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WFTV in Orlando Adding 4 p.m. Newscast

Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV is adding a 4 p.m. newscast next month, the Orlando Sentinel‘s Hal Boedeker reports.

The newscast will replace “The Dr. Oz Show,” which will shift an hour earlier to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Steve Harvey’s program, which airs at 3 p.m., will move to the 9 a.m. timeslot, replacing Jeff Probst‘s canceled talk show.

The half-hour newscast will be anchored by Bob Opsahl (pictured) and Martie Salt, with meteorologist Tom Terry. It debuts on June 10.

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Parody Video Mocks Local Newscasts: ‘Email Us! Text us! Tweet us!’

A parody of a local newscast is making the rounds online, taking a funny and frightening look at the state of local news (video above). The fictitious newscasters, Hugh Cares and Amy DuPleeze, anchor for a station called KYOU — “working for you, here for you, depending on you.” (Not to be confused with the actual KYOU, the Fox affiliate in Ottumwa, Iowa.)

“You do more than participate — you help us fill 11 hours a day,” the newscasters say while urging viewers to submit pictures of their cats or their dinner. “The more time you fill, the less staff we have to hire! Our GM thanks you, because let’s face it, that new Jeff Probst show isn’t going to pay for itself.”

What do you think? Is the parody just funny — or does it hit too close to home? Email us. Text us. Tweet us.

WNBC Moves New York Live to Midday

As TV stations across the country prepare to debut the new Fall syndicated shows — from the likes of Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, and Steve Harvey — other shows are being shifted. In New York, WNBC which will air the Probst and Harvey hours, will be moving the locally-produced New York Live from 3pm to 12:30pm, and cutting it in half. In the process, longtime anchor Jane Hanson will be leaving WNBC, again. Hanson (left) tells FishbowlNY, “It just didn’t work for me for a number of different reasons. One of them is financially. There wasn’t the same kind of pay involved. I just could not afford to take that job.”

Hanson and the show’s EP Amy Rosenblum are launching a new company called The Media Masters which aims to train and coach the next crop of TV hosts.

It was thought New York Live would be canceled this Fall, but the shift to 12:30 keeps it on the WNBC schedule. The show started as LX New York and originally aired at 5pm. When WNBC brought back the 5pm news in June 2011, the lifestyle show shifted to 3pm.