Harvey Birdman will return to Adult Swim for a half-hour special later this year 

11 years after he last worked on a case, Harvey Birdman is returning to Adult Swim for Harvey Birdman, Attorney General, a new animated special in which the world’s greatest superhero/attorney must figure out how to remove a megalomaniac billionaire from the presidency. We’re obviously referring to Harvey’s former law…

Adult Swim celebrates this year's April Fool's by running a new FLCL episode months ahead of schedule

Adult Swim is notoriously generous when it comes to its April Fool’s Day pranks, with stunts like last year’s unexpected Rick & Morty premiere delighting fans (and sending those of us tasked with covering these sudden content drops running to our keyboards on a Saturday night). Now, the network has reportedly done it…

Tim Heidecker is putting himself on trial for murder right now as part of On Cinema's latest absurd twist

The winding mythology of Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington’s On Cinema At The Cinema is one of the most in-depth gags of either man’s career, a long narrative of deaths, medical maladies, and the occasional actual movie review, all powered by the permanent faux-resentment festering between its two “stars” (i.e.,…

Tyler, The Creator’s The Jellies! is an almost uncomfortably sweet sitcom, and a perfect fit for Adult Swim

Tyler, The Creator tends to attract a lot of personal readings of his work. Partly, that’s because the material is highly personal, and because it’s so heavily driven by his public persona. (Much of the reception of his most recent album Flower Boy focused on the statements the album made about Tyler’s sexuality.) So…

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Dan Harmon is pissed at Rick And Morty fans for harassing female writers

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block doesn’t have a particularly good history of treating women fairly, so it seemed like a good sign when Rick And Morty—one of Adult Swim’s most high-profile shows—made an effort to hire more female writers in the lead-up to its third season. Unfortunately, some of the show’s fans…

Rick And Morty's "Pickle Rick" episode was inspired by Breaking Bad

We think we can all agree that the third season of Rick And Morty has been well worth the protracted wait (which, in the grand scheme of fantasy novel publication, wasn’t long at all). From “The Rickshank Redemption” to last Sunday’s “The Ricklantis Mixup,” Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s show has grown more…

Adult Swim aired an “in memoriam” for Game Of Thrones’ writing after Rick And Morty this week

It’s pretty undeniable at this point that Game Of Thrones’ writing this season took a definitive turn, investing heavily in fan service and action set pieces at the expense of many of the tonal and logistical realities set up by the series’ preceding seasons. Simultaneously, it’s been pretty undeniable that Rick And…

Tim, Eric, and their tiny ’ghinis are doing a 10th anniversary Awesome Show special

It’s been 10 years since Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! debuted on Adult Swim, propelling an already pretty surreal network into new heights of awkward facial expressions, sexy dancing computer men, and general public access weirdness. Now, to celebrate the milestone, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim—fresh off a…

Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland on the wait for new Rick And Morty and “the pursuit of perfection”

At the end of Rick And Morty’s second season, top-hat-wearing, “ooo-wee”-ing Smith family friend Mr. Poopybutthole assures fans that their favorite sci-fi comedy will be back “in, like, a year and a half—or longer.” Self-deprecating joke became self-fulfilling prophecy: Nearly 18 months passed between the end of Rick…