NEWSREADERS GOES HARD IN SEASON TWO LIKE, REALLY HARD
Monday, September 22, 2014
New Episodes of the Comedy Series Premiere Thursday, October 23rd at Midnight ET/PT
on Adult Swim
Adult Swim announced today the return of Newsreaders, the irreverent television newsmagazine series from the creative team behind the Emmy®-award winning Childrens Hospital. Premiering Thursday, October 23rd at Midnight (ET/PT), season two features returning cast members Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Dannah Phirman, and Ray Wise, with new host Alan Tudyk.
Season two of Newsreaders is filled with exciting guest stars including Scott Adsit, Malin Akerman, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jenna Fischer, Rob Huebel, Tom Lennon, Randall Park, Danny Pudi, Rob Riggle, Martin Starr, and James Urbaniak, with David Hasselhoff kicking things off in the premiere episode.
The series is created and executive produced by Emmy®-winning executive producers Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, Burning Love) and David Wain (Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer), with Emmy®-winning producer Jim Margolis (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) serving as show runner and executive producer.
Newsreaders, which satirizes the television newsmagazine format, will continue to bring viewers inspiring and thought-provoking stories that are neither of those things. From motor-boating dads to alien abductions, “GoNadz” for your vehicle to go-to cures for jellyfish stings, Newsreaders has the stories that literally will change the face of America. Literally.
The series is produced by Abominable Pictures and Studio 2.0, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Television.
Studio 2.0 is a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group. Known for granting creators broad creative latitude with minimal editorial involvement from executives, Studio 2.0 produces and distributes distinctive shortform live-action and animated series from the Television Group’s established and up-and-coming talent. Its series include the Emmy®-winning comedy Childrens Hospital and its spinoff Newsreaders, both for Adult Swim, as well as the comedy Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts, for Maker Studios’ Nacho Punch comedy hub on YouTube.
Warner Bros. Television (WBTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s most respected providers of original content, producing award-winning drama and comedy series for both broadcast network television and cable. WBTV is currently producing and distributing more than 30 series, with multiple shows on each of the five broadcast networks, in addition to cable’s HBO, TNT, Adult Swim and Showtime.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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