The Wilton North Report

The Wilton North Report was a late-night combined newsmagazine, talk show, and variety show that aired on Fox in December 1987 and January 1988. It was Fox's second attempt at a regular late-night show, replacing The Late Show. The series premiered on December 11, 1987 and ended four weeks later, on January 8, 1988. Hosted by Phil Cowan and Paul Robins, the show sought to combine comedy with newsmagazine-style features and serious interviews. Michael Hanks initially served as the show's announcer, with Don Morrow filling that role for its final two weeks.

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The Wilton North Report - Aftermath
... After The Wilton North Report left the air, reruns of The Late Show were immediately inserted in Fox's late night time slot, with the network scrambling to revive the show ... After cancellation, The Wilton North Report staff would move on to other projects, among them Executive producer Barry Sand would produce another short-lived daily series, a 1990 syndicated revival of House ... Two other Wilton North writers, Greg Daniels and Conan O'Brien, would go on to greater renown After the cancellation of Wilton North (the second Hollywood writing jobs for both men, after Not Necessarily the ...

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