Tuned In Journal
Fans and detractors of local TV news alike may get a kick out of TruTV's reality comedy series "Breaking Greenville" (10:30 tonight).
Set among two rival stations in market No. 190 (out of 215) in Greenville, Miss., "Breaking Greenville" follows the staffs of perennial ratings-winner WABG and up-and-coming WXVT as they cover local news in a market where "breaking news" happens only every six months, according to one reporter.
The show's focus is on rival morning show anchors, Lucy Biggers (above, left) at WABG and Callie Carroll at WXVT (above, right).
Biggers wants to grow up to be Kelly Ripa, which at least seems more likely than growing up to be a network news anchor after she high-fives one of her interview subjects.
Carroll steps on a scale for sweeps and goes on a weight loss program with her co-anchor for reports sponsored by a fast food chain (tsk, tsk to commercialism in the sancrosanct bounds of a newscast).
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