Fox 35 adding 11 p.m. newscast

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Following the lead of other Fox O&O’s, WOFL is adding an 11 p.m. newscast. reports that the new show will start in April. The 11 p.m. slot was previously filled with the dreadful Geraldo At Large. Since that show was canceled, the even more dreadful Still Standing has been running in the 11 p.m. spot.

Fox 35 has done well with its hour-long 10 p.m. news, which it will continue to produce. But it will be interesting to see if the new show can make any headway against the established 11 p.m. newscasts on the other locals. WOFL’s 10 p.m. news has benefited from having American Idol and 24 as lead-ins — while the new 11 p.m. show will only have the 10 p.m. show as its lead-in.

No word yet on anchor or anchors for the 11 p.m. show, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see newcomer Corrina Sullivan have a role. In a recent interview with Orlando Sentinel TV Guy Hal Boedeker, Sullivan talked about the lack of hard news on the station — but in a nice, polite way, of course. "In St. Louis, we had an older demographic," Sullivan said. "There’s a more vibrant, energetic team here. In St. Louis, you have a lot of hard news. It’s very hard-hitting. Here we believe in empowering people with information that they can use. It’s a little different here."

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