LateLine

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This article is about the US sitcom. For the Australian current affairs program, see Lateline.
LateLine
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Format Sitcom
Created by Al Franken & John Markus
Starring Al Franken
Megyn Price
Miguel Ferrer
Ajay Naidu
Sanaa Lathan
Catherine Lloyd Burns
Robert Foxworth
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 19 (12 aired on NBC, 3 aired on Showtime, 4 unaired)
Production
Running time approx. 0:22 (per episode)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Showtime
Original run March 17, 1998 – December 25, 1999

LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes (three of which were telecast by the Showtime cable/satellite television channel in December 1999).

Created by John Markus and Al Franken (the latter of whom co-starred in the series), LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes goings-on of a fictitious late-night television news broadcast, patterned in part after the long-running ABC program Nightline. Many plotlines in the series were satirical, dealing with topics like Deep Throat and the Watergate break-in, and the episodes often had cameos by famous politicians.

On August 17, 2004, Paramount released a DVD set containing all nineteen episodes on three discs.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1: 1998[edit]

  1. "Pilot" / 1998.03.17
  2. "Al Anonymous" / 1998.03.24
  3. "Gale Gets a Life" / 1998.03.31
  4. "Buddy Hackett" / 1998.04.07
  5. "Pearce's New Best Friend" / 1998.04.14
  6. "Lawyer, Lawyer" / 1998.04.21

Season 2: 1999[edit]

  1. "Pearce on Conan" / 1999.01.06
  2. "Protecting the Source" / 1999.01.13
  3. "The Minister of Television" / 1999.01.14
  4. "Kids 'n' Guns" / 1999.01.20
  5. "Svadharma" / 1999.01.27
  6. "Karp's Night Out" / 1999.03.16
  7. "The Christian Guy" / *
  8. "Mona Moves Up" / *
  9. "Error Apparent" / *
  10. "Requiem for a Horse" / *
  11. "The Negotiator" / *
  12. "Eine Kleine Office Problem" / *
  13. "The Seventh Plague" / *

* Not aired on NBC

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