Full Details Emerge on 2011-2012 Adult Swim Lineup
While James gave you a taste of what to expect in the upcoming months on the popular late night television block, I’m here to bring you more details, including a new special!
First, the new shows. The lone Fall series debut will be the Childrens Hospital “spinoff” NTSF:SD:SUV (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle), a live-action police drama parody starring such names as Paul Scheer, Rebecca Romijn, Rob Riggle, and Captain Janeway herself, Kate Mulgrew. Quite the star-power for a 15 minute show, you think?
Fall brings us two new shows: the live-action The Heart, She Holler and the animated China, IL. The Heart, She Holler is described as a soap-opera satire set in a town “almost supernaturally inbred”, and stars comedians Patton Oswalt and Heather Lawless. Experimental psychedelic rock band PFFR, who produced MTV’s Wonder Showzen and Adult Swim shows Xavier:Renegade Angel and Delocated. China, IL is the brainchild of comic book artist Brad Neely and stars two of his most ridiculous characters, Frank and Steve Smith, known affectionately as “The Professor Brothers”. Never heard of the Professor Brothers? Consider this your crash course then.
If you hated the limited animation and complete insanity of Tom Goes to the Mayor, you may want to skip this show. I for one, highly anticipate this show.
The final two show premieres come in Spring with Tight Bros and Black Dynamite. Tight Bros looks to be taking collar-poppers to a level never seen on television before: to the clergy. The animated show stars two “clergybros” doing the work of work of God while hitting on girls at the club and working on their tans. The show is created by Same Johnson and Chris Marcil, who produced and wrote for such shows as How I Met Your Mother, Frasier, and Beavis and Butt-Head. Black Dynamite is the continuing animated adventures of the blaxploitation hero and features the voice work of all the original actors. If you missed the movie, here’s the trailer:
Put this one down as another “must-watch”.
Adult Swim will also be bringing us one special, and this one looks much more appealing than last year’s Freaknik: The Musical. This year, we get From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy, which any big fan of The Venture Bros. will recognize as Hank’s band with Dermott and H.E.L.P.eR. This animated special will chronicle the rise and fall of the iconic band…in a 15-minute documentary. From the Ladle to the Grave premieres July 24, so set your DVRs ahead of time!
Now to the returning series:
AQUA UNIT PATROL SQUAD 1 – Season 8 premiered May 8th (Season 1 if you want to consider it a new show from Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
CHILDRENS HOSPITAL – Season 3 starts June 2nd
DELOCATED – Season 3 starts in Spring of 2012
EAGLEHEART – Season 2 coming…sometime (sorry, details were not released)
MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENHOLE – Season 2 comes in Spring of 2012
METALOCALYPSE – Season 4 starts in Spring
MONGO WRESTLING ALLIANCE – starts second half of 1st season on June 19th
ROBOT CHICKEN – Season 5 starts its second half in Fall
SQUIDBILLIES – Season 5 starts Spring of 2012
SUPERJAIL! – currently airing its second season
Please note that while The Venture Bros is not listed as a returning series, the show was indeed renewed. Figuring the delay from the last season, I imagine that they are taking their time with this one.
Finally, the pilots currently in development. These shows have been ordered by Adult Swim, yet if they’ll even air past a pilot (or even that!) is yet to be known:
REGAL PRODUCTIONS – A live action comedy conceived by and starring Bob Odenkirk of Mr. Show
THE DUMMIEZ – A project by actor/musician/Mariah Carey babymaker Nick Cannon
Untitled project with electro-reggae group Major Lazer
Untitled project with alt hip-hop group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
ROLLING WITH DAD – an animated sitcom created by the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Untitled project by two Channel 101 alum Dan Harmon (creator of NBC’s Community and Justin Roiland (of House of Cosbys)
So there you have it, some awesome sounding shows to look forward to for the next year. Plan your lives around it.