via press release:
Adult Swim Kicks Off Production on Season Two of “Newsreaders”
Alan Tudyk Joins Series as New Host
Newsreaders, Adult Swim’s absurd take on the television news magazine, is currently in production on season two in Los Angeles. From the creative team behind the multiple Emmy(R)-winning Childrens Hospital, the series will feature returning cast members Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Dannah Phirman, and Ray Wise, with new host Alan Tudyk.
Created by two-time Emmy(R)-winning executive producers Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, Burning Love; NTSF:SD:SUV::) and David Wain (Childrens Hospital, Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer), with Emmy(R)-winning producer Jim Margolis (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) serving as showrunner, Newsreaders will continue to bring viewers inspiring and thought provoking stories that are neither of those things. The series is produced by Abominable Pictures and Warner Bros. Television Group’s Studio 2.0, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Television.
Across its first season, the Adult Swim original series ranked #1 in its time period (Thursday nights at Midnight) among targeted men 12-18, 18-34 and 18-49. New episodes of Newsreaders as a whole out-performed its nearest basic cable competition among young adults and men by significant double and triple digits.
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(R)-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 9 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.