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BREAKING GREENVILLE
January 29, 2015  | By David Bianculli

TruTV, 10:30 p.m. ET

 

SERIES PREMIERE: This is a warning, not a recommendation. Here we go again. In 2007, the Fox network persuaded a CBS affiliate in Tyler, TX to hire a new anchor for the local news, while Fox’s camera crews filmed the hire and subsequent events for a new reality series called Anchorwoman. The gimmick was that the new anchor, Lauren Jones, was a former beauty queen and World Wrestling diva with no journalistic experience. The good news, quite literally, was that Anchorwoman was cancelled almost immediately. And now, in 2015 on TruTV, we have Breaking Greenville, a reality-TV look at competing local TV news outfits in Mississippi – specifically, in the very small market of Greenville. History seems to be repeating itself, and let’s hope that goes for this show’s swift disappearance as well.

 
 
 
 
 
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