Monday, June 26, 2006

…Forming the Black Hole Which Swallowed the Earth…

Item: Fox is planning to rip off The Daily Show.

Last week TVNewser asked if Fox was working on a show pilot styled after Jon Stewart's Daily Show on Comedy Central. Then yesterday, TVNewser asked if conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham was at FNC shooting something over the weekend.

The answers are yes and yes, and they're apparently related. An anonymous tipster says Ingraham's pilot is known as "Watch This Right Now." The tipster calls it "an absolutely terrible rip off of Daily Show" including a "music and video montage" and "mouth replacement of known news figures." (Huh?) "They want to keep it a secret so they hired all freelance tech people," the tipster adds. "The writers and producers should be embarrassed to show this one to Roger."
In related news, Michael Jackson has stated his intention to do a cover version of Weird Al Yankovic’s epic opus “Eat It.” To be released in September.

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