Movies and TV shows like The Newsroom 1996

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The Newsroom (1996)
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The Newsroom (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The Newsroom is a Canadian television comedy-drama series which ran on CBC Television in the 1996–97, 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons. A two-hour television movie, Escape from the Newsroom, was broadcast in 2002. The show is set in the newsroom of a television station which is never officially named, but is generally understood to be based on the CBC itself. Inspired by American series The Larry Sanders Show and similar to such earlier series as the British Drop the Dead Donkey and the Australian Frontline, the series mined a dark vein of comedy from the political machinations and the sheer incompetence of the people involved in producing City Hour, the station's nightly newscast. Although not originally intended as an ongoing series, the initial run of 13 episodes led The Newsroom to become one of the most critically acclaimed programs on Canadian television in the 1990s. Following the end of The Newsroom, Finkleman produced three different short-run series for the CBC, More Tears, Foolish Heart and Foreign Objects, all of which included Findlay as a linking character.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: intern, journalism, office, artists and showbiz, media, lifestyle, tv show, workplace, ego clash, obnoxious boss, media satire, workplace situations, anchor, satire, canadian, vulgarity, cupcake, news anchor, news satire, canadian stereotype
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Newsroom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, witty and sitcom films and TV series with plots about media, workplace, workplace situations, tv show, media satire, artists and showbiz and lifestyle mostly in Comedy, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like The Newsroom: Murphy Brown (1988), Blunt Talk (2015), The Comedians (2015), Back to You (2007), Sports Night (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Murphy Brown (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy Brown is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, for a total of 247 episodes. The program starred Candice Bergen as the eponymous Murphy Brown, a famous investigative journalist and news anchor ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious, talky ...
Plot: journalism, workplace, tv show, media satire, workplace situations, single parent, tv news, mother daughter relationship, female journalist, television reporter, female protagonist, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 21st century, 2010s ...
Place: washington d.c.
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Blunt Talk (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.
Style: not serious, witty, realistic, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: tv show, media, media satire, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, workplace, silly humor, journalism, talk show, talk show host, television studio, backstage
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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84%
The Comedians (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A veteran comedian is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show.
Style: not serious, humorous, sitcom, realistic
Plot: comedian, artists and showbiz, workplace, rivalry, media, ego clash, showbiz, tv show, workplace situations, actor playing himself
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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81%
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Back to You (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Back to You is an American situation comedy series, which aired on Fox from September 19, 2007 to May 14, 2008. The creators and executive producers were Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, and the director was James Burrows. The series starred ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: tv news, media, journalism, workplace, workplace situations, friendship, workplace romance, tv show, artists and showbiz, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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80%
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Sports Night (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The offbeat cast and crew of a sports news show as they deal with professional, personal, and ethical challenges while functioning in a pressure-cooker work environment.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace, tv news, workplace situations, showbiz, christmas, success, anchor, couples, hot and sexy, workplace romance, tv show, media satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
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77%
Beggars and Choosers (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Beggars and Choosers is a comedy-drama series broadcast by Showtime. Developed by Peter Lefcourt and Brandon Tartikoff, the series was a comedic, behind-the-scenes look at network television. Its 42 episodes aired between June 19, 1999 and December ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Plot: workplace, blind ambition, artists and showbiz, ambition, media, coma, ratings, workplace situations, media satire, backstage, female nudity, television ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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70%
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Good Dog (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Good Dog is a Canadian television comedy-drama series which aired for one season on HBO Canada. The show follows the life of character George, a role that Ken Finkleman reprised from The Newsroom.
Style: touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, life turned upside down, couple relations, disorder, couples, tv show, buddies, ratings, television producer, profanity, nagging and grouching, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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66%
The Day Today (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Day Today is a surreal British parody of television current affairs programmes, broadcast in 1994, and created by the comedians Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris. It is an adaptation of the radio programme On the Hour, which was broadcast on BBC ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, biting, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: parody, satire, journalism, media satire, politically correct, cliche, anchor, state affairs, media, politics, celebrity culture, tv show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
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63%
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Just Shoot Me! (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with 148 episodes produced. The show was created by Steven Levitan, the show's executive producer.
Style: sitcom, realistic, not serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: fashion, journalism, office, workplace, parents and children, lifestyle, secretary, roommate, family relations, journal, workplace situations, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of “GlobeLink News”, a fictional TV news company. Recorded close to transmission, it made use of ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, witty, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: satire, boss, lesbian, media, tv news, reporter, anchor, advertising, workplace, workplace situations, ratings, tv show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: sitcom, witty, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Plot: journalism, workplace romance, satire, rise to the top, artists and showbiz, friends, state affairs, workplace, showbiz, celebrity culture, media, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Royal Canadian Air Farce (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A comedy sketch show focusing on Canadian events and affairs.
Style: offbeat, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, celebrity culture, media satire, new year, head of state, state affairs, society, lifestyle, journalism, media, parody, joke ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
At Last the 1948 Show (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions, in association with Rediffusion London. Transmitted on Britain's ITV network during 1967 and 1968, it brought Cambridge Footlights humour to ...
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, surreal, not serious
Plot: satire, human nature, media, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, performer's life, buddies, workplace, love and romance, social relations, friends, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, clever, witty, suspense ...
Plot: satire, workplace, parody, producer, showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, uptight character, assistant, self involved, anchor, network ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Remember WENN (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Remember WENN is a comedy-drama television series that aired from 1996 to 1998 on the cable channel American Movie Classics. Created and written by Rupert Holmes and set at the fictional Pittsburgh radio station WENN in the early 1940s, it depicted ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sitcom
Plot: radio show, radio dj, radio station, radio, workplace, media, lifestyle, partners, intern, workplace situations, disc jockey
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
That's So Weird! (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: That's So Weird was a Canadian sketch comedy television show owned by the Halifax Film Company and was broadcast on YTV. The show has been described as SCTV or Mad TV for teenagers and includes an array of comedic skits.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Plot: media satire, teenage life, tv show, workplace, youth, ratings, tv station, joke, media, teenager, actress playing multiple roles
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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52%
The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The New WKRP in Cincinnati is a sequel/spin-off of the original CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. It was made for the syndication market from 1991 to 1993. MTM Enterprises produced the show. Gordon Jump, Frank Bonner, and Richard Sanders reprised ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: radio dj, workplace, power relations, media, radio show, workplace situations, boss and employee, office, radio announcer, rock and roll, radio, radio broadcasting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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51%
The Drew Carey Show (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, talky, realistic, not serious
Plot: loser, workplace, office, department store, love and romance, promotion, irish, unsupportive coworkers, ordinary person, couples, bad attitude, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Red Green Show (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Red Green Show is a Canadian television comedy that aired on various channels in Canada, with its ultimate home at CBC Television, and on Public Broadcasting Service stations in the United States, from 1991 until the series finale April 7, 2006, ...
Style: sitcom, offbeat, witty, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: satire, parody, shallowness, farce, silly humor, disorder, friends, family relations, couples, manhood, media satire, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: canada
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49%
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Late Show (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: couples, ratings, radio dj, satire, couple relations, celebrity culture, workplace intrigue, tv show, showbiz, media satire, workplace situations, media ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
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48%
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Boris (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Boris is an Italian television series produced from 2007 to 2010 by Wilder for Fox International Channels Italy
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, biting ...
Plot: backstage, satire, filmmaking, workplace intrigue, showbiz, workplace situations, workplace, intern, producer, media, tv show, director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
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47%
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Extras (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the ...
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, not serious, cynical ...
Plot: aspiring actor, actor's life, workplace, actor, desire for fame, unsuccessful, popularity, friendship, celebrity culture, best friends, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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After Lately (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Lately is an American television comedy. The series depicts, in mockumentary style, the behind the scenes goings-on at the office of the late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. The cast is made up of the actual writers and performers of Chelsea ...
Style: humorous, light, entertaining, captivating, witty ...
Plot: backstage, workplace, showbiz, producer, workplace situations, tv show, celebrity culture, late night, disorder, media, artists and showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Starlets (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: not serious, cynical, humorous, sitcom, offbeat ...
Plot: parody, backstage, satire, actress, actor, tv show, lifestyle, actor's life, showbiz, rivalry, starlet, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Wings (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.
Style: sitcom, witty, humorous, touching, not serious ...
Plot: airport, family relations, workplace, friendship, siblings relations, workplace situations, staff, sibling relationship, aviation, sister sister relationship, brother brother relationship, waiter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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On the Air (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: On the Air is an American sitcom created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, and broadcast by ABC. In the United States only three episodes were aired, although seven were filmed. The program follows the antics of the staff of a fictional 1950s ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, offbeat, humorous, avant garde ...
Plot: tv show, nothing goes right, workplace, artists and showbiz, network, media sensation, disorder, workplace situations, media satire, media, oneiric, actress ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Office (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: office, employer employee relationship, boss, workplace, job, boss and employee, coworker, everyday life, goofy hero, workplace problem, disorder, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mr. D (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Gerry Dee's real-life experiences as a high school teacher before he switched to comedy full-time, MR. D is a story about a charming, under-qualified teacher trying to fake his way through a teaching job, just like he often fakes his ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, cynical
Plot: teachers and students, workplace situations, workplace, high school, high school life, teacher, politically correct, unsupportive coworkers, power relations, social relations, studying, high school teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Holy Man (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, satirical, touching ...
Plot: guru, tv show, media, workplace, materialism, love affair, media satire, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, satire, religion, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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That Girl (1966)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It stars Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sitcom
Plot: actor's life, media, workplace, lifestyle, love and romance, tv show, workplace situations, performer's life, couples, power relations, workplace romance, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%