Adult Swim recently released it’s line-up of returning shows and new pilots recently a week early. Originally scheduled to release it’s 2014-15 slate at next week’s upfronts, the network unveiled seven new original pilots and series and two specials.
Untitled Triumph/McBrayer Sitcom is one of the new series Adult Swim picked up. Created by former SNL and Conan writer Robert Smigel, the live-action show follows former 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer as a former child star from a Lassie-esque show in the 80’s/90’s and his crude and troublesome co-star, Smigel’s Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Fifteen years after their show was cancelled, Triumph find his way back into McBrayer’s life, just as Jack was finally becoming self-sufficient and happy. There is no set premiere date yet, but I’m already looking forward to it. The two have such great chemistry together.
Former Office star John Krasinski is producing a new live action/rotoscope hybrid show called Dream Corp LLC. The series revolved around an experimental facility, run by Jon Gries, that provides a virtual reality for patients to confront issues in their lives by simulating their wildest dreams.
For the new, best named show on slate, Jon Glaser (of Delocated, Parks and Rec fame) brings Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter. As the title suggests, the show revolves around a neon-clad werewolf hunter tasked with saving the town of Garrity, Vermont from a horrible beast.
Untitled World Star Hip Hop Project will be just as it sounds, a live-action comedy based in the world of the popular websidte WorldStarHipHop.com. Premiering this fall is the new animated Scooby-Doo-like show Mike Tyson Mysteries. Starring the boxer himself, Mike Tyson, it’s basically Scooby-Doo substituting Tyson and a pigeon for Shaggy and his dog. In another quarter-hour series, AS has picked up Mr.Pickles, a show about a lovable family border collier with satanic tendencies. Rounding out the list of new pilots is Black Jesus, a live-action comedy from The Boondocks‘ Aaron McGruder. The show follows Jesus and a few of his downtrodden followers trying to spread love and peace from Jesus’ home in Compton.
Adult Swim will also be airing a new special from Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim called Tim & Eric Bedtime Stories, and a new hour long Venture Bros special.