TV News: ‘Harold and Kumar’ Show Among Highlights of Adult Swim’s Jam-Packed 2012

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CHICAGO – Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, most known for subversive, random, and often times down right disgusting television programming such as “Children’s Hospital,” “Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” and “Robot Chicken,” has announced a whole slate of new programming after coming off it’s highest ratings in the block’s 11-year history.

Probably the only cable programming block to be associated with a terrorism scare, it appears that Adult Swim is ready to swing for the fences, acquiring a yet untitled “Harold and Kumar” animated series, as well as adapting the 2009 blaxploitation spoof “Black Dynamite” to appear on the network. While recent television-to-cartoon show “Napoleon Dynamite” didn’t take off for the FOX, It appears Adult Swim believes audiences are eager for more TV adaptations of lukewarm comedy properties.

Also joining proceedings is “Newsreaders,” a new satire from the twisted mind that brought you “Children’s Hospital”: Rob Corddry. Probably the most creatively exciting project on Adult Swim’s docket also boasts David Wain (of “Stella”) on board in a creative capacity.

Also announced were the returns of Adult Swim favorites “China, IL,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” a new season of “The Boondocks,” “Robot Chicken,” a “Morel Orel” prequel special, and for the pink haired girl in all of us, the return of “Toonami” to Saturday nights.

It looks like Adult Swim is becoming the most exciting part of Cartoon Network, and with new and returning series, it appears there’s going to be a lot to be excited about in 2012.

By Paul Meekin
Staff Writer

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