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Checking In with Adult Swim's New 'Childrens Hospital' Spin-off 'Newsreaders'

Adult Swim added another 11-minute comedy to its roster last night – or yesterday morning. The network's new series, Newsreaders, is a spin-off from Rob Corddry's Childrens Hospital, but whereas Childrens Hospital riffs on over-dramatic medical dramas, Newsreaders skewers news magazine shows like 60 Minutes and 20/20. Like Childrens Hospital and Adult Swim sister show NTSF:SD:SUV, Newsreaders is jam-packed with great jokes, and the show's first two episodes find it full of potential.

Newsreaders is hosted by actor Mather Zickel, a veteran of producer David Wain's comedies, as serious newsman Louis La Fonda. As he proved during the three Childrens Hospital episodes that inspired Newsreaders to spin off into [...]

Adult Swim's 'Childrens Hospital' Spinoff 'Newsreaders' Looks Delightful

Here's the trailer for Adult Swim's new Childrens Hospital spinoff Newsreaders, a fake news magazine show that debuts Thursday, January 17th, at midnight. Created by the Childrens Hospital team of Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, and David Wain, Newsreaders stars Mather Zickel as Louis La Fonda, the host of Newsreaders, with Alison Becker, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Wise, Dannah Phirman, and Andrea Savage serving as correspondents. The show has an impressive roster of guest stars lined up for its first season, including Katie Aselton, Ed Begley Jr., Lizzy Caplan, Garret Dillahunt, Dave Foley, Neil Flynn, Rachael Harris, Dennis Hayesbert, Tom Lennon, Joey McIntyre, Brian Posehn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Dan Rather, Brandon [...]

Children’s Hospital LA Wants Everyone to Know It Has Nothing to Do with Adult Swim’s ‘Childrens Hospital’

After a series of billboards and bus ads for Rob Corddry’s Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital were plastered up all over L.A., a real hospital called Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has, according to TMZ, received multiple complaints from people who didn’t know the TV show wasn’t affiliated with them (or that blood-covered clown doctors aren't a real thing and Henry Winkler – TV's The Fonz – doesn’t work there). Here’s the internal memo CHLA put out:

It has been brought to our attention that there is some confusion surrounding a series of area billboards and bus stop advertisements promoting the adult television show Childrens Hospital. Please be advised that [...]

'Suburgatory' Taps Malin Akerman to Play Tessa's Mom

Suburgatory is primarily about the relationship between a single-dad and his particularly precocious teenage daughter. Since our species (currently) demands both male and female genetic material, the viewer knew there had to be a mom out there somewhere. That mom will be Malin Akerman and is described as a singer-songwriter who's never been a part of Tessa's life. She'll appear in at least two episodes. Akerman's hiring comes after Erinn Hayes joined the cast of Guys With Kids and Rob Corddry was to cast as a guest star on Happy Endings and a reoccurring on Ben & Kate. Adding in the fact that Henry Winkler [...]

Talking to Martin Starr About 'NTSF:SD:SUV'! A Months-Old Update on the 'Party Down' Movie! A Bird Flies Into the Room!

Every comedy fan worth his or her salt knows Martin Starr. The guy’s been popping up in some of the best comedies going for over a decade now, from Freaks and Geeks to Knocked UpParty Down to Adventureland. Starr’s latest series, NTSF:SD:SUV, sees his hot streak continue. The 15-minute Adult Swim comedy returns for a second season this Thursday night, August 9th, at 12:15am (it’s technically Friday morning), following the season premiere of Childrens Hospital. I’ve seen a couple new NTSF episodes early because I’m a “journalist,” and I can assure you that Season 2 is just as funny and zany as Season 1, if not even better.

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Watch the Premiere of Adult Swim's 'Childrens Hospital' Spin-Off 'Newsreaders'

Adult Swim's new Childrens Hospital spin-off Newsreaders, a fake newsmagazine program hosted by Louis La Fonda (played by Mather Zickel), debuts this Thursday at midnight, but the network has uploaded the pilot to YouTube early in order to reel fans in. If you thought you'd never see Dan Rather and Brian Posehn on the same show, think again.

Someone Will Die on Tomorrow's 'Childrens Hospital' Finale

Here's a preview of Childrens Hospital's fourth season finale, entitled "Eulogy," in which one of the cast members dies. Or at least a cast member on the show-within-the-show (Childrens Hospital is really confusing). In the episode, fictional newsmagazine show Newsreaders (which is getting its own spinoff soon) looks back on the departed cast member's life, which should be really tough on the other actors within-the-show-within-the-show.

'SNL', 'Childrens Hospital', and More Win Creative Arts Emmys

The Creative Arts Emmys were this Saturday. Though mostly it was awards like "Best Light Mixing in a Reality Program," there were also some odds and ends of note. Childrens Hospital – yep, Childrens Hospital will now be known as "The Emmy Award-winning Childrens Hospital" – won for Outstanding Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Program. The Daily Show won for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series because they always win. Jimmy Fallon won the award for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series for his turn hosting SNL. SNL also won for the direction and camerawork on the Mick Jagger episode, and hairstyling for the Zooey Deschanel episode. (I guess [...]

'L'Hospital Des Enfants' Is Like 'Childrens Hospital' but Way Frenchier

This movie looks real good, you guys. Not The Real Boston Globe was right, it's "breathtaking." Seriously. It is. I am losing breaths. This clip has taken all of my breaths. No. More. Breaths. I am dea…

This 'Children's Hospital' Trailer Is Touching and Gross and Hilarious and Gross

You know what the real sad part of this video is? The fact that they probably got blood all over the juice and cookie table. That's the whole reason people give blood! "No free cookie – no blood," is the motto of the blood drive participant. Thanks a lot, Dr. Blake Downs.

SF Sketchfest's 2013 Lineup: 'Portlandia,' 'Childrens Hospital,' Stella, and Maya Rudolph Covering Prince

Long-running Bay Area comedy festival SF Sketchfest just announced its 2013 lineup, and it's pretty impressive roster that includes pretty much everybody in comedy. The event runs from January 24 to February 10, 2013, taking place in 26 different venues in San Francisco. Tickets ranging from $10 to $50 will go on sale at 10:00am PST this Sunday at www.sfsketchfest.com. The lineup is so good it should make any comedy fan who doesn't live near San Francisco go absolutely insane with envy. Highlights include:

  • Tributes to Portlandia and Childrens Hospital with the creators and cast
  • Michael Ian Black, David Wain and Michael Showalter reuniting to perform [...]

Adult Swim Renews Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV for Next Season

Adult Swim just announced it has picked up its 15-minute live-action comedies Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV for an additional year each. The shows are both in the midst of their current seasons, airing Thursday nights at midnight, but the new seasons – Childrens Hospital's fifth and NTSF's third – will debut sometime in 2013. This is good news for everyone except for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, who will probably have to issue a statement saying that their actual hospital wasn't picked up for a fifth season and is still a real hospital and not a TV show.

The Lost Roles Interview with Ken Marino

This Lost Roles is brought to you by Childrens Hospital, which airs on Adult Swim tonight, and every Thursday, at midnight. Watch it why don't you?

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and other projects that never made it to the screen. This week, I interviewed Ken Marino, star of the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital, the Yahoo! web series Burning Love, and an alumni of The State and Party Down. Marino was nice enough to chat about [...]

The Lost Roles Interview with Rob Huebel

Today's Lost Roles is brought to you by Childrens Hospital, which has its season premiere on Adult Swim tonight at midnight. If you're cool, you'll watch it.

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, I interviewed Rob Huebel, star of beloved comedy shows like Human Giant and Childrens Hospital (currently kicking off its fourth season) and movies like The Descendants and I Love You, Man. Huebel was nice enough to [...]