Breaking News (TV series)

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Breaking News
Genre Drama
Created by Rhonda Moore
John Watson
Gardner Stern
Starring Tim Matheson
Myndy Crist
Clancy Brown
Lisa Ann Walter
Rowena King
Paul Adelstein
Scott Bairstow
Patricia Wettig
Jeffrey D. Sams
Vincent Gale
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Ken Olin
Mark Stern
Pen Densham
Guy McElwain
Gardner Stern
John Watson
Producer(s) New Line Television
Trilogy Entertainment Group
Running time 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Bravo
Original airing 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.[1][2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Breaking News was filmed in 2000 and 2001 at The Bridge Studios and Vancouver Film Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia.[citation needed] The series was originally developed for TNT, however they dropped the show before airing any of the 13 episodes.[3][4] TNT spent $20 million and nine months putting the series together.[5]

Reception[edit]

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".[2] 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".[5] Joanne Ostrow of The Denver Post called it a "smart, expensive, well-cast series", "even if it's an uneven effort".[4]

Episodes[edit]

All thirteen episodes are registered with the United States Copyright Office.

No. Title Writer Original airdate
1 Pilot Gardner Stern July 17, 2002 (2002-07-17)
2 "Hi, Noonan" Greg Walker, Gardner Stern July 17, 2002 (2002-07-17)
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
7 "Victims" Doug Jung
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (July 17, 2002). "Television Review; An Upstart News Team On the Beat". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b Mendoza, Manuel (July 16, 2002). "'Breaking News,' premiering Wednesday night on Bravo". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  3. ^ Rosenthal, Phil (July 12, 2002). "Weird 'News' judgment kept fine drama off TNT". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  4. ^ a b Ostrow, Joanne (July 17, 2002). "Drama turns lens on cable news network 'Breaking News' earnest, uneven". The Denver Post. pp. F.5. 
  5. ^ a b 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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