FOX orders Anchorwoman
There's not too much information on it just yet, but FOX has ordered six episodes of Anchorwoman, a new comedy that will mix both reality and scripted elements as it focuses on a super model who returns to Texas to become a TV anchorwoman, because, who wants to listen to an ugly woman report the news? Not me. In fact, I was once almost killed in a tornado because I refused to listen to the average-looking news woman telling me to seek shelter. I now have half a dead chicken embedded in my skull, I can't do basic math, and sometimes triangles make me cry, but I think it was worth it.
Where was I? Oh yeah, not much information, but I like the idea of mixing two genres together. I'll save judgment until more information pops up about the series, but the basic premise alone has me intrigued.
UPDATE: Thanks to reader C. Tracy for the link to this story, which gives more detail (darn Google News was no help at all). Anyway, the "anchorwoman" will be played by WWE's Lauren Jones, and will take place at an actual CBS station in Tyler, Texas with station talent and personnel "performing" alongside Jones.
The article comes from the Tyler Morning Telegraph, and appears to be a means of alleviating any apprehension the citizens of Tyler might have about how their town will be depicted. The article paraphrases president and general manager of KYTX CBS-19 Phil Hurley and producer Brian Gadinsky as saying the series is "100 percent reality," which is not, as you may notice, the same as the reality/scripted mix mentioned by the AP article I linked to above.