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'Frisky Dingo's Equalizing Bottle Episode Proves That Laughter is the Best Medicine

‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined

"I know, I know. Nothing hurts like a scrape."

Frisky Dingo might have been Adult Swim’s craziest program that you never saw. Lasting a mere two seasons, the series was created by rapid dialogue extraordinaires Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, fresh off the heels of Sealab 2021’s cancelation. While a much broader program than Sealab, Frisky Dingo was also the stronger indication of the voice that Reed and Thompson would so strongly cultivate and would later be [...]

Adult Swim Announces Pilots and Specials from Jon Daly, Seth Green, Tim and Eric, Jon Glaser, Brad Neely, and More

Ahead of its upfront presentation next week, Adult Swim just revealed its huge slate of upcoming pilots, including a new animated sketch show from China, IL's Brad Neely called TV Sucks, Jon Glaser's Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter, and a '60s golf championship special starring Adam Scott and Jon Daly. In addition, there will be more Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories and Robot Chicken, a third Dinner special from Brett Gelman, and a children's program parody hosted by Brian Huskey. Check out the full slate below, via The Wrap:

The Ever-Expanding World of 'China, IL'

Season 3 of Adult Swim's China, IL premieres Sunday, April 5th at 11:30 p.m and according to the show's creator, Brad Neely, this season marks the first time that the creative team has truly felt both comfortable and in control. In addition to China, IL, Neely is also known for Wizard People, Dear Reader — his alternative audio accompaniment to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone — along with consulting work on South Park and his unique blend of art, music and video shorts on creasedcomics.com. I talked to Neely (and China, IL Executive Producer Daniel Weidenfeld) about the show, the humor of history and the blurry lines of copyright [...]

Derrick Beckles and the Art of Weirdness

Derrick Beckles has made his career out of pursuing the subversive and strange. Growing up in Canada, Beckles was inspired by the absurdity of infomercials and paid programming, eventually creating TV Carnage, a compilation of bad clips from public access shows and infomercials. In addition to creating these compilations, Beckles has directed several music videos, helped shape the humor in VICE, and is currently working on a sitcom called The Hopes in which Courtney Love plays his wife. I spoke with Beckles about his eclectic jobs, being accessible to mainstream audiences, and his current stint as host of Hot Package. The second season of the show airs every Friday at 12:30 a.m. [...]

Here's the First Trailer for Dr. Steve Brule's Return in 'Bagboy'

Get ready, Dr. Brule fans, because John C. Reilly's hit character returns to Adult Swim tomorrow night. The network released the first trailer for the Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim-produced half-hour special Bagboy today, in which Brule fans can finally watch his lost sitcom: "Pablo Meyers presents Bagboy: a sitcom pilot from Steven Brule about the shoppers and employees of Meyer’s Superfoods. The pilot was made several years ago by Steven Brule but was shelved by Channel 5 due to its substandard quality and low entertainment value." See the pilot for yourself on Adult Swim tomorrow night at 12:30am.

'Rick and Morty's New 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Is a Perfect Mini-Crossover

Here's the couch gag for this Sunday's upcoming Simpsons season finale, in which Adult Swim's Rick and Morty accidentally kill Springfield's favorite family and need to figure out how to right their wrong. It's a perfect cross-over between the two shows, bringing the Simpsons into the insane sci-fi world of Rick and Morty without overstaying its welcome by stretching out for a full episode.

The Next Season of 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Will Be Its Last

Get ready for the end of an era on Adult Swim. In a press release today, the network revealed that the upcoming season of Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro's Aqua Teen Hunger Force, now titled Aqua Teen Force Forever, will debut on Sunday, June 21st at midnight, and it will also mark the thirteenth and final season of the animated series. Here's what you can expect from the season:

In this latest installment of the fantastic adventures of Meatwad, Master Shake, Frylock and Carl, a court ruling has made divorce illegal in America. Heavily-armed, unhappy couples across the continent are tearing each other apart, and it's up to Aqua [...]

'Sealab 2021's Super Stripped-Down Bottle Episode Is a Masterclass in Minimalist TV

‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined

“The power’s out, Debbie.” “I know!”

Adam Reed is a very talented comedy writer. He’s currently doing standout work on Archer, but before that, he was slowly refining his voice and building a style on cruder programs, like his first effort, Sealab 2021.The series was basically a re-appropriation of the outlandish series from the ‘70s with a crew stationed underwater.

The episode features the simplest of plots: the power has gone out and the fusebox must be [...]

Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Nick Offerman, and More Show Up in the Season 6 'Childrens Hospital' Trailer

At long last, Rob Corddry's Childrens Hospital returns for a sixth season on Friday, March 20th at midnight. Adult Swim released the first trailer today, which features a ton of guest stars like Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tony Hale, David Wain, and Nick Offerman as a mustachioed detective.

The "Icelandic Ultra-Blue" Controversy Continues: Read H. Jon Benjamin's Retort for Mike Lazzo

The ongoing creative dispute between David Cross/H. Jon Benjamin and Adult Swim exec Mike Lazzo just got more intense. After a series of messages between Cross and Lazzo — catch up with part 1, part 2, and part 3 of the dispute — Benjamin sent us an email this morning with a retort of his own, and he even attached an 11-page budget document to refute Lazzo's claim that he and Cross were "just too expensive" to earn a series order for their Paid Programming pilot, called "Icelandic Ultra-Blue," in 2009. Read Benjamin's full message to Lazzo below, lightly edited for clarity:

Jason Alexander to Play a Psychotherapist in Adult Swim Pilot

Jason Alexander to might be Adult Swim's next star. THR reports that Alexander has signed on to star in a quarter-hour live-action pilot by Adam Lustick (Harvard Sailing Team, The Office, Silicon Valley). The untitled pilot will follow Alexander as "an award-winning psychotherapist who snaps one day and his therapy with his patients becomes more and more bizarre. However, he's such a celebrated doctor that his peers are reluctant to question his strange and unconventional methods." If the pilot goes to series, it will make Alexander's first TV comedy starring role since the short-lived 2004 CBS series Listen Up. Since then he's appeared on a couple comedies (China, [...]

Eric Andre Announces 'The Eric Andre Show's Season 4 Renewal on 'Conan'

Eric Andre made a quick appearance during last night's Conan to make a very special announcement: The Eric Andre Show is returning to Adult Swim for a fourth season. No word yet on when the season will air, but Andre shared the news through the classic "bloody man with candy-covered underwear falls out of a piñata" method.

Triumph Gets Some Valuable Stalking Tips from the Paparazzi

If you haven't been watching Adult Swim's The Jack and Triumph Show, here's a perfect example of what you've been missing. In this clip, Triumph tries a job that earns much lower respect than his usual gig as an insult comic when he meets up with the paparazzi for some insider tips. Triumph asks some hard-hitting questions too: "So what's more painful: Having your foot run over by Britney Spears, or taking a good, hard, long look at your life?"

Inside 'The Jack and Triumph Show' with Jack McBrayer

Playing the lovable but slightly creepy Kenneth the Page on NBC's 30 Rock from 2006-2013 brought Jack McBrayer to fame, but he's delivered that trademark sunny Georgian charm to tons of onscreen roles and television appearances. McBrayer has long served as a reliable supporting player on both the improv stage and television screen, but tonight he's the star alongside a brash plastic dog puppet with a flair for pop culture-grounded insults. The Jack and Triumph Show, a brand new Adult Swim series from the minds of Robert Smigel and Michael Koman, boasts perhaps the ultimate yin-yang comedy pair: Smigel's poop-obsessed Rottweiler Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is the perfect [...]