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TV Tonight: "Anchorwoman"

TV Tonight: "Anchorwoman"

If you've been watching any Fox programming these days, you've almost certainly seen promos for "Anchorwoman," a fish-out-of-water story about a bikini model who gets recruited to be a news anchor in a Texas town. The show premieres with a special one-hour episode tonight at 8 p.m. (regular half-hour episodes start next week), and the jury's still out on whether it will be appealingly trashy or just too stupid to watch.

Here's the premise: KYTX, a CBS affiliate (so why is the show on Fox?) in Tyler, Texas, is so low-rated that its news director will do anything to boost the station's profile, including having Stormy the Weather Dog show up in every forecast. So it wasn't such a leap for him to hire Lauren Jones, a former Barker's Beauty and WWE Diva, to read the news. Exactly how much of this "comedy/reality hybrid" is scripted isn't clear, though I can't imagine that things like Jones showing up to work in a plunging leopard-print top happened completely by chance.

One thing's for sure: the journalism community in Tyler isn't too thrilled about having their profession so openly mocked. But can Jones actually do the anchor's job? I guess we're supposed to watch and find out. To see a clip,

Video and photo courtesy of Fox

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PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Thank goodness. CANCELLED!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
This has already been CANCELLED!
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
that chick is me!! she stole my gig! i am pissed!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
Gimme a break!!! Another T & A show that will die after one episode. Why is it the networks can't see how bad these shows stink BEFORE they air?
sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
malpal25 malpal25 9 years
It wasn't as great as I thought it would be :(
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
The idea of this show makes me sick...Im tired of dumbing myself down everytime I sit down to watch tv...
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
I watched just the first few minutes and IT TOTALLY SUCKED!!!!!!
MSgirl MSgirl 9 years
I went to high school with Lauren and still see her some. They are making her "career" sound like much more than it really is...just for the record.
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 9 years
That brunette is a bitter hag.
demeter demeter 9 years
Um, no.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Just finished watching some of the hour long episode. I wasn't sure if I wanted to laugh...or simply turn off the tv. Sigh.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
:oy: I give this show 2 weeks.
Penny4545 Penny4545 9 years
that show sounds super lame.
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