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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

PinkNC PinkNC 10 years
Thank goodness. CANCELLED!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
This has already been CANCELLED!
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 10 years
that chick is me!! she stole my gig! i am pissed!
MamaD MamaD 10 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 10 years
malpal25 malpal25 10 years
It wasn't as great as I thought it would be :(
Ikandy Ikandy 10 years
The idea of this show makes me sick...Im tired of dumbing myself down everytime I sit down to watch tv...
SugarKat SugarKat 10 years
I watched just the first few minutes and IT TOTALLY SUCKED!!!!!!
MSgirl MSgirl 10 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 10 years
That brunette is a bitter hag.
demeter demeter 10 years
Um, no.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 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 10 years
:oy: I give this show 2 weeks.
Penny4545 Penny4545 10 years
that show sounds super lame.
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