Television

KCOP to drop news from the lineup

my-13-logo.jpgChannel 13 is going to stop airing a re-packaged version of the Fox 11 news next month, per TV Spy. The 7 p.m. newscast of KCOP will end on Sept. 20 — after only about a year. The 11 p.m. newscast that comes on Channel 13 after the the 10 o'clock news ends on Channel 11 will stop airing on Sept. 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.

I'm sure the KCOP news will be missed by someone.


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