Adult Swim Announces 2013-2014 Lineup

Adult Swim has announced its new lineup of 2013-2014 programming, which includes returning favorites like Black Dynamite, The Boondocks, Robot Chicken and The Venture Brothers as well as new acquisition, Bob’s Burgers, a Halloween special from Tim & Eric and various live-action pilots from, among others, Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks), Paul Scheer (The League, Human Giant) and the creators of Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

Here’s a summary of the new animated content they’ll be offering to stoners throughout the 2013-2014 season:

Rick and Morty, Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland’s (Disney’s Fish Hooks) pilot about the adventures of a “genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson” will go to series for a late 2013 premiere.

King Star King, about an amnesiac modern-day he-man “who falls from the realm of the gods” and lands a job as a waffle fry cook, by JJ Villard (The Son of Satan, Monster Vs. Aliens).

Mr. Pickles, a new show featuring “ a deviant border collie with a secret satanic streak” in a polluted old-fashioned town, created by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart (Funny Or Die Presents Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time).

Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new series by Warner Bros Animation that places the ex-boxer in a problem solving premise alongside a talking pigeon and a magical face tattoo.

Ghostbags
, a pilot produced by Hayes Davenport (Eastbound and Down) and Guy Endore-Kaiser (Allen Gregory) about the afterlives of three “douchebag” frat guys who die in a horrible car accident.

Metalocalpyse: The Doom Star Requiem
, a one-hour special picking up where the Metalocalypse season 4 finale left off, created by Brendon Small and airing in October 2013.

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II, the 2014 sequel to the Annie Award-winning Robot Chicken DC Comics Special made in partnership between Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.


  • NATAS!!!

    SON OF SATAN !!!!!!!!!!!////////////

  • Logyn

    Lol Mike Tyson Mysteries. Must watch that.

    • Murphy

      John K developed a Mike Tyson show as early as 1988. This is not it.

  • y2b4u3d

    That lineup looks cool .

  • GW

    I’ll try out Rick and Morty but nothing else new appeals to me with the information given.

  • mutsbug

    “Here’s a summary of the new animated content they’ll be offering to stoners throughout the 2013-2014 season”

    i dont really understand comments like this. is it an attempt at humor? what’s the goal other than to be snide?

    • danny

      SWIM is a term used on forums which stands for Someone Who Isn’t Me. Its used by drug users to discuss drug usage online without fear of their opinions being brought up as evidence in court.

      E.g. ‘whats the best way to smoke weed?’

      ‘Well SWIM thinks a volcano vapouriser is the best way to take it without risking serious lung or psychological damage’

      Judging by the name of the website, id say stoners is a pretty accurate description :)

      • ASlover

        You couldn’t be more off man. The title of the network, “adult swim”, refers to adult swim at pools when the kids aren’t supposed to swim. These are shows intended for adults and it’s higher brow satiracle comedy (Besides anything macfarlane, I hate him). And sure it’s fun to watch high, but you’re assanine to assume that that’s the sole motivation of the network. A lot of the writers and creaters are straight edge middle aged people.

  • SATAN

    The Devil Takes Care Of His Own!!! HAIL KING STAR KING !
    HAIL JJV !

  • Funkybat

    To be honest, I didn’t have a lot of hope for Futurama showing up on Adult Swim. If it comes back anywhere, it will be something like Netflix’s deal with Arrested Development. I’m actually kind of surprised Bob’s Burgers is going to be rerun on AS. Adult Swim in the past few years seems to have moved away from the more (relatively speaking) sedate shows like the aforementioned, in favor of more short-form, frenetic comedy. Black Dynamite is probably the best thing I’ve seen on AS in a while, but I’m a sucker for finely crafted animation and full half-hour episodes.

    I have to say that, within the genre of fast-paced, freaky, almost Dadaist cartoons, that Mike Tyson one sounds promising, and I’ll probably check out “Ghostbags” just based on the blurbs. I don’t know if “King Star King” will be more in the mold of “half-hour eps with continuity” or “insane goings-on at a mile-a-minute with little/no continuity” but I’m inclined to take a look either way.

  • http://the-animatorium.blogspot.com/ Natalie Belton

    A writer from Allen Gregory? Uh-oh…

  • http://www.Facebook.com/AaronVSteimle Aaron Victor Steimle

    At least Mr T had a group of teen gymnasts to help him. And gold chains.

  • I’m the truth ;

    I don’t like JJ’s jerk-off cartoon , King Star King’s name. I don’t like JJ’s jerk-off face. I don’t like JJ’s jerk-off behavior, and I don’t like JJ, he’s a jerk-off. Do I make myself clear?

  • 626

    King Star King slithered out on your mother’s filth. They should have put JJ in a glass jar on a mantlepiece.

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    Mike Tyson Mysteries is obviously a parody of certain H-B shows from the 70s.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Sad really, I guess I’m TOO OLD for any of it!

  • Animator606432

    Have seen a good chunk of the original animation on Adult swim? I mean, aside from thing like the Venture Brothers and Robot Chicken? SuperJail for example, I honestly think you’d have to be high to understand that show.
    And Yes, the point of that comment was probably to be snide, but I don’t really understand what was so wrong with that.

    • http://hoyvinglavin64.livejournal.com/ rubi-kun

      Superjail can be enjoyed sober simply because the animation is that damn good (seriously, they do that thing in Flash!?!).

      Some of the less artistically-appealing shows on the block, though…

  • truteal

    King Star King reminds me of a poor man’s Korgoth of Barbaria

  • eMILY

    JUST WATCHED MR PICKLES TONIGHT I GONNA SAY. GREATEST EVER ADULT SWIM GAVE US XD PLS TELLME THERE GONNA BE MORE IT A MUST WATCH. BEING A SATANIST MYSELF I IN LOVE WITH MR PICKLES :3 Just 1 question ? when it actually airing?

  • bob2k80

    Glad to hear Mr. pickles Is gonna air in the fall. I love the head writer and I know it’s gonna be awesome. LoShoPo!

  • Karisalynnrocks!

    What is the um.. music video that always come on i like the song its wonderful