Posts tagged as china IL

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 [...]

The 2011-12 TV Season's Best New Comedies

We’re still in the midst of a golden age of television. At least, I think the era of quality programming that began with The Sopranos is still going, right? If you look at the new comedies we’ve seen this past season, the answer to that question is a firm “maybe”; however, the TV season that gave us Work It, Rob, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter also gave us a few good sitcoms, as well. Join me as I dive deep into this past TV season’s most enjoyable comedies – from sitcoms to sketch shows to 11-minute animated thingies. Know that all of the shows on this list, except [...]

Adult Swim Renews 'China, IL' for Season 3

Adult Swim announced today that they've renewed the animated comedy China, IL for a third season. There's no word yet on when Season 3 is expected to premiere or how many episodes long it'll be, but production is set to begin later this year.

Created by Brad Neely, China, IL follows a bunch of unruly teachers at America's worst college. Season 2 saw the show expanding from 15 to 30 minutes and its ratings improving. Hannibal Buress joined China, IL's voice cast, which also includes Neely, Greta Gerwig, Hulk Hogan, Jeffrey Tambor, and Chelsea Peretti, for the second season.

The Best Adult Swim Show That Nobody's Watching

Anyone out there watching China, IL? Anyone out there heard of China, IL? You know, Adult Swim's "gleefully deranged animated series set in a college town that is constantly destroyed by the faculty," created by comic book artist Brad Neely and featuring cameos by Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Alexander? The one whose "frenetic jokes loosely hang on ludicrous plotlines that are rooted in a sharp satire of small-town academia"? No? Well, after reading this article about it, you might want to check it out.

Talking to Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld About Season 2 of 'China, IL'

This weekend, Adult Swim's animated series China, IL is set to return for its second season, and for season two, the show is expanding from 15 minutes to a full half-hour, making it one of the rare Adult Swim shows to become a full-length series. Created by Brad Neely, who honed his chops on the internet for years with web series like The Professor Brothers and I Am Baby Cakes, China, IL follows the faculty and students at University of China, Illinois, the "worst college in America," and it features the voice acting of folks like Greta Gerwig, Hulk Hogan, Jeffrey Tambor, Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti,  and Neely himself, [...]