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NBC’s New York, Los Angeles Stations To Launch 7 Pm Newscasts Competing Against ‘Jeopardy!’

NBC’s New York, Los Angeles Stations To Launch 7 Pm Newscasts Competing Against ‘Jeopardy!’

The NBC-owned affiliates in New York and Los Angeles are launching 7 p.m. local newscasts on Monday, bumping Access Hollywood to 7:30 p.m. and going up against Jeopardy! and Inside Edition.

The addition of the newscasts is unusual for the time period, which typically has been reserved for syndicated magazines and game shows.

Wnbc-tv New York will feature a half-hour newscast with David Ushery, Natalie Pasquarella, Janice Huff and Bruce Beck. Knbc-tv Los Angeles will debut a half-hour anchored by Colleen Williams and featuring meteorologist Melissa Magee. The newscasts will follow NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt but also are a further extension of news into the early evening. Both stations air local newscasts from 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Access Hollywood will move to 7:30 p.m., replacing the Access Hollywood spinoff All Access, which has been canceled.

The move also comes as Jeopardy! has been featuring guests hosts,

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