Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Drawing its title from a twist on an old journalistic adage, Dog Bites Man is a Comedy Central sitcom staged and filmed in "mockumentary" fashion. The series is set in the newsroom of fictional Seattle TV station KBHX-TV. Andrea Savage stars as Tillie Sullivan, a former KBHX intern who has returned to the station as the news producer -- and as primary nemesis of preening anchorman Kevin Beekin (Matt Walsh), with whom Tillie once had a one-night stand back in the day. The rest of the KBHX news team includes reckless cameraman Alan Finger (Zach Galifianakis) and production assistant Marty Shonson (A.D. Miles), who acts as Kevin's co-conspirator in the anchor's neverending schemes to arouse Tillie's jealousy. As in Reno 911!, the cast of Dog Bites Man is followed everywhere by unseen cameras as they go about their professional duties. Unlike Reno 911!, which is entirely fictional, the Dog Bites Man crew has a habit of showing up in the midst of actual news stories, and its members conduct genuine interviews with "civilians," many of whom are obviously not in on the joke! Dog Bites Man began its weekly, half-hour run on June 6, 2006.