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NewsRadio: Season 5

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NewsRadio: Season 5

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Andy Dick, Dave Foley, Joe Rogan, Maura Tierney
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

In the final season of NewsRadio, you’ll cry as the cast mourns the death of anchor Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman). But you’ll also laugh when perpetual boob Matthew (Andy Dick) becomes smart Matthew, a.k.a. Smatthew. And when he wears a padded suit rather than learn defensive ”Joe-jitsu.” And when he goes punk on his 30th birthday.
EXTRAS An above-average gag reel, plus answers to fan questions. Bonus: Costar Stephen Root affirms that plodding Jon Lovitz, who replaced his friend Hartman, wasn’t a fit for the show’s quick pace. B