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San Diego Comic Con is just weeks away, and it's evident by the growing frequency of the updates we're seeing that the TV networks are getting their ducks in a row in anticipation up the big event. Earlier today, we shared the panel line-up for Cartoon Network, which includes Adventure Time and Star Wars: Clone Wars. And now we have a look at what Adult Swim has to offer Comic Con goers this year.
Newsreaders started out as an irreverent news program within a program appearing during Season’s 2 and 3 of the hit late night comedy. Apparently the episodes featuring the news satire have been pretty popular because the late night programming network has greenlighted a Newsreaders spinoff series, set to begin production during the summer months.
Those crazy Robot Chicken guys are at it again. First they took on Star Wars, and now they will take on DC Comics’ superheroes for a new special to air on the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network. How will Superman, Batman, and their friends handle the invasion of Robot Chicken? Will the Super Friends every be the same?
It seems like Paul Scheer is everywhere lately. FX viewers can catch him on The League, which kicked off its third season with a hilarious episode just last night, and he’s set to make his grand return to man-eating-fish infested waters when Piranha 3DD hits theaters next month. Adult Swim is also prepared to bring him back as they’ve renewed his comedy series NTSF:SD:SUV for a second season.
I can't believe I almost let a whole week go by and I didn't share this clip. One of the funniest shows of the last few years was Starz' Party Down. Notice that I had to say "was" because the show, like so many other comedic gems who will not be named, was cancelled after only two seasons. Lucky for us, the few of us that tuned in and adored the show that is, there was a brief Party Down reunion on last week's Childrens Hospital.
The Parents Television Council has it out for Adult Swim and its witty black-screen commercial interludes. The activist group is calling for “sweeping reforms” within the cartoon community and namely aimed at Adult Swim, which airs during the nighttime hours of the supposedly kid-friendly Cartoon Network. This is all going down because the PTC found “shocking levels” of no good language and behavior on the network, which is popular with young teens.
Two years ago now, a small Blaxploitation film starring Michael Jai White was making the festival rounds looking for distribution. Despite being universally loved, the film found a tough time getting a wide release and instead developed a niche following of those interested in the resurgence of great exploitation flicks.
Paul Scheer is all over the place lately, and that’s a good thing for movies, TV and comedy in general. Amidst a flurry of projects, he stopped in at Comic-Con to participate in the Adult Swim panel, which showcased his upcoming comedy series NTSF:SD:SUV::. That’s National Terrorist Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle, in case you were wondering. Scheer sat down with me to talk about the show, as well as his other numerous projects.
This genre, without any doubt, is ripe for parody. I mean, some of the police procedurals on TV are so ridiculous, with their hot detectives and hotter one-liners, that they are teetering on becoming parodies of themselves anyway. I can't watch David Caruso on CSI: Miami without laughing hysterically. Adult Swim has decided to take the genre and make it funny, you know, on purpose, with their new show NTSF:SD:SUV::.
It is confirmed by science that there are more comedians roaming American television than there are feathers on the biggest chicken ever. Gone are comedic duos and trios, for troupes have taken over, and not your conventional Monty Python-like static groupings. Comedy's doors are constantly revolving, creating gluttonous, polycephalic blobs of uproarious dark matter.
The Adult Swim upfront event happened last week in New York, and they announced three new original programs to join the already green-lighted Black Dynamite and NTSF:SD:SUV (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle) on the 2011-12 schedule. On top of the three (totaling five) new shows, they also announced a bunch of projects in development, and some of the names on that list are pretty exciting.
Adult Swim has picked up Jones’ newest project, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series, after plans for a spin-off of the 2009 theatrical release, Black Dynamite, had been rumored for months. If you are a fan of the theatrical release, you should be pretty excited rather than ecstatic, because the show won’t be airing until spring of 2012, so we’ve still got a year to wait out before we’ll actually know if the premise will work for late night television.
Lee will play a forty-two year old former skateboarding virtuoso who wakes up from a coma twenty-five years after attempting an ill-fated trick. The man’s name? Jon Johnsonsen. He’ll reportedly struggle to adapt
Yesterday, we posted some photos and details about Adult Swim's upcoming Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III. Today we have some videos to share with you!
Later this month Adult Swim will premiere the third installment of the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Trilogy. Star Wars fans and those who love Robot Chicken won’t want to miss this hour-long special.