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'Newsreaders' to Parody Newsmagazines



Mather Zickel stars as host Louis La Fonda in the Adult Swim series, premiering Thursday, January 17.



"Newsreaders" (TV show) cast member Mather Zickel
Newsreaders (TV show) cast member Mather ZickelDecember 12, 2012

Mather Zickel in "Man Up"
Mather Zickel in "Man Up"
Mather Zickel in "Man Up"
Mather Zickel in "Man Up"
Adult Swim announced today that "Newsreaders," a new series from the creative team that brought you the Emmy Award-winning comedy "Childrens Hospital," will premiere on Thursday, January 17th at midnight (ET/PT).

"Newsreaders" is an absurd take on the television news magazine format, a show that goes behind the stories nobody else thinks are stories — because they're not. "Newsreaders" is the newsmagazine with more gratuitous nudity than any other newsmagazine.*



*Except for Newsjuggs.

Starring Mather Zickel as host Louis La Fonda, in its premiere season "Newsreaders" will also feature guest stars Katie Aselton, Ed Begley Jr., Lizzy Caplan, Garret Dillahunt, Dave Foley, Rachel Harris, Dennis Hayesbert, Tom Lennon, Joey McIntyre, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Dan Rather, Brandon Routh, and Jane Seymour.

Created by "Childrens Hospital" executive producers Rob Corddry ("Hot Tub Time Machine," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"), Jonathan Stern ("The Ten," "NTSF:SD:SUV"::) and David Wain ("Role Models," "Wet Hot American Summer"), with Emmy Award-winning producer Jim Margolis ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") serving as show-runner, "Newsreaders" will explore the vital issues that actually don't affect us every day, from hard-hitting investigations to harder-hitting heartwarming profiles. The series is produced by Abominable Pictures and Warner Bros. Television Group's Studio 2.0.
 
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