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Netflix Goes Alt Comedy With Childrens Hospital Spinoff Medical Police

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  • Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes star in Medical Police. (Netflix)
    Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes star in Medical Police. (Netflix)

    Peak TV has produced plenty of exceptional dramatic television, but breakout comedies have been less plentiful, which is one of the things that make Netflix's Medical Police so exciting. From the team that gave us Childrens Hospital, the spinoff series is a comedy thriller that sends doctors Owen Maestro and Lola Spratt around the world as they try to stop a mysterious virus and unravel a global conspiracy… one which appears to involve gun-toting mimes.

    SERIES PREMIERE: Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes reprise their Childrens Hospital characters in Medical Police, a spinoff of the beloved series that ran on Adult Swim for seven ridiculous seasons. Where Childrens took aim at classic medical drama tropes, its super-sized star-packed Netflix counterpart targets police procedurals past and present with deadpan one-liners and cringe-inducing prat falls. Watch the preview. Streaming on Netflix

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    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Medical Police, Netflix, Childrens Hospital