During Dan Harmon's Community exodus last year, he went and created another TV show, this one for Adult Swim. Called Rick and Morty, the new animated series was co-created by Harmon and Justin Roiland, and it premieres tonight at 10:30.
Based on a rejected pilot Roiland made for Harmon's monthly video competition Channel 101 in 2006 called "The Real Adventures of Doc and Mharti," Rick and Morty is a Back to the Future-inspired sci-fi comedy about a sociopathic scientist and his grandson going on wild adventures. I recently had the chance to talk to Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland about how the new show came to be, how they [...]
Comedian and Best Show on WFMU host Tom Scharpling has broken into voice acting. He's playing a regular character on the new Cartoon Network Steven Universe, which premiered on Monday. The show follows a young boy working with a team of intergalactic female warriors to protect the universe, and Scharpling voices his dad, Greg Universe, a heavyset balding man with long hair in the back. Scharpling's character shows up in the back half of the first episode, which you can check out here.
Scharpling previously voiced a character on an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but this is his first regular job on an animated show. After [...]
Bob's Burgers will be around for years to come. Fox announced today that they've renewed the animated comedy for a fifth season that will consist of 22 episodes. Season 5 will air during the 2014-15 TV season, while Season 4 is set to debut this Sunday along with the rest of Fox's animated block. Bob's Burgers earned its second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Comedy Series this year.
Bob's Burgers is the first show from Fox's Sunday night animated lineup to be renewed for 2014-15. Because of how much longer it takes to prep animated shows, they're typically renewed in the fall of the previous season rather than the spring, [...]
Adult Swim is no longer the only late night animated game in town. This weekend, the Fox network premiered its new Saturday night 11pm-12:30am animated block known as Animation Definition High-Def (or ADHD), but rival Adult Swim snuck a couple ads onto Fox's airwaves during the premiere.
Without Fox's knowledge, Adult Swim bought two ads during ADHD's premiere on several local stations in the style of Adult Swim's lo-fi white text on a black background bumpers with easy listening music in the background. The first one read, "The preceding content has been a work of fiction. Any resemblance to networks, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Pay close [...]
Hot on the heels of last week's news that Family Guy is hosting a crossover with The Simpsons in 2014 comes the announcement of on another crossover between The Simpsons and an animated series. At The Simpsons' Comic-Con panel Saturday, showrunner Al Jean revealed that they're about to record an episode of the show that will serve as a crossover with creator Matt Groening's other show, Futurama. The episode will be airing in 2014, either as a season 25 finale in May or a season 26 premiere in the fall. Family Guy's Simpsons episode is also expected to air sometime in 2014.
Al Jean tells EW that the plot [...]