06-03-2011 10:06 PM - edited 07-23-2011 09:36 PM
from an interview with Rob Corddry:
You also play Cutter Spindell, an actor playing the character of Dr. Blake Downs. Will we see more of the fictitious Childrens Hospital cast this season? What do you like about creating this alternate reality?
Yeah, that’s the most fun for me. And that’s a continuity and a reality that we don’t break. I really love—I’m a big fan of comic books, and I really love universes. I love that we’re sort of building this universe where these characters who play the characters live. We’re definitely going to expand that, too. We just got a spin-off picked up, and while the ink is still drying … I can’t say what it is. But it will definitely be a spin-off that will explore that side of Childrens Hospital, the world surrounding it.
Full interview here http://www.tv.com/story/25983.html
What do people think of this news?
06-03-2011 10:30 PM
06-03-2011 11:14 PM
I'm curious to see this if this goes anywhere - and why doesn't AS also pick up Blake Downs, M.D - I mean critics are saying "This show will never get cancelled" - I mean, how could they lose?
06-08-2011 02:42 AM
It would be nice if he was a fan of anime instead.
07-23-2011 08:14 AM
But we’re starting to write season four right now. And we just got a spinoff picked up called News Readers. So we’re starting to think about that, too.
so says Rob Corddry
07-23-2011 03:18 PM
07-23-2011 07:27 PM
03-02-2012 09:10 PM
Here's a little update on where News Readers is at from David Wain:
"But then we also have another show that we’re starting to shoot in the spring that will be on Adult Swim called News Readers, which is a spin-off of Children’s Hospital."
So......maybe News Readers will premiere near the end of the year?
03-05-2012 02:00 AM
Knowing Adult Swim, I'll take the over.
You should bet on it.
05-16-2012 07:27 PM
Official greenlight article activate:
Adult Swim has given straight-to-series order to Newsreaders, a spinoff of the network’s hit comedy series Childrens Hospital. Based on the “Newsreaders” episodes of Childrens Hospitalthat aired during seasons two and three,Newsreaders is a satire of the network television newsmagazine genre and explores the vital issues that actually don’t affect us every day, from hard-hitting investigations to harder-hitting heartwarming profiles. The series was created by the creative team behind Childrens Hospital: executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain.
Jim Margolis, former co-executive producer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, has come on board to serve as showrunner and develop Newsreaders with Corddry, Stern and Wain. Production on the new series is set to begin in the summer. Newsreaders is produced by Stern’s Abominable Pictures and Warner Bros TV’s Studio 2.0.
Mather Zickel, who played Newsreaders anchor Louis La Fonda on Childrens Hospital, is set to reprise his role on the spinoff series. He is with Abrams Artists and attorney Lev Ginsburg.
In addition to his stint on Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning Daily Show, Margolis has a traditional newsmagazine experience — he worked as a producer for Lesley Stahl on CBS’ venerable 60 Minutes, whose style Newsreaders emulates. (Below is last fall’s Newsreaders episode of Childrens Hospital). Corddry and Wain are with WME and Principato-Young, Margolis and Stern with Principato-Young.
06-09-2012 01:03 AM
I found the newsreaders episodes to be a bit underwhelming compared to the others (seemed like forced attempts at meta humour) but it could be good.
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