Canadian media company Corus Entertainment has announced that the world’s first ever 24-hour Adult Swim channel will debut in Canada on April 1, 2019. It’s probably not a coincidence that Canada became just the second country in the world to legalize marijuana last October.
The new channel will feature Adult Swim’s original animated and live-action series including Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and The Eric Andre Show, as well as acquisitions like Fox’s Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and American Dad for a round-the-clock slate of mature comedy content.
The expansion of Adult Swim in Canada is an extension of Corus’ long-term partnership with Turner, which launched Adult Swim in the U.S. back in 2001. The dedicated Adult Swim channel in Canada will mirror its American counterpart in both programming and brand voice. New series will be delivered in Canada day and date with the U.S. year-round.