Pearce McKenzie, the anchor of hit news show "Lateline" makes a publicity stunt to ensure that he, and no other, is the richest anchor in the network. He claims that he is going to retire just so people will be shocked. But it all goes wrong when the new anchor is going to be Al Freundlich.
Gale is considered to start a spin-off of "LateLine" for younger viewers called "KidLine". Meanwhile, Al is suspected of writing a book.
Al is out sick, and Pearce starts to realize his true feelings for Gale.
An internet page claims that actor Buddy Hackett has passed away. The gang, stressed about not finding stories for the show, decide to air a special show about the late Hackett. But soon they will find out the Buddy is still alive.
Gale auditions for a different network. Meanwhile, Al goes mad trying to score some tickets for a party hosted by Julia Roberts.
Al tries to convince Pearce to come to his Jewish temple. When Pearce finally agrees, Al asks him to participate in a charity the temple is having.
Pearce does a skit for the Conan O'Brien show, which leads to more skits with Conan's sidekick, Andy Richter. Meanwhile, Raji is afraid that won't get his bonus.
Al may have to go to prison, unless he reveals the source of a story.
Raji promisses to bring his African friend as a guest on the show but, when his friend doesn't come, Raji gets fired. The new intern is a girl who has a crush on Al. When the two kiss, Al remembers he is married...
Trying to blow the cover of an illegal gun salesman, Al and Raji go undercover by trying to buy guns. Meanwhile, Vic's daughter lets slip that her father has a crush on Gale.
Pearce's ex-mistress starts having an affair with Raji to make Pearce mad. Raji and the rest of the crew try to keep this a secret.
When Vic goes out on a date, Gale is left to produce the show. Her first show as a producer goes horribly wrong when Pearce decides he doesn't want to do the show.
Al gets a role in a movie starring Martin Sheen. The producer realizes that hiring Al was a mistake when he gets the movie production shut down.
Vic uses Gale to get a story about the Moral Coalition's annual "Road to Victory" Celebration.
Mona starts dating Pearce's financial advisor. At first he disapproves, but then he realizes Mona is a person too and he can't get involved in her personal life.
Lateline newcomer Ken Pruit (Mark Valley) has his eye on Pearce's top anchor spot.
Gale goes to Pearce's country house for the weekend, where she accidentally kills Pearce's horse Paycheck. Al uses a focus group to figure out what's wrong with him.
When Karp convinces Briana to date an infamous and sleazy sports agent, Briana uses the situation to both her personal and professional advantage.
Pearce demands that Vic hire his girlfriend Ulli to work on the show. Unfortunately, Ulli drives all the show's guests away.