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Jon Glaser Will Star in and Create the Adult Swim Pilot 'Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter'

Jon Glaser is making another show for Adult Swim. Variety reports that he's creating and starring in a pilot for the network called Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter. The show follows Neon Joe, a man with a mysterious past who fights werewolves in the town of Garrity, Vermont (aka "B&B Town, USA!"). Paul Rudd and Delocated's Steve Cirbus also appear in the pilot.

Glaser went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in costume as the character last year, but we assumed it was a joke. Here's how he described the show to Vulture:

It’s about a guy that wears neon but he also hates werewolves … He wears [...]

Brett Gelman's 'Dinner with Friends' Is One of the Darkest and Funniest Things on TV

Adult Swim has long been committed to airing some of the most innovative, writer-driven comedies on TV, and that trend continues with Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a half-hour one-off special from comedian Brett Gelman and director Jason Woliner that debuts tonight at midnight on the network. Gelman and Woliner have been collaborating for years now, most recently on the Adult Swim's show Eagleheart, which Woliner co-writes and directs and Gelman acts on, and with Dinner with Friends, they've created something that's every bit as funny, dark, and fast-paced as Eagleheart is, and something completely unlike anything else on television.

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.

'Childrens Hospital' Renewed for Sixth Season to Air in 2015

Rob Corddry's hit Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital has been renewed by Adult Swim for a sixth season. Filming will begin this summer in Los Angeles and the new season will premiere sometime next year. Corddry noted that the new season will go back to the original hospital setting after the gang's adventures in Japan last season:

We're placing the Childrens gang safely back in their hospital next season, having spent last season in Japan, so fans can expect the kind of tomfoolery that endeared them to Childrens Hospital back when they were youngsters. Stuff like absurdity, flights of fancy, hard-hitting fake drama, soft-hitting fake drama, farcical door slamming, [...]

Talking to Brett Gelman About His New Adult Swim Special

Tomorrow night, Adult Swim is airing Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a new half-hour special starring comedian Brett Gelman and directed by Jason Woliner, who co-wrote the script with Gelman. Beginning as a talk show Gelman hosts over a meal with six Hollywood actors a la Jon Favreau's Dinner for Five, Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends quickly takes a turn and descends into an evening of psychological torture. Like Eagleheart, the Adult Swim show Gelman acts on and Woliner is a writer, director, and producer on, Dinner with Friends is fast-paced, funny, and unlike anything else on TV.

I recently talked with Brett Gelman [...]

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.

A Guide to Your Favorite Sitcom TV Writers on Twitter

Last month we compiled a complete guide to all the best late night and sketch show writers on Twitter, from talk shows to SNL to Comedy Central's crop of new and returning sketch series. This round we're highlighting the writing staffs of some of the finest sitcoms and animated series on television today, from both established network regulars like Community and Parks and Rec to breakthrough newcomers like Broad City, Silicon Valley, and Rick and Morty. Writing for a television show is above all a collaborative effort, so here's a zoomed-in glance at the teams hard at work to keep you hooked on all your favorite shows week [...]

Watch a Trailer for Brett Gelman's New Adult Swim Special

Last week, Adult Swim announced that they're premiering a new special called Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends that Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner (Eagleheart) made together, and here's a teaser trailer for the special. It's a Dinner for Five-esque conversation show (featuring guests Dale Dickey, Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed, Alison Pill, Lance Reddick, and Alex Karpovsky) that takes a frightening turn and devolves into Gelman psychologically torturing his guests.

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.