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  • This Week on TV: “SXSW Comedy with W. Kamau Bell” premieres on Showtime while “Rick and Morty” return on Adult Swim


    Back in March, Showtime taped a special hosted by comedian W. Kamau Bell at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX and we were there. It was a stellar 2 part taping that included Todd Glass, Wyatt Cenac, Iliza Shlesinger, Rachel Feinstein, Nate Bargatze, Matt Braunger, Mark Normand, Beth Stelling, Joe DeRosa and Jon Huck. Part one of SXSW Comedy with W. Kamau Bell premieres this Friday, July 24, at 11pm. Also this week we see the return of the cult hit animated sci-fi comedy from Community‘s Dan Harmon and Adventure Time‘s Justin Roiland for its second season. Let’s watch the trailer for both shall we and then check out this week’s comedic appearances: Read More

    This Week on TV: Hannibal Buress asks Why?, Key and Peele are back, Chris Tucker heads to Netflix and Andy Samberg spends 7 Days In Hell


    If any week was packed, it would be this one. New specials, old favorites return and we ask, “Tennis Anyone?” On Monday, The CW kicks off another season of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Improv veterans Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie return for a new take on the comedy series with host, Aisha Tyler. Each episode, a special guest star joins the comics as they tackle a series of spontaneous improvised sketches, with only a few random ideas from the studio audience and their host. This Wednesday we triple dip with three premieres, Key & Peele season 5 on Comedy Central, The Spoils Before Dying on IFC, and Why? With Hannibal Buress also on Comedy Central.  Read More

    Check out the season 2 trailer for “Rick and Morty” which returns to Adult Swim July 26

    You’ve waited long enough. Rick and Morty return July 26th to Adult Swim. You can play catch up by watching full episodes here.

    This Week on TV: TBS gives haircuts, Rob Delaney has a one-week stand, while Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig bring drama to Lifetime

    Ferrell Wiig A Deadly Adoption

    This Week on TV we see two shows premiere, two Saturday Night Live alums get serious (sort of) and one show begin it’s final season. First up is Clipped, which premieres on TBS this Tuesday. A Boston barbershop is the setting for the latest sitcom from Max Mutchnick and David Kohan (Will and Grace). Ashley Tisdale (Robot Chicken, Scary Movie 5), Lauren Lapkus (Another Period, Jurassic World) , George Wendt (Cheers, Portlandia), Mike Castle (Sirens), and Matt Cook (Two Broke Girls, Whitney) star. A group of people who all went to high school together but ran in very different crowds now find themselves working together at a barbershop in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Next up, comedian and twitter star Rob Delaney heads to the UK for the series Catastrophe. American boy, played by Delaney, gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London. The show will be shown exclusively in the States through Amazon and has already been renewed for a second season. Read More

    Here’s Adult Swim’s line-up for the rest of 2015 into 2016

    AdultswimlogoAdult Swim’s upfronts aren’t until next week but they’ve gone ahead and unveiled their line-up of over 30 new and returning series for the rest of the year into 2016. There are some new additions that include TV Sucks, an animated sketch show created by Brad Neely who’s behind China, IL as well as live-action comedy specials from Brett Gelman and Jon Daly and a new mini-series from Jon Glaser. Returning are Rick and Morty, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Black Jesus and Rob Corddry’s Emmy winning Childrens Hospital. And what’s also great for fans of the channel is the newly launched streaming aspect of their website, Both The Venture Bros. and Tim & Eric channels stream there. Read More

    The next season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force will be its last

    Aqua Teen Hunger ForceIt’s the end of an era for late night stoner cartoon watchers everywhere. The animated adventures of a box of french fries, a milkshake, and a wad of meat are coming to an end. Say it isn’t so! Today, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the longest original show on Adult Swim, announced the premiere date of its new season and with it the announcement that this season will be the show’s last. The final season, dubbed Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever begins on June 21st. It will be the 13th season of the Dave Willis / Matt Maierraro creation that not only heavily helped Adult Swim become the brand it is today, but also made it very cool to smoke as we give the bird.

    So on June 21st at midnight let’s all take one last trip in the danger cart with Master Shake, Meatwad, Frylock, and Carl. Read More

    Eric Andre announced The Eric Andre Show’s return for season 4 on Conan

    Eric Andre crashed the set of Conan last night to make the very important announcement that The Eric Andre Show will return for a fourth season on [adult swim] rather than just tell this information to the public, he took the pinata approach. If you don’t know what that means, just watch the clip.

    This Week on TV: “The Jack and Triumph Show” adventures begin this week on Adult Swim

    jack triumphNow that the long awaited and star studded spectacular of SNL’s 40th Anniversary is behind us it’s time to look forward to what is coming our way in the world of comedy through the television medium. And we don’t have to go far to see Saturday Night Live‘s roots grow and spread yet again. And that show premieres February 20 at 11:30p ET. It is the The Jack and Triumph Show on Adult Swim. If we were to play the game, how many degrees of separation from Saturday Night Live, this would clock in at zero. The “Jack” is Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph) and the Triumph comes in the form of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog a.k.a. Robert Smigel. The latter is the man behind writing the TV Funhouse portion of SNL. Read More

    “The Jack And Triumph Show” will premiere on Adult Swim on February 20th

    The Jack and Triumph ShowThe “odd experiement” TV show between Jack McBrayer and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog has a premiere date. This weekend at TCA, Adult Swim declared that The Jack and Triumph Show will debut on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm.

    “We have a big concern that people are going to look at the aesthetics and just dismiss it,” Smigel told TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Viewers could “easily assume these guys are slumming in a multi-cam.” But the whole point of the experiment is to put Triumph into a “format considered kinda lame in 2015 and mess with it,” Triumph’s creator said.

    “I wouldn’t call it a parody of a multi-cam, because we stick with the conventions, but we’re definitely having fun with the conventions…We want you to watch the show and get past the fear it’s a corny multi-cam.”

    The show is a mix of both multi-cam (ie. traditional sitcom) and non-scripted street report segments with the basic premise that McBrayer and Triumph are two former child stars.

    Adult Swim renews three freshman shows, “Mr. Pickles,” “Black Jesus,” and “Mike Tyson Mysteries”

    Mike Tyson MysteriesAdult Swim is having success with its freshman class, as the network announced that it was given second season renewals to three new shows. The new Aaron McGruder live-action series, Black Jesus.

    Additionally, the animated Mike Tyson Mysteries and dementedly awesome, Mr. Pickles will all be returning for second seasons. Black Jesus was a stand-out for the network as it’s live action format is different than most of the channel’s programming and when it debuted in August it showed strong in the ratings.