New York's #2 station. Dave is news director, Bill and Catherine portray sniping anchor people, Lisa is the ambitious supervising producer, Jimmy is the stations eccentric owner, Beth is wacky secretary, and Joe is a happy electrician.
Last Episode05x22 New Hampshire (2) Aired: May. 04, 1999
Jimmy returns to finalize the sale of the station and tries to persuade one staff member to relocate to New Hampshire with him.
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Series Fun Facts
- Throughout the show's five year run, we never find out Beth's last name. In the final season, when asked, Beth states she has no last name.
- Jon Lovitz has appeared as three different characters: - A guest appearance as a mental patient who befriends Bill McNeal - A guest appearance as a suicidal man perched on the ledge outside…
[show]Jon Lovitz has appeared as three different characters: - A guest appearance as a mental patient who befriends Bill McNeal - A guest appearance as a suicidal man perched on the ledge outside Dave's window - As Max Lewis, a radio DJ who had several dozen jobs in his past, but was hired to replace the late Bill McNeal largely because he had once worked alongside him. Lovitz said that he took the role to honor the memory of his good friend, the late Phil Hartman. Andy Dick reportedly treated Lovitz badly during his regular season on the show, but the rest of the cast praised Lovitz for stepping into a terrible situation and doing well.
- Following Phil Hartman's tragic death, Rob Schneider was considered to replace him before Jon Lovitz was cast.
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