Take a Gander at Adult Swim’s Exciting New Slate of Series, Specials, Pilots, Call-In Live Streams, Etc.
Looks like Adult Swim is going to continue to stay ahead of the curb.
Not only do they have an exciting crop of original series, specials, and pilots here, but they have a bunch of daily/weekly events that are scheduled like linear TV series, but will only be only live streaming online, then archived afterwards. Apparently, the success of sports show parody FishCenter has paved the way for more real time, interactive programming/content from Adult Swim.
Here’s what they’ve got going right at the moment:
-A Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special
–Montana James-frequent Adult Swim informercial collaborators Nick Corirossi and Charles Ingram that is most likely an absurdist take on Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.
–Mr. Neighbor’s House–Brian Huskey plays a rage-filled version of Mr. Rogers-esque host.
–Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America–Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner’s latest twisted, dark meta special with have a dinner where Brett attempts a conversation about race.
–Dream Corp, LLC-a workplace comedy set in a therapy facility where they analyze dreams. It’s probably not unlike a workplace set at Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s Lacuna Inc.
–Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace-Sam Hyde, Nick Rochefort, Charles Carroll finally get to bring their self-described “super pure tragicomedy” to TV.
–Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio-A new “one-off bits, shorts and songs” filled show from China, IL’s Brad Neely.
–Decker: Unclassified-the action series parody starring Tim Heidecker gets upgraded to a full series.
–Art Prison–Tom Kauffman and Paul Isakson get the guiding hand of Dan Harmon and Starburns Industries for this live action pilot that puts an America’s Got Talent-style show in the so-called Prison for the Performing Arts.
–Lazor Wulf-Henry Bonsu and China IL’s Daniel Weidenfeld brings us all a wolf that has a laser on his back and who just happens to believe love has no limit.
–Stupid Morning Bullshit-call-in show that mixes delving into pop culture and setting things on fire. Weekdays at 8AM PST
–Williams Street Swap Shop-Viewers trade goods in a sort call-in swap meet. Weekdays at 10AM PST
–Crosswords-call-in show that seeks help finishing the NY Times crossword puzzle. Weekdays at 11AM PST
–FishCenter-Fish in a fish tank are made, via sports show style graphics, to look like they’re in a fiercely competitive league. Weekdays at 1PM PST
–Call of Karaoke-call-in karaoke is mashed-up with hosts trying to play various shoot-em up style video games. Wednesdays at 2:30PM PST
–Daytime Fighting League-Real people are pitted against each other in ridiculous competitions during the workday. Calls are taken from viewers wanting to weigh in on the “fight”. Thursdays at 2PM PST
–Sports Bitches-sports in the real and virtual world meet as what would be a normal sports shows gets another layer of the host playing sports video games on top of it. Thursdays at 3PM PST
–Development Meeting-Adult Swim development executives will supposedly take call-in pitches as well as get sneak peeks and previews. Thursdays at 4:30PM PST
The Comedy Mischief Extraordinares of Million Dollar Extreme Get Their Own Adult Swim Show
Ready or not, Million Dollar Extreme is coming to stir up some really fun chaos.
Adult Swim continues to be the home for stuff that’s so far out there that it’s off-brand for anyone else other than Adult Swim. The latest series to come to their line-up, Million Dollar Extreme: World Peace, from Million Dollar Extreme (Sam Hyde, Nick Rochefort, and Charles Carroll) serves as a great example.
MDE are the folks responsible for one of our favorite prank TED Talks and we can only imagine what they’re going to try to pull when on cable television.
Adult Swim Has 12 Pilots, 6 Specials, and 1 New Series Returning on Their Slate
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Where many networks are going lax on their comedy, Adult Swim is apparently more than happy to pick up the slack.
Coming up for their upfront slate, Adult Swim has:
-a new series from China, IL’s Brad Neely called “TV Sucks”
-another Brett Gelman “Dinner with…” special
–Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic
-Untitled Golf Special with Adam Scott and Jon Daly (Scott and Daly were mistaken by many for the professional golfers that share their names)
-a special for Jon Glaser’s Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter
-Pilots from/with Paul Scheer, Million Dollar Extreme, Brian Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas, a Mexican border amusement park, Seth Green, Matt Senreich, Daniel Weidenfeld, DJ Douggpound, Bento Box, a children’s show hosted by a person that has rage issues, Rob Corddry, an upstart terrorist organization, and more.
We hope we get to see all of this very soon.
Sam Hyde Gives One of the Best TED Talks Ever
Sam Hyde of the comedy group Million Dollar Extreme pulled probably one of the best TED talk pranks we’ve ever seen by doing a talk entitled “2070 Paradigm Shift” at TED x Drexel U while wearing fake armor and running shoes predicting everything that will happen in 2070.
Trust us; it’s worth the whole almost 20 minutes, so watch it ASAP.