Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA has unveiled their programming slate for the coming year and it has been announced that a 24/7 multi-platform streaming service will be launched, which means Adult Swim will continue to broadcast via the internet during the day while Cartoon Network is on the air. Current popular programming such as Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros. and The Eric Andre Show have all been renewed. A new Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead special has also been announced.

In the up and coming twelve months Adult Swim will introduce new shows such as live-action comedy Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace and Dream Corp, LLC a new absurd workplace comedy show from John Krasinski; a new comedy special called Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America; and the much awaited comeback for Samurai Jack, created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky.

New original programming for Adult Swim’s new daytime schedule has also been greenlighted. The daytime schedule will feature a new slate of original content created by members of the Adult Swim staff now includes such weekday shows as Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, Call of Karaoke and Development Meeting. The stream for Adult Swim during the daytime will be accessible via or the Adult Swim app. Adult Swim has achieved double-digit growth across multiple platforms and mobile gaming, including a +97% increase in web and app usage.

For the Toonami block, Adult Swim will air new episodes of the manic FLCL anime series. After sixteen years, Adult Swim and Japanese animation studio Production I.G (known for producing Ghost in the Shell) are producing two new six-episode seasons of FLCL.

The following original series have been renewed:

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., Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.

New Toonami acquisitions:

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Hunter x Hunter, Dimension W.

Returning acquisitions (Non-Toonami):

American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Cleveland Show, Family Guy, King of the Hill, Oblongs.

Returning Toonami acquisitions:

Dragonball Z Kai, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Naruto: Shippuden, One Piece, Parasyte: The Maxim, Samurai Champloo.

Adult Swim continues to be basic cable’s number one channel* for the millennials generation and has been the number one channel* for young adults for over ten years.

Turner Broadcasting System USA will make an official announcement at its 2016 Upfront Presentation in New York City on Wednesday 18th May.

* Adult Swim is classed as a separate television channel and treated separately from Cartoon Network for viewing rating purposes.

From The Turner USA Press Release

Adult Swim, a division of Turner and basic cable’s #1 home with millennials for over a decade, is once again departing from the ordinary, announcing two new slates of programming in advance of the Turner Upfront 2016 presentation on May 18 in New York City. Known for its unique approach to content development and having a voice that resonates with its audience, Adult Swim has not only crafted a robust and diverse slate for its top-rated cable network but also for its ever popular digital domain An ongoing leader in the digital space, Adult Swim has charted double-digit growth across multiple platforms and mobile gaming, including a +97% increase in web and app usage.

Adult Swim’s returning original hits Rick and Morty, The Venture Bros. and The Eric Andre Show will be joined by new on-air programming, including Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special; live-action series Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace and Dream Corp, LLC from John Krasinski; a new comedy special from Brett Gelman; and the much anticipated return of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack. Adult Swim also continues its successful collaboration with creator Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty) on a new pilot project, Art Prison.

Extending viewing hours beyond their linear programming, Adult Swim continues to follow its fans across multiple platforms by introducing new original programming for streaming all day long through An entirely new slate of original content created by members of the Adult Swim staff now includes such weekday shows as Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, Call of Karaoke and Development Meeting. These shows join popular anime fan show Toonami: Pre-Flight and everyone’s favorite afternoon addiction, FishCenter, on, which to date has two million registered users to interact daily with the show hosts through their live chat feature.

“Adult Swim is a one of a kind destination that simply knows its audience,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. “Mike Lazzo and his team have always found new and interesting ways to produce and distribute content that can’t be found anywhere else.”

“Adult Swim has developed a relationship with millennials like no other media brand,” said Donna Speciale, president of Turner Ad Sales.”That connection is a key access point for advertisers who want to utilize an authentic voice across custom, branded content and partnerships rich with direct to fan experiences.”

Original Series and Specials

Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special

In keeping with the tradition of working with major franchises such as Star Wars and DC Comics universe, the Emmy Award®-winning team behind Robot Chicken joins forces with the executive producers of The Walking Dead to bring fans an all new and extra bloody half-hour special. Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, and executive producers/head writers Tom Root and Doug Goldstein, will bring an animated zombie apocalypse to Adult Swim with The Walking Dead’s creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman and showrunner, executive producer and writer Scott M. Gimple.

Montana James

In this half-hour live-action special, adventure has one name, Montana James. Follow our feathered-cap-wearing explorer on another one of his rip-roaring syndicated television odysseys. This time Montana is on the hunt for the coveted Holy Grail Cup, but watch out Montana, the Order of the Red Arm Band is on your tail again! Created by Nick Corirossi and Charles Ingram, and produced by Funny Or Die.

Mr. Neighbor’s House

Mr. Neighbor’s House is a half-hour, live-action children’s show hosted by Brian Huskey (Childrens Hospital, Veep). He’s like any other host of kids programming, except that he is barely able to contain the suppressed rage boiling underneath his quiet demeanor. From the safe confines of his home, he throws to various “educational” vignettes: puppets, animation, stop motion, spoken word and mixed medium elements that all blend together into one half-hour special… that is NOT for kids. Mr. Neighbor’s House was created by Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas (Childrens Hospital, The League), and Jesse Falcon, who also serve as executive producers with Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital, Hot Tub Time Machine).

Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America

For the third installment in their “Dinner” series of half-hour specials, Brett Gelman and director Jason Woliner present Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America, an exploration of the racial problem in this country. The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors – Loretta Devine (The Carmichael Show), Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson), Joe Morton (Scandal) and Mack Wilds (The Wire) – in an open forum on racism. But as his motives are questioned and the guests refuse to respond in the way that he had hoped, this misbegotten exercise in “doing good” soon goes very, very wrong. Subverting and then bounding past the conventions of “awkward comedy” and becoming something wholly unique, Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America is unflinching, confrontational and unlike anything previously broadcast on television. Created and written by Gelman and Woliner and produced by Abso Lutely Productions.

Samurai Jack

After 12 years, Jack is back. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new season of half-hour episodes.

Dream Corp, LLC

Dream Corp, LLC is an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week, viewers will watch as a rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists. Dream Corp, LLC is created by Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow) and executive-produced by alums of both American and British versions of The Office, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, as well as Krasinski’s Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger.

Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace

This quarter-hour live-action comedy series features sketch comedy troupe Million Dollar Extreme. A super pure tragicomedy rosary of pious prayers bringing unity, joy and excellent living to the people of all sizes, sexualities and colors, this series stars misandrous comedioterrorists Sam Hyde, Nick Rochefort, Charls Carroll, and is directed by Andrew Ruse. World Peace will unlock your closeted bigoted imagination, toss your inherent racism into the burning trash and cleanse your intolerant spirit with pure unapologetic American comedy. Open your eyes or you’ll get thumb goggles, for what naive slob expects hemlock medicine to taste of milkshake? For the record, none of us plan on killing ourselves, and if we do it’s CIA or Mossad.

Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio

A new quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely (China, IL), Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts and songs, all filtered through Neely’s signature visual style. Beware however, as this show hates you. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, with Dave Newberg as co-executive producer and Titmouse, Inc. producing.

Decker: Unclassified

A successful web series and an action-packed powerhouse, Decker: Unclassified follows Agent Jack Decker as he subverts terrorist plots against his beloved America. Joined by ally and master code breaker Agent Jonathan Kington, the two navigate evils both foreign and domestic threatening a once great nation. The series was created by and stars Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, and is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.


Created in 2000, FLCL told the tale of Naota, a 12-year-old boy who met a woman that would forever change his life…whether he liked it or not. Sixteen years later, Adult Swim and legendary animation studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) are creating two new six-episode seasons to continue the tale, which will premiere in Adult Swim’s Toonami block. In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock. Back for the new season is FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki, serving as supervisor with director Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner).


Art Prison

In this half-hour live-action pilot, talented convicts vie for one last shot at success inside a Prison for the Performing Arts because they have to. Created by Tom Kauffman (Rick and Morty) and Paul Isakson, who serve as executive producers with Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty), this pilot is being produced by Starburns Industries.

Lazor Wulf

This quarter-hour animated pilot follows a wolf who carries a laser on his back and believes that love has no limit, that wearing do-rags gives you power and that Gawd is a lie. It was created by Henry Bonsu and written/executive-produced by Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL).

Chuck Deuce

A half-hour animated masterpiece written by Lars Kenseth about Chuck, Chuck Deuce is about a NorCal slacktivist/surfer who paddles out to carve mavericks, when – GAH-DOOSH! – a giant wave crushes him. Three weeks later, he walks ashore with no idea where he’s been, how he survived, or why his brain is now ravaged by hallucinations – everything from conjoined CIA agents, talking sex dolls, and sock puppet headed freaks. Like his herpes, Chuck ignores it and returns to his daily grind of violating nudity bans, protesting decency laws and skirting home-yak-milking statutes in his native Santa Cruz. But the question persists, what happened to Chuck out there… and is it really over? Chuck Deuce is executive produced by creator Chioke ‘Stretch’ McCoy and Matt Iles, with Jenn Tolman serving as producer. Streaming Shows

Stupid Morning Bullshit – Weekdays at 11 am. (ET)
Hosts field calls and break down current events in pop culture while occasionally setting things on fire in an otherwise relaxed, morning show environment.

Williams Street Swap Shop – Weekdays at 1 pm. (ET)
Trade goods with other viewers or sit back and enjoy the fellowship of this live, daily community call-in swap meet.

Crosswords – Weekdays at 2 pm. (ET)
Novices and experts alike are encouraged to call in to help solve a variety of challenging daily puzzles, including the esteemed New York Times crossword.

FishCenter – Weekdays at 4 pm. (ET)
Fourteen enchanting and colorful fish are the stars of this live, daily interactive comedy and game show based around the Adult Swim aquarium.

Call of Karaoke – Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. (ET)
Call in and sing along with your golden-throated, game-playing hosts who are happy to take requests while attempting to annihilate the enemy in a variety of shoot-em-up games.

Daytime Fighting League – Thursdays at 5 pm. (ET)
Sixteen amateur fighters enter the ring to compete in ridiculous battles for a shot at the ultimate prize.

Sports Bitches – Thursdays at 6 pm. (ET)
A couple of alpha males confront each other in various sports-themed video games while debating callers and showing clips of the biggest national sports stories of the week.

Development Meeting – Thursdays at 7.30 pm. (ET)
Adult Swim fans are invited to call in and pitch their ideas to actual Adult Swim development execs, who also provide sneak peeks at new and never before seen clips.

Game Humpers – Fridays at 5.30 pm. (ET)
Call in live to impress the experts with your best tips and tricks for a variety of games and challenges.

Toonami Pre-Flight – Fridays at 6.30 p.m. (ET)
A deep dive into all things Toonami, including an in-depth look at shows and an interactive Facebook Question of the Week that gives fans a chance to join in the conversation.

Adult Swim UK Launches #wrongbutright Campaign

Adult Swim UK Launches #wrongbutright Campaign

Adult Swim UK Launches #wrongbutright Campaign

Turner Broadcasting System Europe’s young adult entertainment brand, Adult Swim is launching its first European online marketing campaign to promote its shows which are now available on Spotify Video, the campaign is called #wrongbutright and will feature clips from Adult Swim’s shows (including Rick and Morty, The Venture Bros., Robot Chicken and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!). The campaign will feature on IGN, MTV’s website and Twitch and also on social media platforms: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat.

From The Turner UK Press Release

Adult Swim, home to some of the greatest original adult animation and live action comedy, kicks off its first EMEA above the line marketing campaign across the UK, Sweden and Germany. The targeted mobile video campaign, titled #wrongbutright, uses clips from the channel’s eclectic, surreal comedy shows to drive to Adult Swim’s content on Spotify.

The mobile led campaign will aim to reach Adult Swim’s 18-34 year old millennial audience through a mix of video and pre-roll advertising across platforms such as IGN, MTV and Twitch and targeted run of site adverts on key gaming and entertainment sites. The creative includes clips from Adult Swim favourites, Rick and Morty, Venture Brothers, Robot Chicken and Tim and Eric, showcasing the broad array of comedy satire and animation available on Adult Swim.

The wider campaign will be supported strongly by Adult Swim’s UK social media platforms across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat. Campaign GIFs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be uploaded daily to engage the audience and encourage them to share. Themed YouTube playlists will also be uploaded daily such as an “Introduction to AdultSwim #wrongbutright content” where consumers can click on the “wrong or right” option to be taken to a relevant clip.

Humphrey Black, Vice President, Media Distribution, Turner Broadcasting EMEA said:

“The comedy on Adult Swim is edgy and laugh out loud funny. It’s the type of comedy that can make you question whether it’s wrong to laugh – but that’s what makes it right! Our targeted #wrongbutright mobile video campaign is a perfect way to reach that 18-34 year old millennial audience, providing them with mobile entertainment on the go. It is funny, easily sharable and a great way to drive them to the Spotify video service where they can find loads more Adult Swim shows.”

Adult Swim content is available on Spotify as part of a landmark deal between Turner and the digital platform to grow the brand’s presence across Europe. As part of the partnership, full episodes from the network’s catalogue of fan favourites, including Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, and rising stars such as Black Jesus, Rick and Morty and Mr Pickles are available.

Adult Swim is the #1 network among adults 18-34 and 18-49 on basic cable in the US. Adult Swim shows and clips are available via Spotify in the UK, Germany, and Sweden, with new content being added each month.

Adult Swim currently airs every Thursday night on FOX UK and Ireland, available on Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk TV, BT TV and Plusnet TV.

Adult Swim Returns To The UK On Fox On 10th September

Adult Swim Returns To The UK On Fox On 10th September

Adult Swim Returns To The UK On Fox On 10th September: America’s Most Popular Channel For Young Adults Returns To The UK As A Programming Block

Adult Swim, Turner’s adult animation and live action channel in the United States will be returning to the UK as a programming block on general entertainment channel, FOX on Thursday 10th September. The Adult Swim block will air from 11pm every Thursday and will feature UK premieres such as Rick and Morty and Mr. Pickles. Also returning to the UK will be Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Venture Bros. and other new shows such as Black Jesus and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. Adult Swim made its UK debut in 2006 on Bravo, followed by FX (Fox UK’s predecessor channel) and Turner Classic Movies 2.

Jeff Ford, the managing director for Fox International Channels UK made this statement about the Adult Swim deal with Turner:

“The acquisition of these satirical, riotous new series cements FOX as the home of adult animated and live-action comedy on Thursday nights in the U.K. Fans of Family Guy and American Dad! will be sure to love these irreverent comedies, already cult classics in the U.S.”

Humphrey Black, the VP of media distribution at Turner Broadcasting System EMEA also made this statement about the Adult Swim and there is potential to rollout Adult Swim on other platforms in other European markets.

“Adult Swim is the top-performing cable channel among U.S. Millennials and we’re delighted to be partnering with FOX to bring this hugely popular brand and its abundance of hilarious entertainment to audiences here in the U.K. This is a key part of our broader strategy for bringing Adult Swim to audiences in Europe across multiple platforms.”

Adult Swim timeshares with Cartoon Network in the USA at night, but is treated as a separate channel for Nielsen ratings purposes, as Adult Swim serves an older demographic.

Note: It is important to note that this content is not appropriate for children. The content is aired post-watershed and on a general entertainment channel that also airs other adult content and is not airing on a children’s channel. This complies with the Ofcom (The UK’s broadcasting regulator) broadcasting code.