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KCOP Cutting News From its Lineup

KCOP, the FOX owned MyNetworkTV affiliate for Los Angeles, has announced plans to eliminate news from its lineup in September.

A FOX spokesperson confirmed, the KCOP 7:00 p.m. news will end on September 20, a little more than a year after it was launched. The 11:00 p.m. news, which debuted in 2002, will end on September 22.

No layoffs are expected from the move, since KCOP is operated as a duopoly with FOX’s KTTV. KTTV produces the KCOP news broadcasts.

FOX was quick to point out KCOP’s sister station KTTV has added 7 hours of local news per week with the launch of its 5:00 p.m. news two years ago. In April 2010, the KTTV morning show was expanded by a half-hour from 4:30 to 5:00 a.m.

The 7:00 p.m. news will be replaced by “The Simpsons” while “The King of Queens” will air at 11:00 p.m.

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