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Triumph Humps a Cat and Promotes 'The Jack and Triumph Show'

Ahead of The Jack and Triumph Show's premiere next Friday, Adult Swim released a new promo over the weekend, and it's a pretty solid indicator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's willingness to promote his new show: Give him something to hump, and in return he'll deliver the bare minimum amount of promotion required. The show premieres on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm.

John C. Reilly Is Returning as Dr. Steve Brule in Adult Swim Special 'Bagboy'

Great news for fans of John C. Reilly's Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule: Dr. Brule is getting his very own Adult Swim special next month. According to Entertainment Weekly, Reilly will return as Brule in a half-hour special called Bagboy set to air on Friday, February 20th at 12:30am. Here's what we can expect from the all-Brule special:

Several years ago, Brule starred in a sitcom pilot titled Bagboy about the employees and customers of Meyer’s Superfoods. In this pilot, he plays a bag boy who attempts to thwart a shoplifter while vying for the affections of a cashier named Daisy. Alas, Channel 5 ultimately shelved [...]

'The Heart, She Holler' and PFFR's Insane Trilogy of Ignorance

The production company PFFR, headlined by the infinitely unconventional Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alison Levy, have produced some of the most unique, challenging, (and naturally) hated programs to have graced Adult Swim, a channel already known for different, more absurd programming. In the past, PFFR created such brilliant experiments in television like MTV2’s Sesame Street-skewing, public-enraging Wonder Showzen, the CGI New Age-spouting, low-rated Xavier: Renegade Angel, or the most “mainstream” of their programs, Delocated, a series whose star is wearing a ski mask and has his voice modulated for its entirety.

But their latest entry, the Southern gothic, soap opera-aping, The Heart, She Holler, almost immediately proved that it [...]

Check Out Paul Scheer's Adult Swim Infomercial for "The Frank Pierre Resort & Casino"

From the mind of Paul Scheer, here's the latest infomercial to air at Adult Swim at 4:00am, this time for the luxurious destination known as "The Frank Pierre Resort & Casino." While the resort is, in fact, built on sacred Native American land, Frank Pierre (played by Newsreaders' Ray Wise) personally guarantees that the entire compound is "100% not haunted by ghosts."

Casper Kelly Calls "Too Many Cooks" a "Shower Idea"

"I think it was a shower idea – just simply the idea of a show sitcom open that doesn't stop. It made me laugh. But I didn't think it could work for 11 minutes so I didn't do anything with it. Then my coworker Jim Fortier (Squidbillies) told the idea to Mike Lazzo (head of Adult Swim) at a party and he laughed. So I decided to go for it. I told Mike I wasn't sure it could work for 11 minutes – just adding actors. Mike said even Andy Kaufman would only do that for about 4 minutes – and then I needed to start zigging and zagging. He [...]

Behold the First Promo for 'The Jack and Triumph Show'

The series premiere of The Jack and Triumph Show is just around the corner, and to get you excited Adult Swim just released the first promo featuring Triumph trying a bunch of viral internet fads to lock in the viewers. The show premieres on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm, so thankfully the wait isn't much longer.

Brett Gelman's New Adult Swim Special Airs on February 13th

Brett Gelman is returning to Adult Swim next month, and it's a family affair. His new special, titled Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family, will premiere on Friday, February 13th at 12:30am and costar Gelman with Tony Roberts and Patti LuPone. Gelman co-wrote Dinner with Family with Jason Woliner, who also directed the special. Check out Gelman's 2014 special Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends here.

Adult Swim Renews 'Black Jesus,' 'Mike Tyson Mysteries,' and 'Mr. Pickles'

Adult Swim just handed out three season renewals. The network announced today that it's given second season orders to its new Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg-created live-action series Black Jesus as well as animated shows Mike Tyson Mysteries and Mr. Pickles. Black Jesus has brought in particularly strong ratings for the network since premiering in August and ranked #1 on its time slot during its debut season run.

Getting Dark and Weird with Amy Sedaris and Scott Adsit

The Heart, She Holler, the odd little 11-minute-long Adult Swim show staring Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris and Heather Lawless is back for a 3rd season. Yes, it is as dark and weird as ever. It’s also even better than ever thanks to the addition of the hilarious Scott Adsit who’s taking over the role of Sheriff originally played by Joe Sikora. Talking to Adsit and Sedaris was not only fun, because I’m a fan of both of them, but also because it was really fun seeing how much they both truly admire each other.

"Too Many Cooks" Is the Most Insane and Perfect Sitcom Opening of All Time

In addition to Scharpling and Wurster's Newbridge tourism ad, another informercial that ran at the 4:00am time slot on Adult Swim this week is "Too Many Cooks," a retro opening TV credits parody/nightmarish hellscape experience not meant for the weak of heart or mind. This informercial comes from the mind of Chris "Casper" Kelly — co-creator of Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell and writer for Squidbillies, Harvey Birdman, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force — and is…well, it's better seen than explained. Be warned that this video will cause vivid auditory hallucinations of the catchy "Too Many Cooks" theme song for the rest of your life.

Chris Rock Guest Stars on Tonight's 'Eric Andre Show'

The latest season of Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show has so far featured stars like Seth Rogen and Jimmy Kimmel and an episode takeover by Hannibal Buress, and tonight's new episode should be just as entertaining when guest Chris Rock joins Andre on the street for a new installment of "Bird Up!" The episode airs on Adult Swim tonight at 12:15am. Check out a preview clip via The Howard Stern Show below:

'The Jack and Triumph Show' Premieres on Adult Swim February 20th

Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's new Adult Swim show now has a premiere date. At TCA over the weekend, Adult Swim announced that The Jack and Triumph Show will premiere on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm. Robert Smigel called the show "an odd experiment" at TCA, noting the show's use of the multi-cam format:

“We have a big concern that people are going to look at the aesthetics and just dismiss it,” Smigel told TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Viewers could “easily assume these guys are slumming in a multi-cam.” But the whole point of the experiment is to put [...]

Hannibal Buress Takes Over 'The Eric Andre Show' Tonight

When The Eric Andre Show airs tonight at 12:15am, the roles of host and sidekick will finally be reversed when Hannibal Buress takes over for a special edition of The Hannibal Buress Show. Adult Swim just released the above sneak peek of the episode, and it looks like Buress will be creating plenty of chaos during his turn behind the desk.

Check Out Adult Swim's "Salad Mixxxer" Infomercial Starring Kurt Braunohler

Adult Swim has a strange policy with how and when they post their 4:00am infomercials on YouTube, but since last week's "Too Many Cooks" hit a million views they've uploaded two more recent infomercials online. In addition to Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster's Newbridge infomercial, yesterday they also uploaded "The Salad Mixxxer," which ran on the network in early October and stars Kurt Braunohler as a '60s-era TV salesman showing a batch of restless housewives (Liz Cackowski, Carly Craig, and Betsy Sodaro) the latest NSFW kitchen tool on the market. Fun fact: "Salad Mixxxer" was co-directed by David Soldinder and Ken Marino.