Newsreaders is a satire of the network television newsmagazine genre and explores the vital issues that actually don't affect us every day, from hard-hitting investigations to harder-hitting heartwarming profiles. The series was created by the creative team behind Childrens Hospital: executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, and David Wain, with former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart co-executive producer Jim Margolis acting as showrunner. 

Newsreaders aired on Adult Swim from 2013-2015.

"I hesitate to quote any more jokes, but Newsreaders is full of good ones—riffs on formula, weird character bits, pure absurdity... and with that Daily Show cred, Newsreaders naturally nails the form, fitting right in on Adult Swim’s shadow network." - The A.V. Club

"Newsreaders is jam-packed with great jokes, and the show's first two episodes find it full of potential." - Splitsider

"Newsreaders is hilarious. I started laughing in the first thirty seconds and the jokes didn’t stop till the very end." - My Entertainment World

Alison Becker | @thealisonbecker
Beth Dover | @BethDover1
Kumail Nanjiani | @kumailn
Randall Park | @parkrandall
Dannah Phirman | @DannahFunTimes
Alan Tudyk | @alan_tudyk
Ray Wise | @therealraywise

Rob Corddry | @robcorddry
Jim Margolis | @jimmargolis
Jonathan Stern
David Wain | @davidwain

Alison Becker and Beth Dover Talk Absurdity in Season Two of Newsreaders

By Liz Ohanesian (Paste) - 1/23/15

Xandra Dent knows how to make an impression. Earlier in this season of Newsreaders, the fictional reporter, played by Alison Becker (Parks and Recreation), traveled the world to learn the story behind the iPhone. As she hopped from country to country, the tech-savvy and culturally insensitive character turned up in a wide array of outrageous outfits. Becker says she’s a send up of G4-style TV reporting. There’s also a little Vice in there for good measure; fictional host Reagan Biscayne makes a reference to this at the end of the segment. It’s first-person reporting gone awry, and tech reporting that tries too hard to appeal to mainstream audiences. Also, it’s not real news. READ MORE


By Kyle Anderson (Entertainment Weekly) - 10/23/14

Considering the bland inanity of CNN and the state of mind that enhances Adult Swim, it's hard to delineate between the ''real'' news and the lethal satirical absurdity of NEWSREADERS. Hint: Only NEWSREADERS has the delightfully intense Ray Wise as an Andy Rooney-esque social-commentary curmudgeon. A- (Thursdays at Midnight on Adult Swim)


By Eric Goldman (IGN) - 9/30/14

The gang at Newsreaders is back, as Season 2 of the Adult Swim comedy debuts on October 23rd with returning cast members Alison Becker, Beth Dover, Dannah Phirman, and Ray Wise, and new host Alan Tudyk. READ MORE

Newsreaders season two has premiere date, new host, and Hasselhoff

By Erik Adams (AV Club) - 9/22/14

Newsreaders, the Childrens Hospital spin-off that does for 60 Minutes what Childrens Hospital does for Grey’s Anatomy, returns to Adult Swim this fall for a second season of fake news and faker reporters. READ MORE