Childrens Hospital Spinoff Coming To Adult Swim: Newsreaders!

By December 17, 2012

Ever wondered what would happen if 60 Minutes and Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy had a baby?

Wonder no more…THIS is Newsreaders.

Premiering January 17th at midnight on [adult swim], Newsreaders takes the television news magazine format and makes it their bitch by covering the stories that NOBODY else thinks are stories (they’re not) and are the one news magazine “with more gratutitous nudity than any other news magazine (outside of Newsjuggs, that is).”

Just like NTSF:SD:SUV before it, Newsreaders appeared on seasons 2 and 3 of the [adult swim] late night hit, Childrens Hospital and will have part of the same creative team behind it as CH. Creator/exec producers Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Jonathan Stern (The Ten, NTSF:SD:SUV), Jim Margolis (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and David Wain (Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer) are at the helm. And with Emmy Award-winning producer Jim Margolis (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) serving as showrunner, I has a feeling the snozzberries will STILL taste like snozzberries.

To quote Mr. Burns, “Eeeeeexcellent.”

Reprising his role made famous in The Ten and (of course) Childrens Hospital, Mather Zickel (Delocated, Rachel Getting Married) is back as the leader of the Newsreaders aka the handsome, charming and slightly psychopathic Louis La Fonda.

Asking the questions no one really wants to answer, Newsreaders will “explore the vital issues that actually don’t affect us every day, from hard-hitting investigations to harder-hitting heartwarming profiles.”

I know what you’re thinking: “Will all the Newsreaders be as crazy and charming as La Fonda?”

Well, guess what? I asked star Mather Zickel this very question and he says “Charming, yes.  We have a crack team of sexy sexy journalists who know how to massage open a story and penetrate the meat of the matter. I’m not sure I understand the crazy part of the question.  Unless you are talking crazy hot, then, yes again.”

Get a taste for yourself, then we’ll return after these messages.


The first season of Newsreaders should be a doozy as the guest star roster is a who’s who of the awesome world that includes Katie Aselton (The League), Ed Begley, Jr (St Elsewhere), Dave Foley (Kids In The Hall, Newsradio), Dennis Haysbert (Major League, 24), Joey McIntyre (New Kids On The Block), Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Lizzy Caplan (Party Down), and Dan Rather (yes, THAT Dan Rather).

pictured: guest star Ed Begley, Jr and star Mather Zickel

And if you’re wondering what exactly to expect from Newsreaders, Zickel replied with “Hard hitting double fisted coverage of the issues that people never knew they gave a shit about.”

Well put.

Newsreaders is gonna be amazing but you’re gonna have to wait a few more weeks (It’s killing me too, Smalls. Trust me) until their debut on Thursday, Jan 17th at midnight (EST/PST) but in the MEANTIME you can keep up with goings on by joining them on Facebook AND for hard hitting tweets of the hilarious kind, you can follow Louis La Fonda himself on Twitter!

Until then…this is Crix Lee signing off.

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Cricket Lee
Star Wars fangirl. Named Best Kisser by Time Magazine. CEO/Host: Girl Gamer; host of Gecken: GeekNation; writer: Dread Central. You'll have a crush on me soon. Vote Quimby. Twitter: @crixlee