In the 90s, the local TV news scene in Pittsburgh was dominated by one
team: Chuck Darling (Kelsey Grammer, "Frasier," "Cheers") and
Kelly Carr(Patricia Heaton, "Everybody Loves Raymond"). They had
that elusive quality all news teams need: chemistry ... at least on-screen.
Off-screen, Chuck was a bit of an egomaniacal womanizer, Kelly a bit of
an uptight know-it-all. So when Chuck got the call to move up to a
larger market, no tears were shed.
Now, after an embarrassing newscast tirade ends up on the Internet,
Chuck finds himself on the downswing career-wise. He's even questioning
whether his lifestyle of chasing women and living in hotels is as
exciting as it used to be. So when he gets the call to return to
Pittsburgh, to reunite with Kelly and try to take the newscast back to
No. 1, it's an offer he can't refuse.
Back in Pittsburgh, Chuck has a couple of new co-workers: Montana Diaz
Herrera (Aimee Garcia, "A Lot Like Love"), the perky, sexy, somewhat
inept weather anchor, and Ryan Church (Paul Campbell, "Battlestar
Galactica"), the overstressed news director.
There are also familiar faces like Marsh McGinley (Fred Willard, "Anchorman:
The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Everybody Loves Raymond"), the
affable, endlessly inappropriate sports anchor, and Gary Crezyzewki, pronounced
Kre-shoov-ski (Ty Burrell, "In Good Company," "Out of Practice"), the
perennially put-upon field reporter who always seems to get left out in
the snow. But, mostly, there's Kelly, now a single mom to 10-year-old
Gracie (Laura Marano, "Without a Trace"). There was magic between them
once. Can they find it again?
ACTION NEWS is written and executive-produced by Steven Levitan ("Just
Shoot Me!," "Frasier," "Wings") and Christopher Lloyd ("Frasier," "The
Patricia Heaton as Kelly Kelsey Grammer as Chuck
Fred Willard as Marsh
Aimee Garcia as Montana
Paul Campbell as Ryan
Ty Burrell as Gary
Laura Marano as Gracie
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