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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 21, 1995
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Summary: "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"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. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jul 16, 2013
    100
    The crispest, wittiest and most delightful new sitcom of the season making as self-assured, clever and distinctive a debut as "Frasier" did last season. [20 Mar 1995]
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 11, 2013
    91
    It not only has all the classic sitcom ingredients but also adds a new, more refined aggression to the mix.
  3. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jul 16, 2013
    90
    NewsRadio is, like Murphy Brown, a slightly sophisticated (it is television, after all) ensemble comedy set in the newsroom, in which each character blends a healthy portion of absurdity with a strong slice of reality. But NewsRadio is better than Murphy Brown ever was. [21 Mar 1995]
  4. An exceptionally promising candidate for success. Maybe. [21 Mar 1995]
  5. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jul 16, 2013
    70
    A good concept in need of nurturing. [20 Mar 1995]
  6. Reviewed by: Miles Beller
    Jul 16, 2013
    60
    A funny treatment, though the pilot is not without a few clunking moments. [21 Mar 1995]
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 16, 2013
    20
    The show is jumpy, jerky and scattershot. It has the personality of a nitrous oxide abuser. [21 Mar 1995]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    10
    Phil Hartman's last substantive work before his all too early demise, and without a doubt his finest. NewsRadio is without a doubt one of thePhil Hartman's last substantive work before his all too early demise, and without a doubt his finest. NewsRadio is without a doubt one of the most underrated shows on television, with an ensemble cast that excels in all aspects. No character is showcased too prominently, and that leads to a more beneficial atmosphere in the show as each character is given the chance to develop. The show combines smart humor with slapstick comedy in an excellent way that still hasn't been discovered by most audiences today, and it definitely should be. Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    9
    One of the most overlooked sitcoms ever. The cast is fantastic. Very goofy humor, that I think anyone could enjoy. Its a shame not many peopleOne of the most overlooked sitcoms ever. The cast is fantastic. Very goofy humor, that I think anyone could enjoy. Its a shame not many people know about it. Expand

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