Newsreaders

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Newsreaders
Newsreaders.jpg
Newsreaders title card
Genre Sitcom
Created by Rob Corddry
Jonathan Stern
David Wain
Starring Mather Zickel
Dannah Phirman
Kumail Nanjiani
Beth Dover
Ray Wise
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jim Margolis
Rob Corddry
Jonathan Stern
David Wain
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 15 minutes
Production company(s) Abominable Pictures
Warner Bros. Television
Broadcast
Original channel Adult Swim
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original run January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)  – present
Chronology
Related shows Childrens Hospital
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External links
Official website

Newsreaders is a quarter-hour format American television comedy that lampoons the news magazine genre. The series is a spinoff of the Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital, presented as the fictional news magazine Newsreaders. The series premiered January 17, 2013.[1] It has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere on October 23, 2014.[2]

Cast[edit]

Hosts:

Correspondents:

Commentator:

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Auto Erotic" Jim Margolis Jim Margolis January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) 104 1.51[3]
Guest stars: Missi Pyle, Brian Posehn, Aaron Staton, Dan Rather
2 2 "Hedge Fun" Jim Margolis Rachel Axler January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24) 109 1.59[4]
Guest stars: Brandon Routh, Lizzy Caplan, Dan Rather, Warren G
3 3 "Hair Razing" Rhys Thomas Jim Margolis January 31, 2013 (2013-01-31) 102 1.61[5]
Guest stars: Dan Bakkedahl, Deanna Russo, Andrea Savage, Malin Åkerman, Lake Bell, Henry Winkler
4 4 "CCSI/Boston" Joe Burke
Rhys Thomas
Paul Scheer
Rob Corddry & Jason Reich
February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) 107 1.53[6]
Guest stars: Katie Aselton, Garret Dillahunt, Patrick Fischler, Dennis Haysbert, Kerri Kenney, Joey McIntyre, Dan Rather
5 5 "Gay Camp" Osmany Rodriguez & Matt Villines Michael Showalter February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14) 108 1.61[7]
6 6 "Fit Town, Fat Town" Joe Burke Jim Margolis February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21) 103 1.66[8]
Guest stars: Reid Ewing, Toby Huss, Thomas Lennon, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Dan Rather
7 7 "Unborn Again" Joe Burke Jim Margolis February 28, 2013 (2013-02-28) 105 1.45[9]
Guest stars: Ed Begley, Jr., Josh Meyers, Jane Seymour
8 8 "31-Up" Rhys Thomas Jonathan Stern March 7, 2013 (2013-03-07) 106 1.60[10]
Guest stars: Dave Foley, Keir Gilchrist, Rachael Harris
9 9 "Epic Fail" Osmany Rodriguez & Matt Villines Rob Corddry & Jason Reich
John Aboud & Michael Colton
March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14) 101 1.60[11]

Skip Reming reports on airport security after 9/11, and Xandra Dent investigates the real intentions of hospital machines.

Guest star: Neil Flynn
10 10 "Jr. Newsreaders" Osmany Rodriguez & Matt Villines Wyatt Cenac March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21) 110 1.49[12]
Guest Stars: Robert Clendenin, Conan O'Brien, Kate Walsh

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

Newsreaders has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere on October 23, 2014.[2]

Guest appearances include Randall Park (as correspondent Clavis Kim), Billy Ray Cyrus, Malin Åkerman, Rob Huebel (as fictional Childrens Hospital star Rob Huebel), Rob Riggle, Martin Starr, James Urbaniak, Tom Lennon, Danny Pudi, Scott Adsit, Jenna Fischer, Mel Cowan, Ryan Hansen, Marc Evan Jackson, Steve Little, Harold Perrineau, the Sklar Brothers, David Wain, and David Hasselhoff.[13][14]

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11 1 October 23, 2014 (2014-10-23)
Guest star: David Hasselhoff[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (December 12, 2012). "Adult Swim parodies TV newsmags with “Newsreaders”". The Denver Post. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Adams, Erik (September 22, 2014). "Exclusive: Newsreaders season two has premiere date, new host, and Hasselhoff". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 18, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Wins Night + 'Buckwild', 'Suits', 'Oprah's Next Chapter', 'Archer' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 25, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Buckwild' Wins Night, 'Suits', 'Archer', 'Beyond Scared Straight', 'King of the Nerds' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 1, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Buckwild' Wins Again, + 'Archer', 'Suits', 'The Daily Show', 'King of the Nerds' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 8, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings:'Buckwild' Wins Night, 'Suits', 'Archer', 'Impractical Jokers', 'King of the Nerds' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 15, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Beats NBA Basketball + 'Suits', 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters', 'Impractical Jokers' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 22, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night, 'Archer', 'Suits', 'Impractical Jokers','King of the Nerds', 'Project Runway' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 1, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night + 'Archer', NBA Basketball, 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters' 'King of the Nerds' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 8, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night, NBA Basketball, 'Archer', 'Project Runway', 'Ridiculousness', 'Anger Management', 'King of the Nerds' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 15, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night + 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters', 'Ridiculousness', 'Archer' NBA Basketball & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 22, 2013). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night,'NCAA Basketball Tournament', 'Archer', 'Ridiculousness', 'Project Runway' & More". Zap2it. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Newsreaders goes hard in season two — like, really hard". 22 September 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Newsreaders - Season 2 Trailer (Trailer). IGN. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 

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