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  • Attend a sneak peek at the new Adult Swim miniseries, “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” in NYC on December 3

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    SPONSORED: Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter is an upcoming mini-series set to run for five episodes on Adult Swim, created by and starring Jon Glaser. It’s set to air each night beginning December 7 and will conclude on December 11. In celebration, Adult Swim will be hosting and presenting a Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter Premiere event in New York City on December 3 including a Q&A featuring Jon Glaser (Parks and Rec, Girls), Stephanie March (Law & Order: SVU), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), and Steve Cirbus (Delocated). As the story goes, Glaser arbitrarily paired two random pieces of clothing together and made a joke on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon about a fake show called Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter that did not exist or have any intention of existing. Adult Swim called him on it, and now it’s a real show about a guy who dresses in neon, hunts werewolves, and shows up to solve the case when a sudden plague of inexplicable werewolf fatalities strikes a sleepy little town in Vermont. Now is your chance to come see the results. Join the aforementioned participants for an early look at the first two episodes of the five-part miniseries at BAM Rose Cinemas. You can RSVP for free here. And if you don’t live in NYC, move here already… or at least visit on the 3rd. Read More

    John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant are heading to Adult Swim with greenlit workplace comedy

    John Krasinski and Stephen MerchantBoth John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant have spent time in and on The Office and now they are heading back. This time for workplace comedy Dream Corp, LLC. Adult Swim with the home to the animated comedy series. Described by Variety as, “an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility.” Episodes will feature a plug-and-play cast of desperate patients who have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts and his team of unremarkable scientists. A project being developed since 2014, it will be using rotoscope technology, the same technology used in Steven Spielberg The Adventures of Tintin. Krasinski’s additional upcoming projects include the features Like It Once Was, Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and 2016 animated feature Animal Crackers. As for Merchant, the Duplass Brothers Table 19.

    “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” will premiere December 7 on Adult Swim

    Neon Joe, Werewolf HunterJon Glaser (Delocated, Girls, Parks and Recreation) is the creator and star of a new show Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter which premieres on Adult Swim on December 7. Set in the pretend sleepy enclave of Garrity, VT, Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter is the story of a neon-clad man with a mysterious past and a highly specialized skill set – hunting werewolves. When a sudden plague of inexplicable werewolf fatalities strikes, the Garrity sheriff’s department finds itself in over its head and the fate of the townspeople is left up to Neon Joe. The half-hour live-action mini-series was created by Jon Glaser, produced by PFFR, and stars Glaser as “Neon Joe” with Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Stephanie March (Law & Order: SVU), Steve Little (Eastbound and Down), and Steve Cirbus (Delocated). Glaser was a recent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to explain how a random character he made up during his interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon turned into the very real new series, “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter,” with an official DC Comics comic book. When Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter premieres it will air over 5 consecutive nights on Adult Swim. Check out this trailer, it will make you wish it was already December 7. Read More

    Getting ready for bed with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim

    There are two prevalent attitudes toward the comedy of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. There are those who find their humor intolerable and those who revel in its absurdity. They are the most polarizing force in modern comedy. For fans, that is exactly what makes them so special. Yes, they are weird, silly, and at times disgusting, but to understand their genius, you have to embrace the chaos. They produce sophisticated satire that masquerades as buffoonery. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! provides sufficient proof of this. After all, why would such legends as Will Ferrell, Bob Odenkirk, and Jeff Goldblum appear in anything less than great? In recent years, the two have explored other realms of parody with hilarious undertakings like Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, Tim’s Kitchen Tips, and even a self-help guide titled Zone Theory. Their most recent show, Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, kicks off its second season this Friday with a half-hour special on Adult Swim. Read More

    This Week on TV: Aziz is the Master of None, Tim & Eric tell Bedtime Stories, and HBO is Getting On

    Master of None

    This week on TV sees the much anticipated latest project from Aziz Ansari premiere on Netflix. Hailing from Parks and Recreation writer/producers Alan Yang and Mike Schur, Master of None finds Ansari playing an aimless 30-something actor living in New York. The series also stars H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob’s Burgers), Noel Wells (SNL), and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!). All 10 episodes stream this Friday. Read More

    Metalocalypse creator launches campaign to give the show a proper sendoff

    Metalocalypse Now

    Metalocalypse is looking for your assistance. The long-running animated series and its mastermind Brendon Small, are looking to give the series the proper send off it deserves. Small and co are launching a campaign for the show to get a finale. The campaign, dubbed Metalocalypse Now, is an open call for the show’s fans to convince Adult Swim and Hulu to finance Metalocalypse: The Army of The Doomstar: The Final Chapter. Read More

    This Week On TV: Robot Chicken returns with season 8 premiere

    Robot Chicken Season 8

    Who knew that a show inspired by and based on a comic-strip appearing in Toyfare Magazine, Twisted ToyFare Theater, would spawn some of the most influential, crude, and straight-up hilarious comedy over the last decade. And one of the coolest aspects of said show, it’s stop-motion animation. Originally intended to be called Junk in the Trunk, Robot Chicken has been Adult Swim’s signature show now for 7 seasons with its 8th edition kicking off this weekend. Read More

    This Week On TV: Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, and Robot Chicken all have specials

    Amy Schumer Live at the Apollo

    Let’s call This Week On TV the week of the special despite five shows either making their return or debut. On Saturday, fresh off of her hosting duties this past weekend on Saturday Night Live, the much anticipated special Amy Schumer: Live from the Apollo. With her unique blend of honesty and unapologetic humor, Amy Schumer is one of the best in the industry today. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind will be on full display as she headlines her first HBO stand-up comedy special. Directed by Chris Rock, the one-hour special features the comedian talking about her life and was taped before a live audience at New York’s iconic Apollo Theater. Read More

    “Mike Tyson Mysteries” season two is a go on Adult Swim this November

    TysonMike Tyson Mysteries is back. The show stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MAD) and Oscar winner Jim Rash (The Way Way Back, Community). In season two of Mike Tyson Mysteries, Tyson remains hell-bent on becoming the “goodest man on the planet” one mystery at a time. The season two mysteries are even more hilariously banal than season one, as the team tackles tough cases like, What really goes on inside a house when it’s being tented for termites? Who gave the team a bad review online? And Can Mike find a sleeveless/shorts version of tracksuit for the summer? Mike Tyson Mysteries season 2 premieres November 1st at 12:15am on Adult Swim.

    “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship” set to premiere in October

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    DC Comics Super-Villains and Super-Heroes reunite in the new half-hour Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship premiering Sunday October 18 on Adult Swim. And that is followed up by the season eight premiere of Adult Swim’s claymation mantel piece show. The DC Universe specials have included the voices of Seth Green as Batman, Robin and 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, Breckin Meyer as Superman, and Kevin Shinick as the narrator. Additional cast to have taken part include Abraham Benrubi, Alex Borstein, Clare Grant, Tara Strong, Matthew Senreich, Aaron Paul, Steven Tyler, Tom Root and Zeb Wells. Let’s watch the Comic Con trailer again from earlier this year to refresh our memory of how epic this new special will be: Read More