Adult Swim Announces Renewal of "Newsreaders" Season Two to Premiere in 2014
Adult Swim announced today the season two pickup of Newsreaders, an absurd take on the television newsmagazine, from the creative team behind the two-time Emmy(R)-winning series Childrens Hospital. Production on the new season begins in Los Angeles, CA in January 2014.
Reacting to the news of the second season pickup, the producers released the following statement:
"We are proud and humbled to be the most-watched news show* on cable television."
Across its first season, the Adult Swim original series ranked #1 in its time period (Thursday nights at Midnight) among targeted men 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49. New episodes of Newsreaders as a whole out-performed its nearest basic cable competition among young adults & men by significant double and triple digits.
Newsreaders was created by Emmy(R)-winning executive producers Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Jonathan Stern (Burning Love; NTSF:SD:SUV::) and David Wain (Role Models, Wet Hot American Summer), with Emmy(R)-winning producer Jim Margolis (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) serving as showrunner. The series is from Abominable Pictures and Warner Bros. Television Group's digital venture Studio 2.0, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Television.
Season one featured cast regulars Mather Zickel, Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Kumail Nanjiani, Dannah Phirman, and Ray Wise, with a strong roster of guest stars including Conan O'Brien, Dennis Haysbert, Joey McIntyre, Dave Foley, Ed Begley Jr., Dan Rather, Jane Seymour, Lizzy Caplan, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Brandon Routh.
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 shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families, and is seen in 99.4 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.
*with many exceptions.