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Adult Swim: What's coming and what's staying

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 2nd 2006 10:02AM

12 oz mouseAdult Swim has announced some new shows that will be coming down the pike later this year, as well as some of the old standbys that'll be returning. Here's the rundown:

First off, we have Brendon Small's (Home Movies) new series about a heavy metal band, whose official name is now apparently Death Clock Metalocalypse.

The team who created Sealab 2021 is also returning with a new show called Frisky Dingo, about a super hero and a super criminal who aren't always that intrested in fighting one another.

Comedian Jon Benjamin, along with Carl Adams and Matt Harrigan, has created Assy McGee, which will focus on a cop who looks like an ass... literally. Speaking of Jon Benjamin, I was glad to see Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil will be added to the new lineup, after being teased with just one episode last year. Benjamin plays The Devil on the show.

The show that sounds the most interesting, at least visually, is Saul of the Mole Men. The series, about an explorer who almost destroys a race of mole men, will combine animation, live-action, and puppets. I'm intrested to see how this one will look.

As far as combos of live-action and animation go, we can look forward to the return of Tom Goes to the Mayor in June (rather than March, obviously, which was previously reported). I know a lot of people don't care for Tom, but I think the show's creators, Tim and Eric, have concocted a surreal comedic approach that both rivals and transcends the old and new "rules" of what comedy is supposed to be. I know, I'm gushing, I just really like the show.

What else? Well, Robot Chicken is returning, as well as Family Guy (of course), Aqua Teen (naturally), and The Venture Brothers, Squidbillies, 12 Oz. Mouse, and Harvey Birdman.

I couldn't help but notice The Boondocks was absent from the list, though this claims the show has been picked up for a second season. Even though the show wasn't able to grab me enough to make me keep watching, I'd like to see it stick around. While I'm not always impressed by what Adult Swim offers, I think it's more important they continue to release shows that are stylistically unique. The point, I think, is to try and have something for everyone.

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danmoran

12 oz. Mouse! It's hard to say that I "like" it, but it sticks with me, somehow. It's that kind of interest that is memorable, yet troubling...
Anyway, glad to see more episodes.

June 05 2006 at 5:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Shapiro

Adult Swim is just a huge pile of shit, that offers nothing but lame ass paradoys of exisiting shows. ATHF is the only thing worth watching, and even that show is just average

April 06 2006 at 2:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Heumann

Squidbillies is the best--can't wait for more episodes!

April 02 2006 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave Caolo

I agree. While I'm not into all of the programming on Adult Swim, I like that they produce "risky" shows, and lots of them. Their whole "let's try it and see if it works" attitude is refreshing.

April 02 2006 at 11:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dolf

I am particularly looking forward to Robot Chicken! The second season premieres tonight at 11:30. Robot Chicken was by far one of my favorite new shows last season. Perfect for those (like myself) with microscopic attention spans.

April 02 2006 at 11:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mikey c

Boondocks runs on a regular network schedual i think, meaning it wouldn't be back untill fall. They are in production

April 02 2006 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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