Newsreaders (2013–2015)


Newsreaders (TV Series 2013–2015)

From the team behind Adult Swim's Emmy Award®-winning comedy, Childrens Hospital, 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.
IMDb   7.3 /10
TheMovieDb    7.3 /10
Creator Rob Corddry
Creator Jonathan Stern
Creator David Wain
Release Date2013-01-17
GenreComedy, News
Content Rating
CompanyAbominable Pictures
Skip Reming 19 episodes, 2013-2015
Reagan Biscayne 14 episodes, 2014-2015
Amir Larussa 11 episodes, 2013-2015
Louis La Fonda 10 episodes, 2013


Newsreaders is an American television comedy that aired on Cartoon Network's late night programming block Adult Swim. Newsreaders is a spin-off of Childrens Hospital, presented as the fictional television news magazine program Newsreaders. The series premiered January 17, 2013 and ended on February 13, 2015, with a total of 24 episodes over the course of two seasons.



  • Alan Tudyk as Reagan Biscayne (season 2)
  • Mather Zickel as Louis LaFonda (season 1)


  • Dannah Phirman as Narge Hemingway
  • Beth Dover as Sadee Deenus
  • Alison Becker as Xandra Dent
  • Kumail Nanjiani as Amir Larussa
  • Randall Park as Clavis Kim (season 2)


  • Ray Wise as Skip Reming
  • David Wain as Jim Davidson (season 2)


Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110January 17, 2013March 21, 2013
214October 23, 2014February 13, 2015

Season 1 (2013)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
US viewers
11"Auto Erotic"Jim MargolisJim MargolisJanuary 17, 20131041.51
Guest stars: Missi Pyle, Brian Posehn, Aaron Staton, Dan Rather
22"Hedge Fun"Jim MargolisRachel AxlerJanuary 24, 20131091.59
Guest stars: Brandon Routh, Lizzy Caplan, Dan Rather, Warren G
33"Hair Razing"Rhys ThomasJim MargolisJanuary 31, 20131021.61
Guest stars: Dan Bakkedahl, Deanna Russo, Andrea Savage, Malin Åkerman, Lake Bell, Henry Winkler
44"CCSI/Boston"Joe Burke
Rhys Thomas
Paul Scheer
Rob Corddry & Jason Reich
February 7, 20131071.53
Guest stars: Katie Aselton, Garret Dillahunt, Patrick Fischler, Dennis Haysbert, Kerri Kenney, Joey McIntyre, Dan Rather
55"Gay Camp"Osmany Rodriguez & Matt VillinesMichael ShowalterFebruary 14, 20131081.61
66"Fit Town, Fat Town"Joe BurkeJim MargolisFebruary 21, 20131031.66
Guest stars: Reid Ewing, Toby Huss, Thomas Lennon, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Dan Rather
77"Unborn Again"Joe BurkeJim MargolisFebruary 28, 20131051.45
Guest stars: Ed Begley Jr., Josh Meyers, Jane Seymour
88"31-Up"Rhys ThomasJonathan SternMarch 7, 20131061.60
Guest stars: Dave Foley, Keir Gilchrist, Rachael Harris
99"Epic Fail"Osmany Rodriguez & Matt VillinesRob Corddry & Jason Reich
John Aboud & Michael Colton
March 14, 20131011.60

Skip Reming reports on airport security after 9/11, and Xandra Dent investigates the real intentions of hospital machines.

Guest star: Neil Flynn
1010"Jr. Newsreaders"Osmany Rodriguez & Matt VillinesWyatt CenacMarch 21, 20131101.49
Guest Stars: Bob Clendenin, Piper Mackenzie Harris, Conan O'Brien, Kate Walsh

Season 2 (2014–15)

Guest appearances in season two include Randall Park (as correspondent Clavis Kim), Billy Ray Cyrus, Malin Åkerman, Rob Huebel (as fictional Childrens Hospital star Rob Heubel), Rob Riggle, Martin Starr, James Urbaniak, Tom Lennon, Danny Pudi, Scott Adsit, Jenna Fischer, Mel Cowan, Ryan Hansen, Marc Evan Jackson, Steve Little, Harold Perrineau, the Sklar Brothers, David Wain, and David Hasselhoff.

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
111"F-Dancing, Are You Decent?"Alex Fernie and Jim MargolisKevin Kataoka and Jim MargolisOctober 23, 2014
Amir LaRussa looks at a new dance trend that has school officials threatening to cancel the prom. And are you a racist? Clavis Kim answers that question. Guest star: David Hasselhoff
122"Motorboating Dads; The Negative $100,000 Question"Alex Fernie and Paul ScheerSam Sklaver and Tim NeenanOctober 30, 2014
Sadee Deenus looks at a controversial new parenting trend and Reagan Biscayne exposes the dirty secrets of television game shows. Guest stars: Marc Evan Jackson; Rob Huebel; David Krumholtz; Jay Thomas
133"The Journey of an iPhone; Restaurant Plague"Alex Fernie and Jim MargolisRob Corddry and Kevin KataokaNovember 6, 2014
Xandra Dent traces the path the iPhone takes from mines to your pocket and Amir LaRussa reports on a hot new kind of theme restaurant. Guest stars: Matthew Atkinson; Jerry Minor; Tim de Zarn
144"Roswell, New Mexico; Skip Goes to a Wedding"Alex Fernie and Jim MargolisTim Neenan and Sam SklaverNovember 20, 2014
Sadee Deenus travels to the alien capital of the world and finds some surprises. Skip Reming goes to a wedding and also finds some surprises. Guest stars: John Ross Bowie; Brian Huskey; Seth Morris
155"Headless Football Player; Identity Thief"Alex Fernie and Paul ScheerJim Margolis and William SavageNovember 27, 2014
Reagan Biscayne profiles a young athlete who overcame a rare disability to realize his dream, and Sadee Deenus meets an identity thief with a thick Russian accent and a huge problem. Guest stars: Craig Cackowski; Jon Daly
166"Go Nadz; Talkin' News"Alex Fernie and Jim MargolisSam SklaverDecember 4, 2014
Narge Hemingway investigates a controversy in the competitive world of car genitalia. Skip Reming and Rob Riggle chat with Childrens Hospitals' Ingrid Hagerstown. Guest stars: Rob Riggle; Malin Åkerman; Dave Holmes
177"Strip Club Exposé; Long Lost Twins"Alex Fernie and Jim MargolisJon Stern and Rob Corddry & Jim MargolisDecember 11, 2014
The news crew go undercover to reveal the truth and lies inside a strip club. Also, lifelong friends discover they're twins who were separated at birth. Guest stars: Diora Baird; Jason Sklar; Randy Sklar
188"America's Unknown President; Reporter on House Arrest"Alex Fernie and Jim MargolisMichael Showalter and Rob CorddryDecember 18, 2014
Reagan Biscayne looks at a new documentary about an American President forgotten by the history books. Also, what happens when a Newsreaders reporter can't leave her house? Guest stars: Thomas Lennon; Billy Ray Cyrus; Martin Starr; Liz Cackowski
199"A Billionaire Goes to Hell; Sitcom Family"Alex Fernie and David WainKevin Kataoka & Tim Neenan and Rachel AxlerJanuary 9, 2015
Take a look at billionaire adventurer Reese Ballard's latest improbable quest and then go behind the scenes with America's favorite sitcom family, "The Jordans." Guest stars: Ryan Hansen; Michael McDonald
2010"Band Names-R-Us; Put Me in Coach"Jim Margolis and Paul ScheerRob Corddry & Jim Margolis and Sam SklaverJanuary 16, 2015
Clavis Kim explores the lucrative world of coming up with names for rock bands. Sadee Deenus profiles a football coach who is revolutionizing his sport. Guest stars: David Hasselhoff; Ian Roberts; Howard Kremer; Armen Weitzman
2111"How the Sausage Is Made; Lottery Winners Lose"Alex Fernie and Paul ScheerWilliam Savage and Lauren CaltagironeJanuary 23, 2015
Xandra Dent explores a company that is revolutionizing how sausage is made and Reagan Biscayne meets a lottery winner who makes him really, really angry. Guest stars: Danny Pudi; Kurt Braunohler; Steve Little
2212"Jellyfish Sting Clinic; David Hasselhoff"Jim MargolisRob Corddry and Jim MargolisJanuary 30, 2015
In a Newsreaders exclusive, Amir LaRussa meets a doctor who is employing unorthodox methods to treat jellyfish stings and bites. Also, David Hasslehoff tells salacious tales from the set of Knight Rider. Guest stars: David Hasselhoff; Rhys Darby
2313"The FMK Killer; Newsreaders: Behind the Scenes"Alex Fernie and Paul ScheerTim Neenan and Sam SklaverFebruary 6, 2015
The first-ever interview with a controversial serial killer and the FBI agents who caught him. Also, a behind-the-scenes look at how popular newsmagazine Newsreaders is made. Guest stars: James Urbaniak; Jenna Fischer; Scott Adsit
2414"Creepiest Man Alive, Bomb Sniffing Dogs"Alex Fernie and Paul ScheerTim Neenan and Matt Kriete & Andrew FlemingFebruary 13, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at how People of Interest magazine puts together the "Creepiest Man Alive" issue. Also, how dogs are keeping Americans safe. Guest stars: Dan Bakkedahl, Timm Sharp