NETWORK NEWS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME� CATCH WILL FERRELL IN THE HILARIOUS
PERIOD COMEDY, �ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY,�
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 ON ABC
Will Ferrell (�Stranger than Fiction�) and Christina Applegate (�Employee of the Month�) star in the hilarious comedy, �Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,� airing as the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� FEBRUARY 3 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Ron Burgundy is a top-rated anchorman at a major network in the 70s, a time when male dominion over the business was largely uncontested. But Ron and his fraternity-like crew are about to get a wake-up call in the attractive form of Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), who joins the newsroom, imbuing it with a feminine and feminist touch. At first Ron accepts Veronica, as long as she recognizes that her place at the station is to cover �female-interest� stories, such as pet fashion shows and cooking segments. But Christina has ideas of her own and quickly grows tired of being used as eye candy; taking matters into her own hands, she not only steps on Ron�s toes but does so behind the news desk, setting off a war between the two and pitting Christina�s professional ambition against the unrestricted sexism that seems to run rampant at the network.
�Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy� stars Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone, Paul Rudd (�The 40 Year Old Virgin�) as Brian Fantana, Steve Carell (�Little Miss Sunshine,� �The 40 Year Old Virgin�) as Brick Tamland and Fred Willard (�For Your Consideration�) as Ed Harken.
The film, released in 2004, was directed by Adam McKay. The screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (�Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby�)
�ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio.
A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.