Picks and Pans Review: Live Shot

updated 08/28/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/28/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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Meet the people at Channel 3's Re-Action News. There's Fast Eddie (Michael Watson), the cameraman who brings his equipment home to tape his sexual conquests, and Marvin Seaborn (Sam Anderson), a crackpot commentator who makes Andy Rooney seem like Pollyanna. And then, of course, there are the bitterly bickering plastic anchors (David Birney and Rebecca Staab). Also in the cast: Jeff Yagher, Wanda De Jesús, Bruce McGill and Cheryl Pollak. Their ruthless pursuit of breaking news is supposed to provide a cynical look inside the cutthroat underworld of Los Angeles local news, but it succeeds only in being messy, cluttered and predictable. Next week, Live Shot moves into its usual slot an hour later.

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