Breaking News (TV series)
|Created by||Rhonda Moore
Lisa Ann Walter
Jeffrey D. Sams
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||Ken Olin
|Producer(s)||New Line Television
Trilogy Entertainment Group
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original release||July 17, 2002|
Breaking News is an American drama television series about the fictional Milwaukee-based 24-hour cable news television network I-24, with the motto 'Around the Clock, Around the World.' The series premiered July 17, 2002, on Bravo.
- Tim Matheson as anchorman Bill Dunne
- Myndy Crist as reporter Janet LeClaire
- Clancy Brown as news division president Peter Kozyck
- Lisa Ann Walter as senior/executive producer Rachel Glass
- Rowena King as reporter Jamie Templeton
- Paul Adelstein as cameraman Julian Kerbis
- Scott Bairstow as producer Ethan Barnes
- Patricia Wettig as a feature reporter
- Jeffrey D. Sams as Mel Thomas
- Vincent Gale as Quentin Druzinski
Breaking News was filmed in 2000 and 2001 at The Bridge Studios and Vancouver Film Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia. The series was originally developed for TNT, however they dropped the show before airing any of the 13 episodes. TNT spent $20 million and nine months putting the series together.
Manuel Mendoza of The Dallas Morning News rated the series a B- say that it "tries to do for journalism what The West Wing does for politics — make it sexy again". However, Mendoza goes on to say that the series "is not as snappily written or as heroically shot as The West Wing, but it has the same chaotic, frenetic energy". Preston Turegano of The San Diego Union-Tribune said the pilot episode is "predictable, familiar and mired with some cliches" before conceding that the show has "some original and humorous moments". Joanne Ostrow of The Denver Post called it a "smart, expensive, well-cast series", "even if it's an uneven effort".
All thirteen episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.
|1||Pilot||Gardner Stern||July 17, 2002|
|2||"Hi, Noonan"||Greg Walker, Gardner Stern||July 17, 2002|
|3||"Spin Art"||Ian Biederman|
|4||"Wall-to-Wall Plane Crash"||John Chambers|
|5||"Dunne's Choice"||Janet Tamaro|
|6||"Rachel Glass and the No Good, Very Bad Day"||Anne Kenney|
|8||"Broadcast from Hell"|
|9||"Story Vanishes"||Janet Tamaro|
|10||"My Suspect Vinny"|
|11||"Bad Water"||John Chambers|
|12||"I24 Gate"||Ian Biederman, Doug Jung|
|13||"Karma"||Anne Kenney, Janet Tamaro|
- Genzlinger, Neil (July 17, 2002). "Television Review; An Upstart News Team On the Beat". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
- Mendoza, Manuel (July 16, 2002). "'Breaking News,' premiering Wednesday night on Bravo". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
- Rosenthal, Phil (July 12, 2002). "Weird 'News' judgment kept fine drama off TNT". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
- Ostrow, Joanne (July 17, 2002). "Drama turns lens on cable news network 'Breaking News' earnest, uneven". The Denver Post. pp. F.5.
- Turegano, Preston (July 15, 2002). "Bravo reheats TNT leftovers with drama 'Breaking News'". The San Diego Union-Tribune. pp. D.6.
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