Friday, May 13, 2016

New (And Surviving) Series

On Adult Swim.

Adult Swim has announced its new and returning TV series. Are your favorites included? The original series returning to Adult Swim are: Black Jesus, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, The Eric Andre Show, Infomercials, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mr. Pickles, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, The Venture Bros, and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.

New Adult Swim series are: Dream Corp LLC, Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace, Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio, Decker: Unclassified, and FLCL. Adult Swims Pilot orders are: Art Prison, Lazor Wulf, and Chuck Deuce. ...

And to think it all started as a small platform to reruns of the Cancelled Family Guy. How times change.

Adult Swim has grown in ambition and influence year by year. It shows Guild-signed shows (Mike Tyson Mysteries, Samurai Jack); it airs non-Guild shows. The live-action stuff is outside our wheelhouse, but the animation product, half-hours like Robot Chicken, the original season of Rick and Morty and some others have been produced without benefit of guild contracts.

Whenever and wherever possible, we have worked to organize non-Guild series, and have had success bringing Rick and Morty under contract. But Adult Swim (Atlanta) is not keen to shell out more production dollars when it doesn't have to, and we continue to encounter resistance from that corner of cartoon Network. Unfortunate, but there it is.


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