As the outrageous twists of medical soaps like Grey’s Anatomy and House are ripe for parody, Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) took it upon himself to create Childrens Hospital for TheWB.com, a web series which sends up the silly doctor dramas with an all-star cast. Adult Swim took notice, and in a rare live-action effort, ordered an adaptation of the web series for their late night programming. In addition to Corddry, the regular cast includes Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler. On top of that, such notables as Ed Begley Jr., Lizzy Caplan, John Cho, Paul Scheer, and David Wain are all slated for guest spots.
Childrens Hospital premieres July 11 at 10:30 on Adult Swim. Check out the press release, and the first episode of the web series, after the jump.
Here’s the official press release:
All-Star Cast Set for Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim
Series created by and starring Rob Corddry, along with Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes,
Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler
Childrens Hospital, a new comedy series created by Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and featuring an all-star cast, is set to premiere on Adult Swim Sunday, July 11, at 10:30 p.m. (ET, PT). 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. New episodes from Warner Bros. Television were shot this past spring in Los Angeles. The show’s creative team is led by Corddry and fellow executive producers/writers Jonathan Stern (producer of The Ten and Scotland, PA) and David Wain (director of Role Models and Wet Hot American Summer). The complete Childrens Hospital – including both the newly produced episodes as well as the original Webisodes – will premiere on Adult Swim beginning July 11.
Corddry is joined by an ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights including Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat, Watchmen), Lake Bell (How to Make It in America, It’s Complicated), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood, Worst Week), Rob Huebel (I Love You Man, Human Giant), Ken Marino (Party Down, Reaper), two-time Emmy® winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Party Down) and Henry Winkler (Arrested Development, Happy Days).
Guest stars include Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere, Arrested Development), Lizzy Caplan (Party Down, True Blood), John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), 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), Marion Ross (Happy Days), Will Sasso (MADtv, Less Than Perfect), Paul Scheer (The League, Human Giant), Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show, Worst Week), Abigail Spencer (Mad Men, Angela’s Eyes), David Wain (Wainy Days, The State) and Matt Walsh (Reno 911!, Upright Citizens Brigade).
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 children.
Childrens Hospital is produced by Abominable Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Television.
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 more than 20 primetime series for the 2009–2010 television season, with at least one show on each of the five broadcast networks, as well as TNT and FX.
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 10 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 97 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.
Here’s the first episode of the web series (note that it is NSFW). You can find all ten episodes here.