Adult Swim UK Arrives On E4 And All 4 On 15th February

Adult Swim UK Arrives On E4 And All 4 On 15th February

Adult Swim UK Arrives On E4 And All 4 On 15th February

Adult Swim UK is coming to general entertainment channel E4 (sister channel of main national network – Channel 4) on Friday 15th February at 10pm. Every Friday at 10pm, E4 will dedicate one hour to programming from the most popular basic cable network for young adults* in the United States, showcasing a variety of high quality comedy animation and live-action. On 15th February, E4 will air the first two episodes of the hit animated sci-fi comedy – Rick and Morty as well as the Robot Chicken: Walking Dead special. In addition to the Adult Swim block on E4, Channel 4 will be airing new episodes of Rick and Morty from season four sometime in the near future.

From 15th February, Channel 4’s All 4 video on-demand service will feature more than 300 episodes of Adult Swim programming including Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, The Eric Andre Show, The Venture Bros, Mr Pickles, Dream Corp LLC, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Mostly 4 Millennials, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, Squidbillies, Hot Streets and Ballmastrz 9009.

* According to Nielsen viewing ratings statistics, Adult Swim in the United States is classified as a channel for demographic viewing rating purposes, in reality, Adult Swim USA is a nightly programming block that timeshares with Cartoon Network’s usual daytime programming.

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UK National Broadcaster Channel 4 Signs Deal With Turner For Adult Swim Shows

UK National Broadcaster Channel 4 Signs Deal With Turner For Adult Swim Shows

UK National Broadcaster Channel 4 Signs Deal With Turner UK For Adult Swim Shows

Today (14th January), UK national state-owned broadcaster Channel 4 has announced they have signed a broadcasting and on-demand content deal with Turner Broadcasting UK for TV shows from their young adult entertainment brand – Adult Swim, including the Emmy award-winning and critically acclaimed animated sci-fi comedy series – Rick and Morty. As part of the deal, new episodes of Rick and Morty from season four will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK. Channel 4’s youth-skewing entertainment sister channel – E4 will be airing Rick and Morty season one to three from February, this will be the second time that Rick and Morty will have aired on UK free-to-air television (aired first on TruTV’s limited time only Adult Swim block). Channel 4 also promised a frequent “Adult Swim” hour-long block on E4.

In addition to new Rick and Morty episodes and a new Adult Swim block, a large library of Adult Swim content will be coming soon to Channel 4’s VOD (Video on-demand) service – All 4 for free, from launch, the VOD library will feature 300 episodes with hundreds more to come over the next three years. Rick and Morty has been a breakout Adult Swim show in UK, and fans in the UK can now watch all the hilarious intergalactic adventures of a crazed scientist and his panicky grandson on a channel and VOD service that’s free and widely available.

The first ever Adult Swim block on E4 will not only feature Rick and Morty but also the UK television premiere of the Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special, the new block will feature a variety of Adult Swim shows which will also be available to stream as full series boxsets on All 4 in the UK.

Rick and Morty debut on E4 will air alongside the UK premiere of the Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special on E4. The Adult Swim section on the All 4 service (referred to as the “Adult Swim Channel”) will be accessible on the All 4 app. The All 4 app is available for iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV, Freeview Play and Samsung TVs, as well as games consoles, alternatively the service can be accessed in a web browser at http://www.all4.com.

Adult Swim content on All4 will feature a mix of new and old shows from February including classics Robot Chicken (still in production), Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Bros (recently revived for a new season which has aired in the U.S.) and Squidbillies. Newer content include The Eric Andre Show, the UK premiere of Mostly 4 Millennials, Mr. Pickles, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Hot Streets, Ballmastrz 9009 and much more to come in 2019 and beyond.

In the past, Adult Swim shows have aired on various channels in the UK including CNX (Cartoon Network’s short-lived young adult entertainment channel), Bravo (defunct), FX (now branded as FOX), TCM2 (now TCM’s one hour timeshift channel – TCM +1), FOX, TruTV (was owned by Turner when the Adult Swim block aired, now owned by Sony) and Comedy Central, and in Rick and Morty’s case – the Netflix streaming service.

From The Channel 4 Press Release: Rick And Morty Get Schwifty On Channel 4, E4 and All 4

– New series of Emmy award-winning Rick and Morty to premiere exclusively on Channel 4 in the UK
– Seasons 1-3 will be broadcast on E4 from February
– A huge catalogue of Adult Swim shows to be available on All 4

The brand new and highly anticipated fourth series of Emmy, Critic’s Choice and IGN award-winning Rick and Morty will make its UK premiere on Channel 4, with the first three series airing on E4 from February – the first time ever on free-to-air UK television. This is part of a new brand partnership that will also see hundreds of hours of Adult Swim content being made available to stream for free on All 4.

Described as “the world’s most ingenious animation” (Guardian), and “one of the best shows on television” (Vulture), UK viewers can get up to speed with the duo’s universe-hopping antics on E4. Series 1 to 3 will have the UK flying around Anatomy Park, turning into sentient pickles and bingeing on Interdimensional Cable with our favourite terrified grandson and maniacal genius grandfather from February.

Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes, said “Rick and Morty is one of the most anarchic, ingenious and original shows around and the breakthrough animated hit of recent years. I’m thrilled that it’s coming to Channel 4 and E4.”

Rick and Morty will be accompanied by the UK premiere of the Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special on E4. This will be the first of a regular new ‘Adult Swim hour’ block on E4, showcasing episodes from different Adult Swim shows that will be available to stream, as full series boxsets, exclusively on All 4 in the UK.

Karl Warner, Controller E4 said, “Adult Swim’s amazing mix of original ideas and anarchic comedy is the perfect brand partner in E4’s evolution.”

Charlie Palmer, Managing Editor All 4, said, “Adult Swim is a fantastic brand with a clear proposition and a devoted fan base. I’m delighted to have it join VICE and Walter Presents as a featured channel on All 4.”

Over 300 episodes of Adult Swim content will be made available at launch, with hundreds more being added over the next three years, sitting in an Adult Swim-branded ‘Featured Channel’ alongside VICE and Walter Presents. The Adult Swim channel will be available on the All 4 app across Channel 4 owned and operated platforms including iOS and Android devices, on big screens such as Amazon Fire TV, Freeview Play and Samsung TVs, as well as games consoles and online at All4.com.

Pierre Branco, SVP & GM, Northern Europe for Turner said: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Channel 4 to bring Adult Swim’s eclectic mix of weirdly wonderful and surreal shows to audiences here in the UK. In this unique collaboration with Channel 4, we are creating a branded destination that will reach fans, new and old, across TV and VOD, building on the huge success of Adult Swim in the US.”

Fans old and new will be able to revisit and fall in love with a vast array of shows as the first batch of programmes arrives in February:

Long running, irreverent and beloved sketch show Robot Chicken including specials on Star Wars, DC Comics and The Walking Dead
Super-villainous The Venture Bros
Meme-generating surrealist wonder The Eric Andre Show and the UK premiere of Andre’s new show Mostly 4 Millennials
Satanic good boy Mr. Pickles
Everyone’s favourite band of sentient fast food Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Hilarious and bizarre Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, with Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories
Backwoods redneck nonsense from Squidbillies
Crime fighting capers with Hot Streets
Suit up for The Game with Ballmastrz 9009
And many, many, many more to come across 2019

All About All 4:

All 4 is Channel 4’s award-winning streaming service, home to original and exclusive shows including, US acquisitions; 30 Rock, Community and 90210; featured channels, such as VICE and Walter Presents; hundreds of box sets of iconic Channel 4 series; as well as live streams and catch up from the broadcast channels.

All 4 is available on a wide range of owned-and-operated platforms including web, mobile (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), console (Xbox, PlayStation) and big screen (YouView, FreeSat, Freeview Play, Samsung, Amazon Fire TV, Now TV). A syndicated version is also available via Sky and Virgin Media.

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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 AdultSwim.com 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 AdultSwim.com. 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 AdultSwim.com. 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 AdultSwim.com, 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.

FLCL

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).

Pilots

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.

AdultSwim.com 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.

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