6 items from 2015
Adult Swim has decided to cancel their animated series China, Il after three seasons. Series creator Brad Neely announced the news to his Twitter followers and wrote, "Update: China, Il is done forever. My other show called TV Sucks lives forever and will air soonish."
China, Il revolves around the "Worst College in America" which is The University of China, Illinois. The school's terrible reputation is celebrated by the faculty and staff who can often be found over-drinking and trying to find ways to avoid teaching. The eclectic voice cast includes Neely, Greta Gerwig, Hulk Hogan, Jeffrey Tambor, Gary Anthony Williams, and Jason Walden.
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Adult Swim unveiled its coming slate ahead of next week’s upfront event, including the ironically titled “TV Sucks” from Brad Neely. All told, the animated Turner channel is turning up its development to the tune of 30 new original series, specials and pilots for 2015-2016. “Adult Swim has always been known as a place for taking risks and for great talent trying interesting things,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang. “Mike (Lazzo) and his team continue to raise the bar, always knowing what the Adult Swim fan wants; and this new slate of original programming adds. »
- Tony Maglio
Adult Swim unveiled its 2015-16 slate ahead of its upfront presentation next week in NYC. It includes more than 30 new and returning series, pilots and specials. New additions include TV Sucks, a quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely (China, Il) that features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts, and songs, all filtered through Neely's signature visual style. Also on the schedule are live-action comedy specials from Brett Gelman and Jon Daly… »
Six days ahead of Adult Swim's annual upfront party Wednesday, the network has announced a staggering lineup of new projects. The Turned-owned network has ordered one new series, six new specials and 12 new pilots. The new series, TV Sucks, is a quarter-hour animated sketch show from Brad Neely (China, Il) featuring one-off bits, shorts and songs. Neely and Dan Weidenfeld will exec produc,e Dave Newberg will co-exec produce, with Titmouse, Inc. producing. Among the many names attached, Seth Green will be busy with a new special, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is
- Kate Stanhope
Turner announced that Adult Swim is expanding its original programming, picking up three series for its upcoming fall slate, including Brad Neely's animated sketch comedy show TV Sucks, joining his other show, China, Il. They're also ordering an as-yet untitled live-action show starring Adam Scott and Jon Daly as pro golfers and a live-action comedy by Jon Glaser (whom you might know best as Councilman Jamm on Parks and Recreation) called Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (the title should be self-explanatory: Joe wears neon and hunts werewolves). There will also be special episodes with Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic, Brett Gelman's Dinner With Friends, and Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories. They'll be joining a schedule that already includes Rick and Morty, The Eric Andre Show, Childrens Hospital, Black Jesus, and what will be the final season of Aquateen Hunger Force. »
- E. Alex Jung
6 items from 2015
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