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Team Venture will get its own line of merchandise

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jan 8th 2010 10:30AM
The Venture Brothers are about to get their own toy line.Venture Brothers, the funniest and best written show that -- inexplicably -- nobody watches, is getting its own line of toys and collectibles.

The appropriately named Bif Bang Pow!, a collectibles manufacturer, announced today a deal with Cartoon Network to make a new line of toys based on the Adult Swim animated comedy. Fans can look for a collection of action figures, bobble heads, vehicle models and other goodies.

This is a great sign for a show that deserves a lot more attention than it gets. As well-written as The Simpsons or South Park, Venture Brothers shows off spot-on parody and multi-layered jokes in every episode.

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The Venture Bros.' James Urbaniak interviewed in a bathtub

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 8th 2009 8:30PM
Yes, you read that right. Someone took the time to sit down and penetrate the delightful, twisted mind of actor/writer James Urbaniak from The Venture Brothers... in a bathtub.

It was part of comedian Sara Benincasa's web chat series "Gettin' Wet" in which noted humorists and comedians sit down to have a probing and in-depth discussion of their pathos and the process of artistic achievement and creation... in a tub. If you haven't figured out yet that this actually takes place in a literal bathtub filled with soapy water, then no one can really help at this point.

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What's On Tonight: Hannah Montana, Robin Williams, Alice, Cold Case

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 6th 2009 12:04PM
  • The Amazing RaceAt 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then the season finale of The Amazing Race and a new Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by Vikings vs. the Cardinals.
  • At 7:30, Disney has a new Hannah Montana.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Extreme Makeover, then new episodes of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters.
  • FOX has the BCS Selection Show at 8.
  • Hallmark has the movie Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle at 8.
  • Also at 8: TLC has Crazy Christmas Lights, followed by Invasion of the Christmas Lights.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Jonas.
  • At 9, Syfy has the premiere of Alice.
  • Showtime has a new Dexter at 9, followed by a new Californication.
  • HBO has Robin Williams: Weapons of Self-Destruction at 9.
  • At 11:45, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken, then new episodes of The Venture Brothers and Metalocalypse.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Adult Swim lets you build your own DVD online

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 23rd 2009 3:03PM
Now you can make your own Adult Swim DVD in memory of Number 24.This is the age of personalized entertainment on demand. It's also the age of talking wads of meat and animated fart jokes. Finally, all of that can now come together on your home DVD player.

Adult Swim fans can now go online and create a disc full of their favorite episodes from the channel's top shows with the Build Your Custom DVD tool.

For $20, you get 110 minutes worth of space to build a DVD. You can choose any of the available episodes from such series as Venture Brothers (right), Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Sealab 2021. After arranging them in your preferred order, you give your DVD a name, description and cover art before paying for it and burning your unique creation.

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What's On Tonight: 60 Minutes, Next Iron Chef, American Dad

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 22nd 2009 12:12PM
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • At 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and Three Rivers.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Eagles vs. the Bears.
  • FOX has a new Brothers at 7.
  • Lifetime has the movie Unstable at 7.
  • Syfy has the movie Lightning Strikes at 7, followed by the movie Fire From Below.
  • At 8, ABC has the American Music Awards.
  • FOX has a new episode of The Simpsons at 8, then new episodes of The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, and American Dad.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • HBO has the season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Dexter at 9, followed by a new Californication.
  • Food Network has the season finale of Next Iron Chef at 9.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of Cowboys & Outlaws at 9.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has a new episode of The Venture Brothers, then a new Metalocalypse.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: The Prisoner, Next Iron Chef, Curb Your Enthusiasm

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 15th 2009 12:07PM
  • The Venture BrothersAt 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Three Rivers, and Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Patriots vs. the Colts.
  • At 8, FOX has a new episode of The Simpsons, then new episodes The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, and American Dad.
  • PBS has a new Nature at 8, followed by a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • AMC has the premiere of The Prisoner at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, then a new Next Iron Chef.
  • Also at 8: Lifetime Movie Network has Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted.
  • At 9, HBO has a new Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  • There's a new Dexter on Showtime at 9, followed by a new Californication.
  • History Channel has a new WWII in HD at 9.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has a new episode of The Venture Brothers, then a new Metalocalypse.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Amazing Race, Family Guy, Dexter, Bored To Death

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 8th 2009 12:15PM
Mad Men
  • At 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Three Rivers, and Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Cowboys vs. the Eagles.
  • FOX has a new Brothers at 7, then new episodes of American Dad, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show, and The Cleveland Show.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Ed, Edd, 'N Eddy at 7.
  • At 7:30, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • At 8, PBS has a new Nature, then a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • At 9, HBO has a new Curb Your Enthusiasm, followed by the season finale of Bored To Death.
  • Showtime has a new Dexter at 9, then a new Californication.
  • Food Network has a new Next Iron Chef at 9, then a new Iron Chef America.
  • Syfy has 2012: Startling New Secrets at 9.
  • At 10, AMC has the season finale of Mad Men.
  • Discovery has a new Storm Chasers at 10.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has a new episode of The Venture Brothers, followed by a new Metalocalypse.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: 60 Minutes, Extreme Makeover, Californication

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 1st 2009 12:11PM
  • Desperate HousewivesSyfy is showing V: The Final Battle all night.
  • At 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Three Rivers, and Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7.
  • At 8, FOX has Game 4 of The World Series.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, followed by new episodes of Next Iron Chef and Iron Chef America.
  • Nickelodeon has a new Dora The Explorer at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • There's a new Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO at 9, then a new Bored To Death.
  • Also at 9: Showtime has a new Dexter, followed by a new Californication.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • VH-1 has the series premiere of Sex Rehab at 10.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has a new episode of The Venture Brothers.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Amazing Race, Dexter, Next Iron Chef, Mad Men

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 25th 2009 12:10PM
  • The BlobNickelodeon has a marathon of The Nanny all night.
  • Travel Channel has a Man vs. Food marathon all night.
  • At 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Three Rivers, and Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Giants vs. the Cardinals.
  • At 7:30, FOX has Baseball Playoffs, the Yankees vs. the Angels.
  • At 8, PBS has a new Nature, then a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 9, followed by new episodes of Next Iron Chef and Iron Chef America.
  • Also at 8: TCM has The Blob, then Die, Monster, Die!
  • At 9, HBO has a new Curb Your Enthusiasm, followed by a new Bored To Death.
  • Showtime has a new Dexter at 9, then a new Californication.
  • History Channel has a new, two-hour MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Animal Planet has Werewolves: The Dark Survivors at 9.
  • Hallmark has the movie Always and Forever at 9.
  • Retro TV has two episodes of the original Mike Hammer at 9, followed by The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has a new episode of Venture Brothers.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Venture Bros. premieres October 18

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 13th 2009 11:03AM
doc hammer and jackson publickIn case you have not heard already, the fourth season of Venture Bros. arrives on [adult swim] at midnight on October 18 (meaning the night of the 18th, technically the morning of the 19th). Mark your calendars.

This news has already been floating around for a while, thanks to sites like the Mantis-Eye Experiment, but things have been confirmed by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer during their panel at DragonCon. Some footage of this has finally been released by AdultSwim.com, so you can stop crawling around YouTube for people's crappy cell phone recordings.

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Why aren't Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick crazy-famous?

by Annie Wu, posted Jul 29th 2009 7:02PM
Doc and JacksonAs our own John Scott Lewinski pointed out in his interview with Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick, the Venture Bros. masterminds, the show is a cult treasure, but not so hot in the big picture.

It's a source of perpetual heartbreak for me, knowing that the many people I convert with my DVDs are just a mere drop in the bucket. Even worse, despite the insane number of fans that flood convention floors to hear Hammer and Publick talk, other [adult swim] celebrities of arguably less awesome programming get the mainstream love. Just check out this great LA Weekly interview (and photoshoot, ladies) with Hammer and Publick to remind yourself why these guys are so marvelous.

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Best and Worst of 2008: Annie's List

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 6th 2009 1:26PM

BEST

Summer Heights High: Including this Australian show from 2007 is only kind of, sort of cheating because it premiered in America (HBO) this year. Ha! Loophole! Anyway, this show was a great discovery and it's worth a look if you're into mockumentaries. Chris Lilley's performance(s) were hilarious and I am not ashamed to admit I still get "Naughty Girl" stuck in my head every once in a while.

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The Venture Bros: The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together (Part II) (season finale)

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 25th 2008 8:42AM
24 and 21
(S03E13) It feels like the third season started only yesterday, but it's over, kids. Even though it didn't end with a massive cliff-hanger like in previous seasons, it certainly went out with a bang. Because the lovely, creative people that make this wonderful show can feel our pain in waiting, Season Four is already in production and actors will be recording next month. Calm yourselves. If you're still looking for goodness to get your fix, check out our VB-related posts.

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What's On Tonight: Law and Order: CI, Mad Men, Venture Brothers

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 24th 2008 4:02PM
  • Olympic ringsAt 7, NBC has the final night of the Olympics.
  • G4 has a new Hurl! at 7.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • ESPN2 has The Breeder's Cup Challenge horse race.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 8.
  • G4 counts down the 20 hottest Women of the Web at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece.
  • USA has the season finale of Law and Order: CI at 9.
  • History Channel has a new Ice Road Truckers at 9.
  • Nickelodeon has a new Nick News special at 9.
  • Also at 9: HBO has the season finale of Generation Kill.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Gene Simmons' Family Jewels.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • BBC America has a new Skins at 10.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has the season finale of Venture Brothers.
  • IFC has the series premiere of Z Rock at 11:30.
  • At 12:30am, Cartoon Network has a new Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Watch Michael Sinterniklaas get his hair cut - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 23rd 2008 10:26AM
Mike SinterniklaasCheck out this new AdultSwim.com interview with voice actor Michael Sinterniklaas, who plays, among other characters in the cartoon world, Dean Venture of The Venture Bros. In this video, you get to watch him get his hair cut. Oh, and he talks about The Venture Bros. but that's really secondary to my original intention of making sure you coiffure-fetish folks get your fill even on a TV site.

The best part is his Patrick Warburton impression, which was brief but sounded pretty spot-on. Apparently, all it takes to do a decent Brock voice is to drop your tone down, groan with frustration and say, "Ahh, boys..." Sinterniklaas also shares a story about one of his biggest fans' Dean tattoo, which is sweet and further enforces that the folks on Venture Bros. are super wonderful to their fans. Click after the jump and check it out.

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