KTVU's goofy news venture The Four on 2 is searching for viewers. Nobody expected the program--anchored by the gruesome/twosome, Mike Mibach and Keba Arnold --would take the Bay Area by storm, but Channel 2 didn't feel "awful numbers" would be the early verdict either.
I've tried watching The Four -in reality, just another consumer news-oriented newscast mixed with soft features and a teaser for the more conventional 5 and 6 casts --it's not horrible nor uninspiring but it's nothing to make time for; like a leftover oatmeal cookie on the kitchen table that no one eats.
Part of the problem is that Mibach and Arnold lack that age-old virtue: chemistry. One could say that time will eventually work that element out but that's assuming there's a there there. Not. Arnold's broadcast delivery is putrid--my opinion. And she's not helped by Mibach's on-air mugging and self-importance. To have that, Mike, you need to have Bay Area news experience and street cred. He doesn't.
Meanwhile, the show is sagging. For now, nobody is watching.