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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Dan Harmon and 'Harold & Kumar' Included in Adult Swim's Eight Pilot Orders

I don't know if it's a good or bad sign for him returning to Community, but Dan Harmon is producing a 30-minute animated pilot for Adult Swim, as one of the eight new pilots they're considering. The show, Rick & Morty, is about "A genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson, and the journeys in life they share." It sure sounds like an Adult Swim pilot. Also, the writers (Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg) and stars (John Cho and Kal Penn) of the Harold & Kumar series are all signed to make an animated show out of the mini-hamburger-built film franchise. Below are the other six shows, including a series about freestyle rapping in the office, which if it wasn't a thing, I guess, will become one.

Colonel Wallace (Working Title) – An eccentric southern fried chicken magnate and his adventures with his family. Created by Greg Cohen (Conan O’Brien, King of the Hill, TV Funhouse). (15-minute animated)

Coffin Dodgers – A group of misfit grumps get into Animal House-style trouble at a cozy suburban retirement home. From Dave Silverstein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together). (30-minute animated)

Green Bench: The American Day Dream – A group of friends have pooled their money to buy a large office space for their business. The only problem is they haven’t quite figured out what that business is. In the meantime, it’s an awesome headquarters where their petty, self-centered, and mischievous minds can wander. From the internet sketch comedy sensation Green Bench and produced by Dakota Pictures. (30-minute live-action)

Freestyle Love Supreme – These I.T. guys work on their freestyle rapping at the office, much to the annoyance of their co-workers. From Ars Nova (Black Dynamite, In the Heights). (30-minute live-action)

King Star King – King Star King is a modern day he-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot. From artist JJ Villard (Monsters Vs. Aliens) and Eric Kaplan (Big Bang Theory). (15-minute animated)

Rolling With Dad – A brilliant, but disabled man deals with his much less intelligent family. From Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter; Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows; The Hard Times of RJ Berger) and David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of RJ Berger). (30-minute animated)

  • MattV

    Can't hurt to have a back-up plan