Children's Hospital

Send in the clown doctors. Late-night programmer Adult Swim has renewed Childrens Hospital for a fourth season, Cartoon Network announced Tuesday.

The satirical medical series is written by and stars Rob Corddry as a doctor who wears clown makeup and "blood"-splattered scrubs so he can practice what he calls the "healing power of laughter" at a hospital where the staff is more interested in tending to their overactive libidos than treating patients.

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"I'm very pleased and honored by this announcement," says Corddry.  "I'm also very surprised, given that I write this show when I'm very, very drunk. Season four promises to be a cry for help."

Also returning for Season 4 are Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler.

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Production on the new 14-episode season will begin later this year for a 2012 premiere.

Childrens Hospital currently airs on Thursday nights at midnight/11c ET on Cartoon Network.