Leading the announcement of Adult Swim’s 2011-2012 lineup are six new shows including a cartoon of cult-favorite film Black Dynamite, comedies from Paul Scheer and Patton Oswalt, as well as 10 returning favorites and a handful of pilots in development.
• Black Dynamite
Carl Jones of The Boondocks orchestrates the voice talent of the film’s stars, Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Kym Whitley and Byron Minns and the animation is being done by Titmouse, Inc. This 20 minute animated series will premiere in the spring of 2012 and continue the adventures of ex-CIA agent and ladies man, Black Dynamite (White) as he kicks the shit out of kung-fu masters, pimps, and of course, The Man, blaxploitation style, animated that is. Too bad we have to wait until next year though, I need this kind of sweetness on my TV now!
• China, IL
Brothers Frank and Steve Smith teach history at a state university in China, Illinois. However, they’re quite the revisionists, “sacrificing facts and lessons for the sake of being awesome.” Put together by Brad Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld with animation by Titmouse, Inc. Premieres this fall.
• NTSF:SD:SUV (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sports Utility Vehicle)
Sporting the most obnoxious title, this team of government agents are protecting the borders of San Diego from terrorist threats from Mexico, Canada and Guam. These crazy action-packed 15-minute and is a live action show from the mind of Paul Scheer (The League) and stars Scheer, Rebecca Romjin (X-Men), Rob Riggle (The Hangover), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager), Brandon Johnson (Get Him to the Greek), June Diane Raphael (Zodiac), and Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks). Premieres this summer.
• The Heart, She Hollar
Patton Oswalt and Heather Lawless star in this inbred/Hee-Haw variation of the live action soap opera about people who “ain’t never used soap or seen an opera.”
• Tight Bros
Vince and Aaron are two idiot men of the cloth, selling religious swag at the mall. But by night, they are two club-hoppers on the prowl for women wearing little cloth.
• The Venture Brothers Special- From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy
On July 24, this animated 15-minute documentary will premiere and feature the rise and fall of Shallow Gravy, the band put together by Hank Venture, Dermott Fitchel, and H.E.L.P.e.R.
Returning Original Series
• Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1
The renamed Aqua Teen Hunger Force returns with a new name, a new theme song, but it is the same Frylock, Master Shake, Meatwad and Carl we’ve come to love over the past 10 years. AUPS1 premiered on May 8, and continues every Sunday at 11:45pm ET/PT.
• Childrens Hospital
Rob Corddy (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is back with Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler. Season 3 returns June 2 at midnight ET/PT.
Season 3 starts in the sprint of 2012 and “Jon” and his family continues on in the witness protection program after testifying against the Russian Mafia.
Season 2 of Chris Elliott’s latest role US Marshal Chris Monsanto is full of madness, crazy violence and bloodshed and is from the minds of Conan O’Brien writers Michael Koman and Andrew Weinberg. The show will return with Season 2 at a time and date TBD.
• Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole
Morel Orel’s creator Dino Stamatopoulous is back with season 2 in the spring of 2012
Dethklok’s journey into darkness and their exploitation. Fourth season starts in spring of 2012.
• Mongo Wrestling Alliance
Metalocalypse creator Tommy Blacha is back with Season 1 part 2 of his version of The Wrestler. M.W.A. premieres Sunday, June 19 at midnight
• Robot Chicken
Adult Swim’s top-rated and Emmy Award-winning series returns for season 5 part 2 in the fall.
Dougl County’s inbred squid-things come back with their fifth season in the spring of 2012.
10 new episodes of this freshman-hit will premiere in April of 2012 on Sundays at midnight ET/PT.
Pilots in development
• Regal Productions – A live action comedy created, directed, produced and starring Breaking Bad‘s Bob Odenkirk
• The Dummiez – Nick Cannon (Drumline) project
• Rolling with Dad – 1/2 hour animated sit-com by The Hard Times of RJ Berger co-creators, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg
• Untitled project by Dan Harmon and Justin Rolland
• Untitled project with music group Major Lazer – Maybe something like their Hold The Line music video?
• Untitled project with Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
• American Dad
• Full Metal Alchemist
• King of the Hill