12 items from 2013
Adult Swim announced yesterday that the Childrens Hospital spinoff Newsreaders is returning to the network. A second-season pickup had been rumored for a while, but it’s official now, with plans in place to begin shooting in January. No premiere date has been set, but we can only hope that Ray Wise’s Skip Reming will be featured prominently in the new episodes. The 15-minute show debuted last January and did well, or to put it in Deadline terms, “was No. 1 in its time slot in key young men demos.” If it’s one thing young men love, it »
Newsreaders spoofs newsmagazines and performs extrememly well for the cable channel in the young male demo. The series was created by the Childrens Hospital executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, with Jim Margolis as showrunner.
What do you think? Do you like watching this show? Do you like the length of the episodes or would you like to see it expanded to a half-hour shop? »
Exclusive: Adult Swim has officially renewed its quarter-hour series Newsreaders for a second season, with production set to begin in La in January. The Childrens Hospital offshoot, which lampoons the newsmagazine genre, was No. 1 in its time slot in key young men demos during its first season, and it had been rumored for a second-season pickup. Created by the Childrens Hospital team of executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, with Jim Margolis serving as showrunner, the series is from Abominable Pictures and Warner Bros TV Group’s digital venture Studio 2.0. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
During the writers’ strike of yonder year, comedian/actor Rob Corddry (The Daily Show, Hot Tub Time Machine) penned a webseries by the name of Childrens Hopsital. Fast forward to 2013 and it is now into its fifth season on Adult Swim, a cult hit and one of the highest rated shows on NetFlix. And no, that is not a grammatical error- I meant Childrens.
A satirical comedy that pokes fun at everything from ER to House to Grey’s Anatomy- and a keen eyed viewer will note that Childrens bares a striking resemblance to Sacred Heart, it is a show radically different from anything else on television in that it discards all pretense of trying to be serious and believable, or even plausible. It’s just a show full of jokes with a hospital in the background.
The titular name refers to the surname of Arthur Childrens, a Ghost spirit »
Comic-Con released their full schedule of events and panels for for Friday, July 19th! It looks like another great day at the event, and we're excited to be there to cover as much as we can for you!
Friday will include panels for The World's End, Kick-Ass 2, Riddick, The Walking Dead, "DC Comics Justice League: Trinity War", Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Game of Thrones, "Marvel: Cup O' Joe," Robocop, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Veronica Mars, Robot Chicken, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and more!
To see the full panel and event line-up, click here. Below you'll find a few noteworthy panels. Stay tuned for all your Comic-Con awesomeness!
Friday, July 19
- Joey Paur
In case you missed it, click here to see Thursday’s schedule and below you’ll see Friday’s TV and movie highlights. For more info and the complete schedule head over to the official Comic-Con site.
10:00am-11:00am, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Cartoon Network: Regular Show: Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular? »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Comic-Con International has announced the schedule for the second day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Friday, July 18. You can clickHere to check out the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels right here. Take a look at what this day has to offer.
Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular? Yeeeeeeeeuh you do! Check out exclusive content and get the inside scoop on your favorite slackers and some of their closest friends. The panel features: Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel (voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (voice of Rigby), Sam Marin (voice of Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man), Sean Szeles (supervising director), Matt Price (writer), and storyboard artists Toby Jones and Calvin Wong. Part of the back-to-back Regular Show/Adventure Time Panel Extravaganza, »
While it’s not typically in our purview, Adult Swim features many talents familiar to the genre fan club, and from the sound of it, they have a lot going on at the Con this year. Read on for the details!
This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will be bringing even more entertainment, celebrities and one-of-a-kind fan experiences to their adoring fans. Adult Swim programming panels run from Thursday to Saturday, featuring creators, producers and actors from fan favorites The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, Ntsf:sd:suv::, Robot Chicken, Aqua TV Show Show, Squidbillies, The Eric Andre Show, The Heart, She Holler, China, Il, and sneak peeks of several new and upcoming series such as Rick and Morty, Hot Package, King Star King, and Mr. Pickles. Adult Swim stars on hand will include Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, Eric Andre, »
- Andy Greene
Rob Corddry has been tapped as the lead in Spy, ABC‘s single-camera comedy pilot based on the 2011 Sky 1 comedy produced by Hat Trick Prods. Spy centers on Tim (Corddry), a well intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son, who also happens to be his complete opposite, who inadvertently takes a job at the Secret Service in order to prove himself a worthy father. On the British series, the role is played by Darren Boyd. Corddry’s casting is in conjunction with an overall deal he has signed with ABC. The original series’ creator Simeon Goulden wrote the U.S. version, produced by ABC Studios and Hat Trick and executive produced by Goulden and Hat Trick’s Jimmy Mulville. Corddry, creator/exec producer/star of Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, which won an Emmy in September, also created and exec produces Adult Swim’s new series Newsreaders. As an actor, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Raising Hope is planning a big My Name is Earl reunion, TVLine reports. Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee and Eddie Steeples will all reprise their regular Earl roles and Nadine Velaquez will play a party supply store employee.
Still looking for a show to capitalize on The Hunger Games like The Vampire Diaries did with Twilight, the CW is filming a new pilot for the post-apocalyptic romance The Selection. The network also ordered a pilot from Supernatural producer Sera Gamble, Company Town about a Virginia »
Last night's premiere of Newsreaders had loads of familiar faces, including Brian Posehn, Missi Pyle, Mather Zickel, and Ray Wise. But the Children's Hospital sorta-spinoff had one surprising guest star: Mad Men's Ken Cosgrove himself, Mr. Aaron Staton. Staton played a grody yet enterprising college student who gets involved in a sex-van porn scheme that turns out to be the work of the American auto industry. (It make sense in context.) Long hair and vocal intonations right out of Jarret's Room really disguise a guy! Come back soon, Ken. We miss your short stories. »
- Margaret Lyons
Newsreaders premieres Thursday, January 17th at Midnight (Et, Pt) on Adult Swim. Adult Swim.s Newsreaders is a spinoff of the Adult Swim show Children.s Hospital, as it follows a news magazine dealing with the tough issues that the country faces today. Newsreaders is the child of Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain and stars Mather Zickel as the un-pc correct host Louis La Fonda. The series boasts an impressive list of guest stars for it.s first season, including Katie Aselton, Ed Begley Jr., Lizzy Caplan and more. Check out the Newsreaders trailer below and be sure to tune in on Jan. 17 at midnight to catch the show.s premiere on Adult Swim. .Jr. Newsreaders. »
- April MacIntyre
12 items from 2013
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