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FOX working on their own Daily Show?

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 25th 2006 11:33AM
Jon StewartAccording to this article, FOX News is working on a new pilot styled after The Daily Show. I thought April Fool's Day was months ago?

A tipster said that the program is called Watch This Right Now and is "an absolutely terrible rip-off of Daily Show" with a "music and video montage" and "mouth replacement of known news figures" (the latter sounds a lot like one of Conan O'Brien's gags). Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham reportedly filmed something for the show. Uh-oh.

I guess since Comedy Central took on The O'Reilly Factor and found success (The Colbert Report), FOX deemed it appropriate to take on TDS. I doubt it'll make it past the pilot.

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Johnie

Err... Does Fox realize that TDS is on COMEDY CENTRAL... and .. FNC is a NEWS CHANNEL?

Either it's not going to be funny, or it's going to delegitimize the new channel.. (not that it's legit now)

June 26 2006 at 11:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Shapiro


Why can't Fox choose to rip off The Daily Show??

After all the Daily show is a total ripoff of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend UPDATE"..

June 25 2006 at 8:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Simplex

I really hope this makes it to TV, if only to see what Stewart and Colbert say about it. That's just good TV.

June 25 2006 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chaim

First of all, this post Ingraham "filmed" something for the show, not is hosting the show. Second, there are plenty of funny people on the right. Just because you don't think they are doesn't mean they arent funny. Third, there are TONS of young conservative college kids out there in that demographic that will flock to a show like this. Fourth with Fox News kicking the pants off of CNN and MSNBC I am sure a show like this will do fine.

I'm excited, I am looking forward to it.

June 25 2006 at 4:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
diana

is fox kidding us? no one can top jon stewart, fox doesn't have the cojones to say what he has to say, and unless they hire lewis black (who wouldn't work for fox anyway), there is no chance for a "daily show" rip off at fox. so if they dare try, i'm not watching either.

June 25 2006 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

Does FOX really have the demographic to pull off this kind of show? Comedy Central skews to a younger crowd, which is the group attracted to shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. FOX, on the other hand, trends to the older Republican crowd, but maybe a show like this will attract younger viewers to the network. Regardless, I won't be watching.

June 25 2006 at 3:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
forzaq8

TDS best jokes come from fox , are they going to joke about their own shows or are they going to joke about a joke show ?

and what program would be before it ?
because i don't think you can take stuff lightly if you have programs like The O'Reilly Factor in your channel then joke about news

June 25 2006 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Agri

If I heard only the title of this show I wouldn't watch ever. Couldn't they make better name for their show?!

June 25 2006 at 11:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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