OLD Media Moves

"Happy Hour" is sit com and talk show

October 29, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Marketwatch media columnist Jon Friedman writes Monday that the “Happy Hour” show on the new Fox Business Network is a cross between the old Ted Danson show “Cheers” and morning talk show “Regis and Kelly.”

Jon FriedmanFriedman wrote, “The show is a central part of FBN’s daunting game plan: to make financial news fun for Main Street. Instead of reciting dry numbers in earnings reports, ‘Happy Hour’ is more likely to explain what the news means to shareholders and the general public.

“‘Happy Hour’ looks to me like the new channel’s breakout hit. Its time slot is ideal, starting an hour after the frenzy of the market close, when investors want a little entertainment after a hard day. Liz Claman‘s afternoon show will provide a slick lead-in, to boot.

“FBN could also use ‘Happy Hour’ for marketing opportunities. I wouldn’t be surprised if the show took to the road someday, heading to cities with Fox affiliates. FBN could also hold online contests to see which bar is lucky enough to host the show.”

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