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
Original run January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) – present
Chronology
Related shows Childrens Hospital
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 and stars Mather Zickel as Louis LaFonda, the host of the fictional news magazine Newsreaders. The series premiered January 17, 2013.[1] It has been renewed for a second season.[2]

Cast[edit]

Hosts:

Correspondents:

Commentator:

Guest appearances include Katie Aselton, Ed Begley Jr., Lizzy Caplan, Garret Dillahunt, Dave Foley, Rachael Harris, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Lennon, Joey McIntyre, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Andrea Savage, Dan Rather, Brandon Routh, and Jane Seymour.[1]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

# Total 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 Akerman, 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]
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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ostrow, Joanne (December 12, 2012). "Adult Swim parodies TV newsmags with “Newsreaders”". The Denver Post. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Evans, Bradford (September 20, 2013). "Adult Swim Renews 'Newsreaders' for Season 2". Splitsider. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  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. 

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