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A comedy series created by Bec Dakin

Junior news reporter, Ella Reynolds only reports simple assignments and meaningless public interest puff pieces. She dreams of reporting real news stories, but that day seems further away when her news producer continues to give the big stories to other junior reporter, and Ella’s nemesis, Sebastian Cohen. Ella wants to be news anchor one day, just like her idol Stacey Bennett and reporting on cat shows is not going to get her there.

Venting her frustration to her two less than scrupulous room mates they concoct a plan to stage ‘fake yet harmless’ news worthy crimes that Ella would have the scoop on via a mysterious informant ie: themselves. The setups go perfectly to plan, Ella is first on the scene with her cameraman, and brings in the stories as a true professional, gaining her attention and praise for the first time from idol Stacey. There’s clearly a new crime ring in town and Ella has the exclusive scoop on their activities because – well – she is the crime ring.

Unfortunately, the trios perfectly executed ‘fake’ crimes also garner the attention of police detective Simon Jacobson who presses Ella to disclose her informant and now wants to work closely with her to solve the crimes, nemesis Sebastian who believes something fishy is going on, as well as local crime boss Gerry-Gerry Jones who tasks his gang with finding and taking out the new crime group in town.

Ella is in way over her head and the only way to save herself and her room mates is to temporarily keep up the guise and then report her way out of this by creating the best fake story in news history.