G4 lampoons Grey’s Anatomy with new series
Three new shows will debut on the fall sked of the Rogers-owned digital station.
G4 is poking fun at some of TV’s most popular show formats with two new series announced for the fall.
The Rogers-owned digital station, which focuses on young adult-oriented technology and pop culture programming, has announced its fall sked with three new shows targeting adults aged 18 to 49, skewed male.
Childrens’ Hospital (12 X 15 min.), which parodies the medical show genre, started as a webseries on TheWB.com and made its way to TV in the US last year. The show lampoons sex-crazed doctors and storylines on Grey’s Anatomy, and it debuts Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. Created by Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Childrens’ Hospital is about a group of doctors who don’t let medical emergencies get in the way of gossip and flirting.
Check It Out (6 X 15 min.) pokes fun at newsmagazine shows with segments about local ‘celebrities’ and interesting lifestyle tips from Dr. Steve Brule (John C. Reilly). The series debuts Monday, Aug. 30 at 9 p.m.
G4 is also introducing an animated series from comedian and producer Dino Stamatopoulos (Moral Orel) called Frankenhole (10 X 15 min.). It stars a mad genius who has created an infinite number of portals that connect his small, eastern European village to various periods in the past and the future. Frankenhole will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Sept. 2.
A spokesperson for G4 says advertisers can sponsor program marathons, such as the upcoming Undeclared marathon, which runs for eight and a half hours on Sunday Sept. 5 and Monday Sept. 6. Marathon dates for new series have not been confirmed yet.