Sad news, Childrens Hospital fans: Creator Rob Corddry has revealed that the Adult Swim series’ current season will be its last. Speaking to Vulture, Corddry confirmed that the series will end after season 7, which is currently airing on Adult Swim. Here’s Corddry explaining his decision:
One thing that made the decision a little easier was how strong this season was. If I had been disappointed by this season, I would not have been able to stop doing it. This show, season after season, has been an exercise in perfecting this world. We just finished editing this season a couple of weeks ago, and it really is the ultimate season of Childrens Hospital. That wasn’t the decision-maker but it certainly was a strong factor. It’s uncomfortable for us to think this way as American creators because that’s not the way it happens here: You don’t decide to end your show, a corporation decides via algorithms. So I realized, in retrospect, this was the only way it could have happened.
Thankfully, Corddry is still open to the idea of returning to the series in some capacity and told Vulture that Adult Swim gave him an “open invitation” to do possible half-hour Childrens Hospital specials now and then: “I can definitely see that,” he said, “but that’ll be the result of a passion for an idea and not like, ‘Well, we gotta do something.’” Childrens Hospital started as a web series in 2008 and has been airing on Adult Swim since 2010. Check out the rest of Corddry’s interview over at Vulture and our interview with director/producer David Wain about the new season here.