"The ratings have consistently built throughout the first season and we love what we're seeing from the show, and how can you not love SUVs?" Adult Swim honcho Mike Lazzo said.
Scheer created the procedural parody series and also stars alongside Rebecca Romijn, Kate Mulgrew, Brandon Johnson, June Diane Raphael and Martin Starr. The all-star cast play characters who are part of a clandestine team of government agents that protects San Diego from terrorist threats.
There's been a lot of buzz about the new 'toon -- based on the 2009 movie about an African-American action star in the '70s -- and Adult Swim will show a little sneak this Friday at Comic-Con. But before they premiere the full 11-minute pilot on Mon., Aug. 8 at AdultSwim.com, we've got the exclusive sneak peek at the first preview of the show.
The series follows Black Dynamite, an ex-CIA agent and certified ladies man avenging his brother's death by battling it out week to week with kung fu masters, drug-dealing pimps and his nemesis, The Man.
AOL TV and Adult Swim are giving two readers the chance to take home this hilarious special. We're giving away one (1) DVD and one (1) Blu-ray copy of the 'Robot Chicken' feature.
The DVD and Blu-ray are packed with special features including: behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary, deleted scenes and more.
The Blu-ray features two exclusive bits: time lapses of animation and a Seth Green animation reference.
Read on to find out how to win!
'National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle' -- or the tongue-twisting acronym 'NTSF:SD:SUV::' -- was created by our pal Paul Scheer, who also stars (with hair!) as a member of an elite group of government agents tasked with protecting one of the country's biggest terrorist targets: San Diego.
Now San Diego might not sound like a hotbed of terrorist activity, but you'd be surprised at what Mexico, Canada and even Guam have cooking in southern California.
From the brilliantly warped mind of funnyman Rob Corddry, the former Web series-turned-live-action Adult Swim darling consistently brings the laughs, the beyond random plot lines and a cast that would look right at home in a big budget Hollywood blockbuster.
Yes, it's a sad reality that one day, the all-star 'Childrens' team -- including Megan Mullally, Ken Marino, Rob Huebel, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Malin Akerman and Henry Winkler -- could move on to other things. But could there be a day when Dr. Blake Downs hangs up his (fake) blood-stained scrubs, too?
I caught up with Corddry, who will soon be swapping his TV hospital duties and clown makeup -- watch the show! -- for a more normal role ("I play the white guy, basically.") in a new Fox comedy from Rob Thomas called 'Little in Common.' And speaking of Thomas, Corddry also teased what sounds like an epic 'Party Down' reunion on 'Childrens Hospital.'
Keep reading for more ...
They don't have any trailers or clips that I can share with you yet, but I do have scoop on the episodes, including some fun guest stars, and a few exclusive photos.
The season kicks off with 'Run Dr. Lola Spratt, Run.' Unfortunately some dumb kid chose the weekend to sink in some crazy quicksand, and we all know doctors don't work on the weekends. So, Sy (Henry Winkler) has to get the gang back together for the case.
VH1, formerly "Video Hits No. 1," has more sleazy reality shows on their lineup than the Fox Reality Channel. A&E focuses less and less on the "arts" and airs stuff that's barely "entertainment." MTV got so tired of people complaining that they didn't air music videos that they actually took the "music" out of their name.
And while this isn't true for EVERY channel on the dial (although Comedy Central came close when it picked up a show where robots fought each other and it wasn't an elaborate sketch written by Demetri Martin), it has since become a sad fact of TV life. One network, however, has proven that if you stick to what you do and know best, you'll smash the competition.
That network is Cartoon Network
Lindsay Lohan's Mom Wants on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Supercomputer to Face 'Jeopardy!' Champions and More
In an interview with RadarOnline, Lindsay's mom, Dina, said she was interested in appearing on the show even though her daughter turned it down, saying, "Lindsay actually told the woman at 'Dancing With the Stars' who made the offer that 'you need to take my mom!'"
No word on whether the producers listened to the suggestion, but since Dina's giving interviews about the conversation, we're betting they didn't.
In other TV news ...
• Jimmy Kimmel will grace TV screens for another two years. The comedian signed a new deal that will keep 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on the air through its 10th season. [Deadline]
• David Arquette is developing a new game show featuring celebrities making fun of themselves. The stars will rank their peers' likelihood to do crazy things like release a sex tape or tip the paparazzi on their location. [TV Guide]
• An I.B.M. supercomputer will challenge former 'Jeopardy!' champions. "The computer, 'Watson,' will face the two most successful players in 'Jeopardy' history, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in three episodes that will be broadcast Feb. 14-16, 2011," the New York Times reports. [NY Times]
According to Deadline Hollywood, Paul Scheer's 'NTSF: SD: SUV' has been picked up for 12 episodes. The procedural parody started out as a faux commercial on 'Children's Hospital' but has been spun off, with Scheer writing, starring and producing.
Rob Riggle, Brandon Johnson and and June Raphael appeared in the original spoof, some are expected to appear in the series, but not as regulars.
In other TV news ...
• Oprah Winfrey is getting her best ratings in nearly three years. The talk show host has regularly lost to 'Judge Judy,' but her recent chats with Michael Jackson's children, George W. Bush and Marie Osmond has lifter her to an average of 8.3 million viewers. [Hollywood Reporter]
• Jenny Gago has joined the cast of 'Southland.' Gago will recur Detective Josie Ochoa as the partner of Regina King's character. [TV Guide]
• CBS is developing a modern-day western. 'Desperado' comes from 'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker and follows a band of lawmen who enact cowboy-like justice on criminals. [Hollywood Reporter]
Adult Swim is one of the front-runners with a list of picks for "Most Hemptacular Moments" on their channel. They open the piece by admitting everyone always thinks they're high when coming up with their extremely oddball programming.
"The answer is that we don't require any substances to create the stuff that we do," the article claims. "Unless, of course, you count "money" as a substance."
Wow, it sounds like they're using cash for rolling papers. Maybe there is more money in late-night extended cable than we previously thought?
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are busy rehearsing for the new tour, which includes a set by comedian Neil Hamburger and the duo's band, Pusswhip Banggang. "It all comes together at the last minute," said Heidecker.
After that, they'll be working on their big screen debut, 'The Tim and Eric Billion Dollar Movie,' co-produced by Will Ferrell. But when that's finished, they wouldn't rule out coming back to the 'Awesome Show.' "You never know," Wareheim said. "We'll never say it's over."
As always, 'Childrens Hospital' is at the forefront of brutal satire. With the two patients in question an elderly black man and a young white boy, they could tackle sensitive race issues in an intelligent and thoughtful manner.
Faced with the moral dilemma that could become a public relations fiasco for the hospital, the Chief (Megan Mullally) made the only rational decision she could. "My instinct is to let them both die," she told her staff, to their eager enthusiasm.
For those who didn't hear, The Venture Bros. started either its fifth season or the second half of its fourth season on Sept. 12. Considering that the show hasn't been broadcast since December 2009, this is a significant thing.
In the event you've only just discovered the program, here's a quick run-down of some of the background and characters in this fun and sophisticated universe created by Jackson Publick.
The central four main characters are Dr. Rusty Venture, his sons Dean and Hank and their bodyguard Brock Samson (who was replaced in the most recent season by Sargeant Hatred, although Brock still features prevalently in the series).
At a concerned and confused look from a nearby nurse, he clarified that he meant that he literally wanted her to see his sexy costume. "Not kill her!" he vehemently denied, which of course doesn't raise any suspicions.
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