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[08/16/11 - 04:12 PM]
The Healing Power of Laughter Continues as Adult Swim Announces Season 4 Pickup of Acclaimed Comedy "Childrens Hospital"
"I'm very pleased and honored by this announcement," said Rob Corddry. "I'm also very surprised, given that I write this show when I'm very, very drunk."

[via press release from Adult Swim]

The Healing Power of Laughter Continues as Adult Swim Announces Season 4 Pickup of Acclaimed Comedy "Childrens Hospital"

All-Star Cast Returns with Creator and Star Rob Corddry, Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler

Adult Swim announced today that it has picked up a fourth season of Childrens Hospital, the irreverent, satirical comedy series created by and starring Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart). Adult Swim has ordered 14 new episodes for premiere in 2012, and principal photography will begin later this year on the hit comedy from Corddry and fellow executive producers/writers Jonathan Stern (producer of The Ten and NTSF:SD:SUV::) and David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, the upcoming Wanderlust).

Currently in its third season (the show's first season premiered as a digital series on TheWB.com), Childrens Hospital airs on Adult Swim Thursday nights at midnight (ET/PT). For the last 10 weeks, the series has ranked #1 in its time period versus all television programming among adults 18-34, 18-49 and 18-24. The acclaimed program was honored as the best Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series at the inaugural Comedy Awards, the first multi-network event honoring outstanding achievements in the art of being funny, with the winners selected by a voting body consisting of some of the comedy community's most accomplished professionals.

Produced by Abominable Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Television, Childrens Hospital is based on the Webby Award-winning digital series that debuted on TheWB.com in 2008 and quickly became a Web hit with its twisted take on network medical dramas like Grey's Anatomy and House.

"I'm very pleased and honored by this announcement," said Corddry. "I'm also very surprised, given that I write this show when I'm very, very drunk. Season four promises to be a cry for help."

"And people wonder why our economy is a mess," said Stern.

Wain added, "With this renewal, the network is acknowledging what most Americans already know: Childrens Hospital is no mere TV show - it's the fuel that powers our spirits, the ultimate story of humankind. As The New York Times said, 'Move over Shakespeare - Childrens Hospital is the real classic!'"*

(*loosely paraphrased from this actual New York Times quote: "The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear, directed by David Farr, can be strongly recommended for hypersensitive souls.")

In season 4, Corddry will once again be joined by an ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Malin Akerman (The Proposal, the upcoming Wanderlust), Lake Bell (How to Make It in America, No Strings Attached), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood, Worst Week), Rob Huebel (I Love You, Man; Human Giant), Ken Marino (Party Down, the upcoming Wanderlust), two-time Emmy(R) winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Party Down) and Henry Winkler (Arrested Development, Happy Days).

Childrens Hospital explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick people. Along with the all-star cast, guest stars have included Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere, Arrested Development), Lizzy Caplan (Party Down, True Blood), Michael Cera (Juno, Arrested Development), John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rachael Harris (The Hangover, Reno 911!), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Oz), Kerri Kenney-Silver (Reno 911!, The State), Nick Kroll (The League, Worst Week), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Jordan Peele (MADtv), Marion Ross (Happy Days), Will Sasso (MADtv, Less Than Perfect), Paul Scheer (The League, NTSF:SD:SUV::), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), Kurtwood Smith (That '70s Show, Worst Week), Abigail Spencer (Mad Men, Angela's Eyes), Martin Starr (Party Down, NTSF:SD:SUV::), David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, the upcoming Wanderlust), Matt Walsh (Reno 911!, Upright Citizens Brigade) and Marlon Wayans (the Scary Movie films).

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 nearly 30 series, with at least three shows on each of the five broadcast networks, in addition to cable's 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 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 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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