The 1/2 Hour News Hour was an American television news satire show that aired on the Fox News Channel. The program presented news stories from a conservative perspective, using a satirical format pioneered by Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and The Daily Show.

The first pilot aired on February 18, 2007, and the second on March 4, 2007. Fox News Channel later purchased 13 more episodes of the show, which started airing on May 13, 2007. The show was cancelled and the final episode aired on September 23, 2007.

Cast and crew of the show included Kurt Long, Jennifer Robertson, Manny Coto, and Ned Rice. Longtime Weekend Update anchor Dennis Miller was a regular contributor to the program with his "The Buck Starts Here" segment.

  1. Manny Coto


  2. Joel Surnow


  3. Ned Rice


Series Cast

  1. Jennifer Robertson as Jennifer Lange

    Jennifer Robertson

    Jennifer Lange

    17 Episodes

  2. Kurt Long as Kurt McNally

    Kurt Long

    Kurt McNally

    17 Episodes

  3. Dennis Miller as Self

    Dennis Miller


    17 Episodes

  4. Jamie McShane as Timothy Cox

    Jamie McShane

    Timothy Cox

    17 Episodes

  5. John Cramer

    Announcer (voice)

    17 Episodes

  6. Erin Matthews as Guest and Kristen Kohler

    Erin Matthews

    Guest, Kristen Kohler

    10 Episodes

  7. Rush Limbaugh as POTUS

    Rush Limbaugh


    8 Episodes

  8. Regan Burns as Tim Davenport and Live Earth Reporter

    Regan Burns

    Tim Davenport, Live Earth Reporter

    7 Episodes

  9. Kevin Kilner as Jack McCraney, Conspiracy Analyst

    Kevin Kilner

    Jack McCraney, Conspiracy Analyst

    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2007 | 17 Episodes

Season 1 of The ½ Hour News Hour premiered on February 18, 2007.

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The ½ Hour News Hour


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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