Season three of Childrens Hospital is currently shooting in Los Angeles, embarking on a six-week schedule that will feature content more akin to House than the Grey’s Anatomy it parodied in its inception. The cast and creators are already knee-deep, working on the fourth and fifth episodes, but they took some time out of their busy schedule to wake up critics and journalists at the winter press tour today in Pasadena. Being the first panel of the morning can be a daunting task, but this group knows how to put on a show!
“My boobs guest star,” series on-again-off-again (you know, if her character isn’t dead this week) co-star Lake Bell joked about the new season.
While it was kind of hard to tell how much what was being said was truly going to make it to air and what was just said to catch our attention, LA TV Insider Examiner managed to extract a few gems of tidbits amongst the many laughs. Season three of Childrens Hospital will go above and beyond their special stunt episodes (like the “live” finale) of its past seasons to include a Tron-parody, an upcoming adult bar mitzvah for Ken Marino’s character, a period piece set in the seventies, fat suits, nudity, and even more (presumably bad) wigs. Sarah Silverman, Rob Riggle, and “one of the biggest names in medical show history” are just a few of the guest stars expected.
And what about a reprise of Malin Akerman’s secret identity as Jon Hamm? Akerman, who is taking time out of her busy film schedule (she will be playing Linda Lovelace in an upcoming biopic) to come back and play with her friends, shared that now that we know her character is really a man, we will get to see new sides to her personality and behavior to match.
Both Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler are back, as well, which means we may see some growth to their love affair. And of course, don’t expect Rob Corddry to face his face clean of clown make-up any time soon! On a similar note, don’t look for his brother Nate Corddry to guest star, either; the elder sibling publicly announced he is just too busy. Well, for now; his new David E Kelley/NBC jaunt may not last long…
Childrens Hospital, though now being made specifically to air in short-form on Adult Swim, will not be changing format or tone, either. Why mess with a good thing? Erinn Hayes said it best when she said that if anyone is offended by what they are showing, they probably shouldn’t be watching Adult Swim anyway. Futhermore, Corddry believes that ten/eleven minute length content is the perfect amount; he hopes longer television programming will gradually shorten. After all, the line between web and TV is getting grayer by the day!
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