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[01/31/14 - 08:50 AM]
Adult Swim Kicks Off Production on Season Two of "Newsreaders" - Alan Tudyk Joins Series as New Host
The new series will also feature returning cast members Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Dannah Phirman and Ray Wise.

[via press release from Adult Swim]

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.





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[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.