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Headline News preps comedy ‘Show’

Half-hour program to echo 'Weekend Update'

Headline News will be sacrificing newsmakers to the comedy gods with “Not Just Another Cable News Show,” a half-hour skein set for the 7 p.m. timeslot Saturdays and Sundays starting April 5.

It will re-air at 9 p.m. and midnight.

In the tradition of “Weekend Update” and “The Half Hour News Hour,” “News Show” will skewer celebs, dumb crooks and, in the premiere episode, political screwups.

“News Show” will pull footage from CNN’s archives as well as from recent news.The first episode will feature commentators including Time.com’s Washington editor Ana Marie Cox, L.A. Times columnist Joel Stein, Republican strategist Amy Holmes, Huffington Post media editor Rachel Sklar and comic Hugh Fink.

“News Show” is exec produced by Conway Cliff, who also produces Headline News’ recent success story “The Glenn Beck Show.”

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