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Looking at 'Rick and Morty's Meticulously-Crafted First Season

The inaugural season of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s runaway Cronenbergian monster of a hit, Rick and Morty, wrapped last night, ending a nearly flawless season of ambitious animated television. The scope and complexity of Rick and Morty should be no surprise considering that Harmon is no stranger to ambitious, meticulously-constructed television on his other series, Community. What’s especially worth noting in Harmon and Roiland's collaboration this time around is that Rick and Morty is essentially your only hope to standing up against the unforgiving universe(s) and all of its bleakness.

It’s also a very, very funny show.

Creator Aaron McGruder Is Not Involved in the Upcoming Fourth Season of 'The Boondocks'

Adult Swim's critically-acclaimed animated comedy The Boondocks returns for a fourth and final season on April 21st, but its creator, Aaron McGruder, won't be returning with it, The LA Times reports. The studio behind the show, Sony, said in a release that the new season  "was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined." McGruder, who served as The Boondocks' showrunner for its first three seasons and created the comic strip upon which the show is based, has been busy with his new live-action Adult Swim series, Black Jesus.

Aaron McGruder released the following statement on the [...]

Adult Swim Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with 'An Buachaill Cé a Ith dá Athair'

Adult Swim has posted the weirdest ode to St. Patrick ever with the above short film An Buachaill Cé a Ith dá Athair, which is really just an onslaught of ridiculous foreign production company bumpers. Trying to explain what this is only takes away from its delightful strangeness, so have a watch.

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington's Live Oscars Special Is the Only Awards Show Coverage You Need

Last night, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington aired their second annual live On Cinema Oscars special on Adult Swim's website, which you can watch in full above. Considering how painfully dramatic the Academy Awards tend to be, you'll find way more entertainment in Heidecker and Turkington's nearly five hours of expert coverage, which even includes some trivia, fun facts, and hot movie recommendations from the guys.

Here's a Promo for Season 3 of Adult Swim's 'Steve Brule'

It's been nearly two years since the last season of John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim's Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, but the show's returning to Adult Swim with new episodes February 27th and here's a promo for Season 3.

Brett Gelman Has a New Adult Swim Special Premiering April 24th

Adult Swim is set to premiere a new TV special later this month from Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner (Eagleheart), Splitsider has learned. Called Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends, the 30-minute special will air Thursday, April 24th, at midnight. Written by Gelman and Woliner and was directed by Woliner, the special stars Gelman as himself, inviting his Hollywood friends over for "a lively night of dining, tasty showbiz chit-chat, and psychological torture." Gelman's dinner guests include Dale Dickey, Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed, Alison Pill, Lance Reddick, and Alex Karpovsky as themselves, and Anthony Atamanuik as Joey Fillipiano.

To whet your appetite, here's the last project Brett Gelman and [...]

Adult Swim Renews 'Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell' for a Second Season

In a press release, Adult Swim has announced that it's renewed its live-action series Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, starring Henry Zebrowski (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Craig Rowin (@midnight) and created by Dave Willis and Chris "Casper" Kelly of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies fame. The show follows a lazy associate demon named Gary (Zebrowski) as he attempts to rise the underworld corporate ranks by capturing human souls on Earth, only to be constantly stabbed in the back by his coworker Claude (Rowin). The second season will reportedly follow Gary as he learns how to appear on people's shoulders and tempt them, plus an [...]

Adult Swim Premieres a New Episode of 'Rick and Morty' on Instagram

Well here's a television network first: Adult Swim has premiered the newest episode of Rick and Morty via the show's official Instagram account. Because of Instagram's 15-second video length limitations, the episode has been sliced up into over one hundred clips. Click through to watch the first five, or head on over to the Rick and Morty Instagram page to endure one of the most bizarre TV show premiere techniques ever.

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Are Doing a Live Oscars Special

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington are getting ready to cover the 2014 Oscars for Adult Swim. The pair, who host the movie review podcast and Adult Swim web series On Cinema at the Cinema, will be presenting a live webcast during the Oscars on Sunday on AdultSwim.com. This is the second year in a row On Cinema has done an Oscars telecast. The Second Annual On Cinema At The Cinema At The Oscars Special will be broadcast at the same time as the Oscars, Sunday at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

Check out a promo for Heidecker and Turkington's Oscar special below:

Alan Tudyk Takes Over for Mather Zickel as Host of Adult Swim's 'Newsreaders'

Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital spinoff Newsreaders, an absurdist take on 60 Minutes-esque magazine shows that premiered last year, is getting a new host for its second season. Season 1 host Mather Zickel has been cast in the Will Ferrell/Adam McKay-produced NBC sitcom Bad Judge, starring Kate Walsh, so Alan Tudyk will be the host for Season 2, which is expected to debut later this year. Like Zickel, Tudyk is an actor who's skilled with both comedic and dramatic acting and has that same ability to play newsmen and TV hosts well.

Created by Childrens Hospital trio Rob Corddry, David Wain, and Jonathan Stern, Newsreaders was renewed for a [...]

Watch the Trailer for the Fourth and Final Season of 'The Boondocks'

Adult Swim just released this trailer for the new season of The Boondocks. Premiering April 21st, the fourth season will be the show's last and it'll be the first time Boondocks has run new episodes in nearly four years. As previously reported, The Boondocks' creator/showrunner Aaron McGruder departed prior to the start of the new season and was not involved with it, which is often something that can kill a show creatively but we'll see how things goes.

A Guide to Your Favorite Late Night and Sketch TV Writers on Twitter

There are tons of great late night and sketch comedy shows on television these days, and behind each one is a staff of writers hard at work to ensure their respective late night host or starring cast puts on the funniest and most finely tuned performance possible. We're in the midst of a rerun week for shows like Conan, SNL, and The Daily Show, so with that in mind, here's a complete writing staff breakdown of some of the best sketch and late night shows on TV, including a handy guide to whose Twitter feeds you can invade to get your minute-by-minute comedy fix.

Adult Swim Orders a Series Called 'Black Jesus' from 'The Boondocks' Creator Aaron McGruder

Adult Swim announced today that they've ordered a new live-action series from Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks. Called Black Jesus, the show follows Jesus Christ living in present day Compton, spreading peace and love to his followers. Newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson, who did voices for Grand Theft Auto V, will play Black Jesus, with Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, and John Witherspoon in supporting roles. Black Jesus is expected to debut on the cable network  later this year.

Adult Swim aired three seasons of The Boondocks from 2005 to 2010, with the fourth set to debut sometime this spring as the show returns from a four year-long hiatus. Black [...]

'Apocalypse Now'-ish: Exploring and Understanding 'Eagleheart's Ambitious Latest Season

Where would Jaws be without its malfunctioning mecha-shark? Or Apocalypse Now and its malfunctioning mecha-Brando? The unintentional influence of circumstance can lead to some unpredictable and wonderful things, and that is certainly the case with the most recent season of Adult Swim’s Eagleheart (entirely available online).

The Jason Woliner-helmed project, starring Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer, and Brett Gelman and co-written by Woliner, Michael Koman, and Andrew Weinberg, has always flown under the radar on Adult Swim, despite an impressive list of guest stars (Conan O'Brien, Dean Norris, Ben Stiller, Mickey Rooney, and most recently, Joe Estevez) and a steady output of bizarre scenarios. The show recently wrapped up [...]