Pascal Fervor kindly forwarded us the following email message regarding the new comedy program The Half Hour News Hour, co-created and -produced by Joel Surnow (24, The Equalizer, Le Femme Nikita):

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:09:02 -0800
Subject: .FOX News Channel will broadcast the first episode of The Half
Hour News Hour
From: "Jeffers M. Dodge"
To: friends



Good Evening,

This Sunday, February 18th, 7:00 pm [PST} the FOX News Channel will broadcast the first episode of The Half Hour News Hour, a new political comedy a friend of mine, Ned Rice, has written and developed with Joel Surnow, the creator and executive producer of 24.

The Half Hour News Hour is a parody of the evening news from a conservative perspective. As such it will join the ranks of other noteworthy conservative comedy shows on television, includingÅ well, actually there aren¹t any others. We¹ll be the first.

If you’re still reading at this point you’re probably asking yourself, "OK, but just how good is The Half Hour News Hour?" I’ll tell you how good it is: Critics are already calling it "the funniest show ever produced by The FOX News Channel, not counting Geraldo." I really think that says it all.

The Half Hour News Hour will air at 10:00 PM eastern time, 7:00 PM pacific. The show will be off the following Sunday, because of the Oscars, then a second installment of all new material will air Sunday, March 4, at those same times.

I do hope you get a chance to watch– it’s some of Ned’s best work. And if you do watch The Half Hour News Hour, I hope you’ll let me know what you think of it.

Jeffers M. Dodge
Los Angeles Republicans Coalition


It sounds worth a look.