Kathryn Hunter
Local “Northwest Afternoon” icon Cindi Rinehart makes a guest appearance on the new season of Seattle’s sketch comedy show, “The 206.”

Cindi Rinehart cameos on new season of “The 206”

By Kathryn Hunter
Contributing Writer

The second season of Seattle’s sketch comedy series, “The 206” is started up again Saturday night, November 16th, right after “Saturday Night Live” on NBC. The show stars Pat Cashman, John Keister, and Cashman's son Chris, and no one could be more excited and supportive of the old “Almost Live” crew than Seattle’s own local icon Cindi Rinehart. Rinehart, best known for her 24
years co-hosting KOMO’s, “Northwest Afternoon,” will appear on the second episode airing November 23rd.

“If I can help make the buzz louder, I’m gonna do whatever I can!” says Rinehart, She heard about the show from her old producer at KOMO TV, Steve Wilson. Wilson, who calls the new season “a labor of love,” felt Rinehart would be a great addition to the comedic team. Wilson, Cashman and Keister independently produce the show, which airs on KING 5.

“It’s just a good feeling,” Rinehart enthused, “They don’t want me to say too much about it, but basically I'm doing the same thing, scooping the scoop, except this time I'm scooping the poop!”

Viewers will have to watch and find out what exactly that means. It’s a fresh, fun new experience for Rinehart whose last few years have been relatively quiet, apart from staying in great shape and working on her own book. She felt right at home again and was delighted by the warm and welcoming response she received from the live audience. Happy to once again to feel “bathed in the
light of warm familiarity” Rinhart aims to help champion the show in whatever avenues she can.

“Anything I can do to help them win, I’m going to do!” When asked what its like working with Cashman and the crew she couldn't have been happier, “I can’t tell you how impressed I was with their crew. They have no fear! These guys are doing two shows at once and they never miss a beat. They are the kindest, most hardworking and creative crew out there! I hope they ask me back!”

Rinhart urges everyone to tune in to watch “The 206” on KING 5, Saturdays at 1:05am for a roaring good time and a colorful comedic twist on the Northwest.

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