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Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 net­work with young adults for seven con­sec­u­tive years, has announced the largest pro­gram­ming com­mit­ment in Adult Swim’s his­tory, which includes new and return­ing series, pilots and specials.

Adult Swim ordered a sec­ond sea­son of new hit show China, IL. An ani­mated pilot based on the Harold & Kumar films is in development.

Addi­tion­ally, in response to over­whelm­ing fan enthu­si­asm and devo­tion, the beloved anime pro­gram­ming block Toon­ami will make its return Sat­ur­day, May 26.

New orig­i­nal series and specials:

Black Dyna­mite
Pre­mier­ing in July and based on 2009’s critically-acclaimed fea­ture film, Black Dyna­mite, the ani­mated series, fur­ther chron­i­cles the exploits of the cen­tral char­ac­ter, Black Dyna­mite, and his crew. Under the direc­tion of head writer Carl Jones (The Boon­docks), the series fea­tures the voice tal­ent of Michael Jai White (For Bet­ter or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Mar­ried?), Tommy David­son (In Liv­ing Color, Bam­boo­zled), Kym Whit­ley (The Cleve­land Show, Brian McK­night Show) and Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), all of whom starred in the fea­ture film. Black Dyna­mite, the ani­mated series, is being pro­duced by Ars Nova. Jon Stein­gart, Carl Jones and Jil­lian Apfel­baum are exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers. Brian Ash is co-executive pro­ducer. Scott Sanders, White and Minns are pro­duc­ers. Mon­ica Jones is asso­ciate pro­ducer. Lesean Thomas is cre­ative producer/supervising direc­tor. Orig­i­nal music is by Adrian Younge. Black Dyna­mite is being ani­mated by Tit­mouse, Inc.

Toon­ami
Begin­ning Sat­ur­day, May 26, Adult Swim brings back Toon­ami, the network’s pop­u­lar block of anime pro­gram­ming. Air­ing weekly from mid­night to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), in addi­tion to the return of pre­vi­ous series fea­tured in Toon­ami, Adult Swim is also devel­op­ing new orig­i­nal anime pro­gram­ming for fans.

Robot Chicken DC Comics Spe­cial
Com­ing this fall, the Robot Chicken DC Comics Spe­cial brings you the awe­some­ness of the DC Comics uni­verse of char­ac­ters as only Robot Chicken can, with amaz­ing guest stars and the stop-motion sketch com­edy you’ve come to love after five sea­sons of the pop­u­lar Adult Swim series. The spe­cial fea­tures many Robot Chicken favorites, includ­ing the Robot Chicken Nerd, the Hump­ing Robot, Com­pos­ite Santa, and the Mad Sci­en­tist who will be joined by char­ac­ters of the DC Comics uni­verse to poke fun at those with the most impres­sive pow­ers and the lesser ones who can’t really be called super­heroes. The all-star cast includes Seth Green as Bat­man, Robin and the put-upon Aqua­man; Paul Reubens as The Rid­dler; Neil Patrick Har­ris as Two-Face; Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor; Nathan Fil­lion as the Green Lantern; Megan Fox as Lois Lane; and Breckin Meyer as Super­man; plus Abe Ben­rubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, Matt Sen­re­ich, Tom Root, Zeb Wells, and Kevin Shinick as the nar­ra­tor. Robot Chicken DC Comics Spe­cial is exec­u­tive pro­duced by Stoopid Monkey’s Seth Green and Matthew Sen­re­ich and their Stoopid Buddy Stood­ios part­ners, Buddy Sys­tems’ John Har­va­tine IV and Eric Towner, along with DC Enter­tain­ment Chief Cre­ative Offi­cer Geoff Johns, and Warner Bros. Animation’s exec­u­tive vice-president and cre­ative affairs, Sam Register.

Ven­ture Broth­ers Hal­loween Spe­cial
This Octo­ber on Adult Swim, the Ven­ture Fam­ily fills your Hal­loween goodie bag with fun-sized Truth. Cre­ated and directed by Jack­son Pub­lick and writ­ten by Pub­lick and Doc Ham­mer, both of whom also pro­vide voices for the spe­cial, Ven­ture Broth­ers Hal­loween Spe­cial is being ani­mated by Tit­mouse, Inc.

Beforel Orel
A Moral Orel spe­cial that sheds light on the ori­gin of Orel’s reli­gious nature and the birth of his brother Shapey. Beforel Orel is cre­ated by Dino Stam­atopou­los (Mary Shelley’s Franken­hole and Mr. Show).

Pilots:

Unti­tled Ani­mated Harold & Kumar Project (In Devel­op­ment)
An ani­mated ver­sion of the epony­mous block­buster stoner com­edy series. Pro­duced by Lionsgate.

Rick & Morty
A genius inven­tor grand­fa­ther and his less than genius grand­son, and the jour­neys in life they share. From Dan Har­mon (Com­mu­nity, Chan­nel 101) and Justin Roi­land. (30-minute animated)

Colonel Wal­lace (Work­ing Title)
An eccen­tric south­ern fried chicken mag­nate and his adven­tures with his fam­ily. Cre­ated by Greg Cohen (Conan O’Brien, King of the Hill, TV Fun­house). (15-minute animated)

Cof­fin Dodgers
A group of mis­fit grumps get into fraternity-style trou­ble at a cozy sub­ur­ban retire­ment home. From Dave Sil­ver­stein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together). (30-minute animated)

King Star King
King Star King is a mod­ern day he-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot. From artist JJ Vil­lard (Mon­sters Vs. Aliens) and Eric Kaplan (Big Bang The­ory). (15-minute animated)

Rolling With Dad
A bril­liant but dis­abled man deals with his much less intel­li­gent fam­ily. From Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prej­u­dice and Zom­bies; Abra­ham Lin­coln, Vam­pire Hunter; Tim Burton’s Dark Shad­ows; The Hard Times of RJ Berger) and David Katzen­berg (The Hard Times of RJ Berger). (30-minute animated)

Return­ing series:

Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever
What hap­pens when three wise­crack­ing room­mates go from chas­ing tail to the dia­per pail? You’ll find out when Fry­lock, Meat­wad and Mas­ter Shake try their hands — and hearts — at rais­ing a baby. But smelly dia­pers aren’t the only thing chang­ing this sea­son — Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 has been put to bed for a long nap and replaced by Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever, the show where Meat­wad and the gang can get down to some seri­ous par­ent­ing. This sea­son, the Aqua Some­things find an ancient trea­sure map and fol­low it all the way to Argentina, where they’re shocked to dis­cover an orphaned baby on the ‘x’ that marks the spot. Out­raged, Mas­ter Shake begins to throw the child off a steep embank­ment but one look into the baby’s eyes, and the only thing get­ting thrown off a steep embank­ment is Shake’s heart. Intro­duc­ing Pepe the Pep­per, the newest mem­ber of the Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever fam­ily — and boy is he a hand­ful! Find out what hap­pens when three not-so-eligible bach­e­lors catch a case of baby fever, and the only cure is snug­gle time. The only nip­ples these guys will be touch­ing are gonna have a bot­tle on the other end. Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever pre­mieres in June on Adult Swim. Aqua Some­thing You Know What­ever is cre­ated by Dave Willis (Squid­bil­lies) and Matt Maiel­laro (12 oz. Mouse).

The Boon­docks
Since the debut of the first sea­son in 2005, The Boon­docks has been one of Adult Swim’s most pop­u­lar and crit­i­cally acclaimed series. The Peabody Award-winning ani­mated series is based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip by the same name. Pro­duced by Rebel Base in asso­ci­a­tion with Sony Pic­tures Tele­vi­sion, The Boon­docks returns with a new sea­son on Adult Swim.

China, IL
Renewed for a sec­ond sea­son, China, IL is about the worst school in Amer­ica, where the teach­ers are crazy and the stu­dents just want to learn. In this sec­ond sea­son of new half-hour episodes, we’ll con­tinue to fol­low the Pro­fes­sor Broth­ers, Frank and Steve Smith, as well as their TA Pony Merks & their man-child friend Baby­cakes, along with a host of other teach­ers, stu­dents and town­ies. Some exam­ples of sto­ries we’ll see this sea­son are Baby Cakes’s Joe McCarthy-esque witch hunt for actual wiz­ards and witches, Frank and Ronald Reagan’s quest for Thomas Jefferson’s leg­endary Crys­tal Cas­tle, and a god who descends down on China, IL, turn­ing it into a surfer town. China, IL was cre­ated by Brad Neely, and is exec­u­tive pro­duced by Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld.

Robot Chicken
Pre­mier­ing its sixth sea­son this fall on Adult Swim, Robot Chicken uses stop-motion ani­ma­tion to bring pop-culture par­o­dies to life in a mod­ern take on the variety/sketch show for­mat. The Emmy Award-winning series began air­ing in Feb­ru­ary 2005 and remains among the top-rated orig­i­nal series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is cre­ated and exec­u­tive pro­duced by Stoopid Mon­key Pro­duc­tions’ Seth Green and Matthew Sen­re­ich and their Stoopid Buddy Stood­ios part­ners, Buddy Sys­tems’ John Har­va­tine IV and Eric Towner, also serve as exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers. Green and Sen­re­ich also write, voice and with Zeb Wells, direct the mul­ti­ple Annie Award-winning series. Robot Chicken head writers/co-executive pro­duc­ers Dou­glas Gold­stein and Tom Root are joined by sea­son six writ­ers Matthew Beans, Rachel Bloom, Mike Fasolo, Jes­sica Gao, Breckin Meyer, Jason Reich, Mehar Sethi, Tom Shep­pard, Erik Weiner and Wells. For sea­son six, Robot Chicken wel­comes Eliz­a­beth Banks, Sarah Chalke, Kat Den­nings, Sam Elliott, Ben Fos­ter, Whoopi Gold­berg, Lucas Grabeel, Megan Hilty, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Levi, J.B. Smoove, Liev Schreiber, Jon Stew­art, Patrick Stew­art, Stanly Tucci, Olivia Wilde, and Alex Winter.

Squid­bil­lies
Pre­mier­ing its sixth sea­son this July, Adult Swim wel­comes you back to the North Geor­gia Moun­tains, birth­place of hell-raising and inhalant huff­ing. At the epi­cen­ter of this rural par­adise is Dou­gal County, home to crip­pling gam­bling addic­tions, mur­der­ous cor­po­ra­tions, sex­ual deviants, and the authen­tic south­ern moun­tain squid. Early Cuyler con­tin­ues his reign as America’s favorite cephalo­pod in sea­son six of Squid­bil­lies, filled with love, mur­der, sobri­ety, and the secrets of the Cat­fish King­dom. This time around, Rusty tack­les father­hood, Early defends his rep­u­ta­tion as the town’s biggest badass, Granny helps the Sher­iff solve a series of butt thefts, Lil embraces the bor­ing life of sobri­ety, and the Sher­iff finds love east of the Iron Cur­tain. Come watch the Cuylers chase the south­ern dream of a reward­ing job in the food ser­vice indus­try, all while using vio­lence and alco­hol to tackle life’s tough­est prob­lems. It’s good clean fam­ily fun, if your fam­ily is in the 18–35 demo­graphic! Squid­bil­lies is writ­ten and pro­duced by Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force) and Jim Fortier (Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Brak Show).

Super­jail!
This fall on Adult Swim, Super­jail! slams back in gen­eral pop­u­la­tion for a third sea­son of destruc­tion. Triple the insan­ity. Triple the crazy. Triple the pain of being kicked in the guts really hard. Super­jail! is pro­duced at Tit­mouse Stu­dios in N.Y. Series cre­ators and exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers Christy Kara­cas (Car­toon Sushi, Robot­omy) and Stephen War­brick (Beavis and Butthead, Celebrity Death­match) have teamed up again to take this over-the-top ani­mated series to the next level.

Return­ing acquisitions:

Amer­i­can Dad
Bleach
Cleve­land Show
Fam­ily Guy
Full Metal Alchemist: Broth­er­hood
King of the Hill

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