Adult Swim has been quietly airing this fake infomercial for "For-Profit Online University" all this week at 4am. FPOU is a one-off special from a conglomerate of former Onion writers called Wild Aggressive Dog, which is made up of Geoff Haggerty, Dan Klein, Matthew Klinman, Michael Pielocik, Chris Sartinsky, and Sam West. FPOU was written and directed by West, with some writing assistance from the other Wild Aggressive Dog writers, and it stars Nicole Byer, Nick Corirossi, and Brian Huskey, among others. The network has been airing faux-infomercial's late at night, like Michael Ian Black's series You're Whole or Rob Huebel's one-off Dragon Shumway knife infomercial, but FPOU is the [...]
Adult Swim recently released this rejected pilot for a potential show online. Called The New Big Ball, it was a 2010 pilot for a game show hosted by Neil Hamburger that was directed and produced by Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim. Tim & Eric also wrote the show alongside Neil Hamburger. We recently included The New Big Ball on a list of TV pilots we most want to see put online, and then Adult Swim uploaded it a week later.
When Adult Swim's Eagleheart returns tonight, the show will feel a little different. For one, the season premiere is the first 30-minute episode (it usually runs 15 minutes), but the major change to Eagleheart this season is that the writers are telling one long, serialized story like a TV drama.
I've seen four episodes of the 10-part season, called Paradise Rising, and it finds Eagleheart expanding the scope of its storytelling and character development while going off into some stranger, more unexpected tangents than the show has explored in the past. It's still the fast-paced, joke-dense series it was in seasons one or two, but the focus on an ongoing [...]
It's been three years since comedy duo Tim & Eric's last TV show, Tim and Eric's Awesome Show Great Job!, ended its run, but they're back tomorrow night with the pilot for their new Adult Swim series, Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories. It's a Twilight Zone-esque anthology series, with the first episode involving Tim, Eric, and guest star Zach Galifianakis living in a haunted house to receive their grandfather's inheritance.
Bedtime Stories is just one of many projects Tim Heidecker has in the works. He's also releasing a soft-rock album with his band Heidecker & Wood, playing a recurring role on the current season of Eastbound & Down, [...]
The ensemble cast for Adam Scott's next Greatest Event in Television History special on Adult Swim is slowly being announced. Vulture reports that Kathryn Hahn, who acted alongside Scott in Parks and Rec, will be part of the cast, which already includes Scott and Chelsea Peretti. The new Greatest Event special, the series' third, will air on Adult Swim at midnight on November 7th. Scott calls this one, "by far the stupidest one we've done yet. Almost embarrassingly stupid. Hopefully in a funny way." This will be the second-to-last Greatest Event in Television History special, with the ultimate one expected to air early next year.
Each Greatest [...]