A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
News team members show a lack of professional ethics and will even make up news if they have to. Sexual harrassment is also a regular part of the workplace, but the lone female of an all-male news crew holds her own and slings it back.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual innuendo and crude body part jokes are common, and homosexuality is sometimes used as a punchline. Two of the main characters have an on-again, off-again sexual relationship -- a pattern that started when one of them was a secretary and the other was her boss.
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Locker-room humor relies on words like "hooker," "whore," "balls," "sack," and "testicles."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters discuss drinking wine, beer, and liquor, which usually leads to poor judgment, mishaps, and regrettable one-night stands. Steroid use is mentioned in the show's premiere episode.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this farce isn't meant to be taken seriously. They're not real reporters. It's not real news. (And the fact that some of the people they interview don't know that is all part of the fun.) The show's aggressive use of sexual innuendo isn't appropriate for younger viewers and sets a poor example for teens, but that doesn't mean they won't watch.
Is It Any Good?
Most adults and older children are bound to chuckle at this single-camera comedy. But the show's humor, while smart, relies too much on off-color bathroom references (with an unexplained focus on testicles), and characters are typically shown doing and saying things you wouldn't want your kids to repeat. On the plus side, the show can be used as a starting point for family discussions about the way news is actually produced and whether it's ever truly objective -- or, for that matter, newsworthy.
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