Adult Swim has given a straight-to-series order to a spinoff of one of its shows, Deadline.com reports. The new program is "Newsreaders," a spinoff of "Childrens Hospital."
The show is a parody of the newsmagazine format based on material that aired as part of “Childrens Hospital” during seasons two and three, the story says. The show was created by "Childrens Hospital" executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain.
Mather Zickel, who played the “Newsreaders” anchor on “Childrens Hospital,” will return to play the role on the new series as well.
“Childrens Hospital” originated as a Web series in 2008, with Adult Swim airing it starting in 2010.