"Children’s Hospital," the very funny Web series that parodies TV hospital shows such as "Grey’s Anatomy," has been picked up by a cable network, Variety reports.
The series, from "Daily Show" alum Rob Corrdry, who also stars in the series, has been picked up by the Cartoon Network for its nightly Adult Swim block of programming. "Children’s Hospital" is live action, not animated.
According to Variety, Adult Swim "has picked up the show’s Web run — 10 episodes at five minutes each — and has ordered a second season of 12 new episodes (at an extended 11 minutes each) to run next year."
Furthermore the article says that "Adult Swim will combine the 10 existing five-minute segs to make five quarter-hour episodes, followed by the 12 new segs (for 17 all together)." "Children’s Hospital" originally ran on TheWB.com.
As part of Corddry’s overall deal with Warner Bros. he will also make a new TV pilot. In that pilot, which will be shopped to the networks after it’s shot, Corddry will play the dad in what is promised to be a parody of the family sitcom genre, Variety reports.
–Elizabeth Jensen and Chuck Ross