Newsreaders

Newsreaders

  • Seasons:
  • 2
From the creative team behind the irreverent, Emmy®-winning comedy Childrens Hospital -- Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, along with Jim Margolis (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) -- comes Newsreaders, a comedy series that satirizes the television newsmagazine genre. Based upon the “Newsreaders” episodes, which aired on Childrens Hospital, the series goes behind the stories nobody else thinks are stories -- because they’re not. Starring Mather Zickel (Childrens Hospital; I Love You, Man; House of Lies) as host Louis La Fonda, the series explores the vital issues that actually don’t affect us every day, from hard-hitting investigations to harder-hitting, heartwarming profiles, delivering unparalleled award-eligible reporting in every episode. Guest stars include Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Posehn, Missi Pyle, Dannah Phirman, Beth Dover, Brandon Routh, Ray Wise, Dave Foley, Dan Rather and Ed Begley Jr.
From the creative team behind the irreverent, Emmy®-winning comedy Childrens Hospital -- Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, along with Jim Margolis (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) -- comes Newsreaders, a comedy series that satirizes the television newsmagazine genre. Based upon the “Newsreaders” episodes, which aired on Childrens Hospital, the series goes behind the stories nobody else thinks are stories -- because they’re not. Starring Mather Zickel (Childrens Hospital; I Love You, Man; House of Lies) as host Louis La Fonda, the series explores the vital issues that actually don’t affect us every day, from hard-hitting investigations to harder-hitting, heartwarming profiles, delivering unparalleled award-eligible reporting in every episode. Guest stars include Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Posehn, Missi Pyle, Dannah Phirman, Beth Dover, Brandon Routh, Ray Wise, Dave Foley, Dan Rather and Ed Begley Jr.

Season 2 (14 episodes)

  • 1. F-Dancing / Are You Decent?

    Original air date: 10/23/2014 Runtime: 11:12 min.

    Original air date: 10/23/2014 Runtime: 11:12 min. In the season two premiere, Amir LaRussa (recurring guest star KUMAIL NANJIANI – Silicon Valley) looks at a new dance trend that has school officials threatening to cancel the prom. Plus, are you a racist? Clavis Kim (recurring guest star RANDALL PARK – Veep) answers that question.

  • 2. Motorboating Dads / The Negative $100,000 Question

    Original air date: 10/30/2014 Runtime: 11:17 min.

    Original air date: 10/30/2014 Runtime: 11:17 min. Sadee Deenus looks at a controversial new parenting trend and Reagan Biscayne exposes the dirty secrets of television game shows. Guest stars include Morgan Gingerich, David Krumholtz, Gillian Vigman, Rob Huebel, Marc Evan Jackson, Jay Thomas, Joe Wengert and David Wain.

  • 3. The Journey of an iPhone / Restaurant Plague

    Original air date: 11/06/2014 Runtime: 11:18 min.

    Original air date: 11/06/2014 Runtime: 11:18 min. Xandra Dent traces the path the iPhone takes from mines to your pocket and Amir LaRussa (recurring guest star KUMAIL NANJIANI) reports on a hot new kind of theme restaurant.

  • 4. Roswell, New Mexico / Skip Goes to a Wedding

    Original air date: 11/20/2014 Runtime: 12:18 min.

    Original air date: 11/20/2014 Runtime: 12:18 min. 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. Additional guest stars include John Ross Bowie, Tara Copeland, Brian Huskey, Seth Morris, Maureen Mueller, Tracy Belushi, Ross Blakeman, Karl Herlinger, Matt Houston, Lauren Benz Phillips and Dave Shalansky.

  • 5. Headless Football Player / Identity Thief

    Original air date: 11/27/2014 Runtime: 11:18 min.

    Original air date: 11/27/2014 Runtime: 11:18 min. 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. Additional guest stars include Craig Cackowski, Robert Craighead, Jennifer Lafleur, Jihad Reeves, Blake Vanderwiel, Jonny Coyne, Jon Daly and Kumail Nanjiani.

  • 6. Go Nadz / Talkin’ News

    Original air date: 12/04/2014 Runtime: 11:13 min.

    Original air date: 12/04/2014 Runtime: 11:13 min. Narge Hemingway investigates a controversy in the competitive world of car genitalia. Skip Reming and ROB RIGGLE (guest starring as himself) chat with Childrens Hospitals’ Ingrid Hagerstown (guest star MALIN ACKERMAN – Childrens Hospital, Wanderlust). Additional guest stars include Nick Coirirossi, Wayne Federman, Jonathan Gabrus, Lila Lucchetti, Rick Overton, Dave Theune, Lilan Bowden, Dave Holmes and S.E. Perry.

  • 7. Strip Club Exposé / Long Lost Twins

    Original air date: 12/11/2014 Runtime: 11:18 min.

    Original air date: 12/11/2014 Runtime: 11:18 min. It’s a shocking hidden camera investigation into the inner workings of gentlemen’s clubs. Also, Newsreaders reunites two long-lost twin brothers. Guest stars include Diora Baird, Kumail Nanjiani, Tom Rizzo, Pamela Dunlap, Randall Park, Jason Sklar and Randy Sklar.

  • 8. America’s Unknown President / Reporter on House Arrest

    Original air date: 12/18/2014 Runtime: 11:18 min.

    Original air date: 12/18/2014 Runtime: 11:18 min. 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 include Billy Ray Cyrus, Mary Holland, Tom Lennon, Martin Starr and Liz Cackowski.

  • 9. Billionaire Goes to Hell / Sitcom Family

    Original air date: 01/09/2015 Runtime: 11:19 min.

    Original air date: 01/09/2015 Runtime: 11:19 min. 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.”

  • 10. Band Names-R-Us / Put Me In Coach

    Original air date: 01/16/2015 Runtime: 11:19 min.

    Original air date: 01/16/2015 Runtime: 11:19 min. 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.

  • 11. How Sausage is Made / Lottery Winners Lose

    Original air date: 01/23/2015 Runtime: 10:51 min.

    Original air date: 01/23/2015 Runtime: 10:51 min. 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. DANNY PUDI (Community) guest stars.

  • 12. Jellyfish Sting Clinic

    Original air date: 01/30/2015 Runtime: 11:19 min.

    Original air date: 01/30/2015 Runtime: 11:19 min. In a Newsreaders exclusive, Amir LaRussa (recurring guest star KUMAIL NANJIANI) meets a doctor who is employing unorthodox methods to treat jellyfish stings and bites. Also, DAVID HASSELHOFF (guest starring as himself) tells salacious tales from the set of Knight Rider. Guest star RHYS DARBY also appears.

  • 13. The FMK Killer / Newsreaders: Behind the Scenes

    Original air date: 02/06/2015 Runtime: 11:10 min.

    Original air date: 02/06/2015 Runtime: 11:10 min. 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.

  • 14. Creepiest Man Alive / Bomb Sniffing Dogs

    Original air date: 02/13/2015 Runtime: 11:18 min.

    Original air date: 02/13/2015 Runtime: 11:18 min. 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.