TheWB.com original web series turned Adult Swim television hit Childrens Hospital is tearing up the Nielsen ratings for its Thursday 12AM time slot, especially among the coveted 18 – 34 year-old adults demo. The program created by and starring Rob Corddry alongside a stellar cast of traditional and alt comedians (including Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler, and others) and one helluva laundry list of guest stars (like Jon Hamm, Michael Cera, and Sarah Silverman, among others) is tearing up those Nielsen ratings so well, in fact, Adult Swim ordered another 14 episodes.
The announcement ensures the dysfunctional group of doctors – who walk the halls of Dr. Arthur Childrens’ hospital and practice a special kind of Patch Adams meets General Hospital meets Eli Roth brand of medicine guided by a grotesque interpretation of the Hippocratic Oath – will be around for a fourth season.
The announcement also makes Childrens’ Hospital one of the most (if not just plain “the most”) successful web series turned television programs on air today. Sanctuary is the other contender for the title. The original sci-fi web series with an affinity for Abnormals had an eight episode run online before being picked up Syfy back in 2008. The cable network is slated to debut the series’ fourth season sometime this Fall.