Alan Tudyk Takes Over for Mather Zickel as Host of Adult Swim’s ‘Newsreaders’
Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital spinoff Newsreaders, an absurdist take on 60 Minutes-esque magazine shows that premiered last year, is getting a new host for its second season. Season 1 host Mather Zickel has been cast in the Will Ferrell/Adam McKay-produced NBC sitcom Bad Judge, starring Kate Walsh, so Alan Tudyk will be the host for Season 2, which is expected to debut later this year. Like Zickel, Tudyk is an actor who’s skilled with both comedic and dramatic acting and has that same ability to play newsmen and TV hosts well.
Created by Childrens Hospital trio Rob Corddry, David Wain, and Jonathan Stern, Newsreaders was renewed for a second season in the fall and recently started filming. Recurring correspondents Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Dannah Phirman, and Ray Wise are returning for Season 2, while Kumail Nanjiani, who’s starring in Comedy Central’s The Meltdown and HBO’s Sillicon Valley, is not.