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Fox News May Air Two Episodes Of Right-Leaning Fake News Show In January

Last June, TVNewser asked: “Is Fox creating a show styled after Stewart’s Daily Show for FNC and/or Fox Broadcast?”

Now The Hollywood Reporter says yes. The show was first pitched to Fox Broadcasting, but when that network passed, it attracted the attention of FNC chief Roger Ailes, Paul Gough reports.

“I showed it to Roger, and he really liked it and thought it could work on Fox News if we could make it conform to some of the restraints” of a cable news channel, EP Joel Surnow (of “24″ fame) says. He says it’s a “satirical news format” that would “tip more right as ‘The Daily Show’ tips left.”

Gough says FNC may air two episodes of the show on “Saturday nights in late January, with the possibility that it could become a weekly show for the channel…”

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