Adult Swim/Program Listing

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This article lists all programs broadcast on the Adult Swim animation block, regardless of whether or not it is an original program. Also included are shorts, one-off airings and pilots which may or may not have been aired on the block. It does not include series which aired on precursors to Adult Swim unless, like in the case of Outlaw Star, they were later broadcast on the block.


Adult Swim Programming

Title Begin End Notes

Original Programming


The Boondocks 2005 2014
Squidbillies 2005 2013

Greenlit / Renewed

Check It Out!, with Dr Steve Brule 2010 Six-episode spin-off miniseries of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! starring John C. Reilly. Set to premiere on May 16, 2010.
Childrens Hospital 2010 Live action parody of hospital dramas, 17 episodes are being produced for a Summer 2010 premiere.
Delocated 2009 First season (6 episodes) finished airing March 29, 2009. 6 episodes are in production for season two.
Frankenhole 2010 A new stop-motion animation series created by Moral Orel creator Dino Stamatopoulos, "Frankenstein hangs out with famous people." Premieres February 2010.
The Galaxy Wrestling Alliance 2010 A new series created by Metalocalypse co-creator Tony Blacha, "The Wrestler meets Metalocalypse" or "Metalocalypse in tights." Premieres Fall 2010.
Metalocalypse 2006 Third season (20 episodes) premiered November 8, 2009.
Robot Chicken 2005 Fourth season (20 episodes) premiered December 7, 2008.
Superjail 2008 First season (10 episodes) finished airing December 7, 2008. Future episodes will reportedly be produced by a new studio.
The Venture Bros. 2003 Fourth season (13 episodes) premiered October 18, 2009. The second half of the season will begin airing in Summer 2010.
Tight Bros 2009 "Two Jersey guidos trying to live the lifestyle of Entourage, but without the money." Due to premiere sometime in the 2009/2010 season.

On Hiatus

Paid Programming: Icelandic Ultra Blue 2009 A parody of informercials airing exclusively at 4:30 a.m. with no promotion whatsoever, similar to the The Rising Son. Only the pilot episode aired, which ended on a cliffhanger.
The Rising Son 2009 A 15-minute show that was not advertised, did not appear on Adult Swim Video and only ran four episodes at 5:00AM on Saturdays.
Titan Maximum 2009 First season (10 episodes) finished airing November 22, 2009.
Xavier: Renegade Angel 2007 Second season (10 episodes) premiered April 16, 2009.


12 Oz. Mouse 2005 2006 Additional episodes were planned for, but only one was animated.
Assy McGee 2006 2008
The Brak Show 2000 2003 Additional episodes were planned for, but only one was animated.
The Drinky Crow Show 2008 2009 The series was quietly cancelled after one season, with only a single panel in a Maakies comic strip announcing the fate of the show.
Fat Guy Stuck in Internet 2008
Frisky Dingo 2006 2008 A third season was left in jeopardy when Adam Reed took a sabbatical to deal with family issues. A potential successor, The Xtacles, produced two episodes which were met with dismal ratings. In the end, Frisky Dingo was cancelled as a result of 70-30 Productions shuttering.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2000 2007
Home Movies 1999 2004 Originally aired for one season on UPN before being picked back up for three more seasons on Adult Swim.
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil 2005 2007 Series creator Loren Bouchard had hoped to revive the series with a new pilot in a direction more along the lines of what Adult Swim was looking for, but the series was eventually canned entirely in August 2009.
Minoriteam 2005 2006
Moral Orel 2005 2008
Perfect Hair Forever 2004 2007 An additional season of 16 episodes was planned for, but income from the broadband service was not sufficient enough to support an online exclusive series. Only one episode was animated from the "second season".
Saul of the Mole Men 2007 Spun-off into the two episode miniseries, Young Persons Guide to History.
Sealab 2021 2000 2005
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1994 2004 Exclusive shorts aired on GameTap between 2006 and 2007 until the series was cancelled from that service as well. None of the shorts were broadcast on television.
Stroker and Hoop 2004 2005
Tom Goes to the Mayor 2004 2006
Young Person's Guide to History 2008 Two-episode spin-off miniseries of Saul of the Mole Men.

In Production

Battle Hi Concept being developed by mc chris.
Black Dynamite "Anime blaxploitation" by the creators of The Boondocks.
Duckworth 2010
Eagleheart Produced by Conan O'Brien and inspired by Walker, Texas Ranger. Will also include some talent from The Colbert Report.
Neil Hamburger's Big Ball A game show style series being developed by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim for comedian Neil Hamburger.
Neon Knome 2010 A series by animator Ben Jones, who previously found fame doing animation for music videos by M.I.A. and Beck.
Snake N Bacon 2009 A combination of animation and live-action sketches based on the comics by Michael Kupperman.
Soul Quest Overdrive 2010 A series by the creators of Aqua Teen Hunger Force starring David Cross and H. Jon Benjamin.
Southies 2010 "A family comedy about a bunch of idiots from South Boston."
Totally 4 Teens 2009 Several segments of this PFFR series were put on Adult Swim Online, but it was reportedly not picked up for further episodes despite its pilot never airing on television. The pilot was later resurrected for the "Burger King Big Uber Network Sampling" competition.
Thunderstruck A series featuring an "animated white trash superhero" by the producers of King of the Hill.
Untitled Clown Show A Bozo the Clown spoof created by Robert Smigel.
Untitled Kind of Like Sherlock Holmes Project A spoof of Doctor Who starring Rich Fulcher and Matt Berry.
Untitled Michael Ouweleen/Erik Richter Project Untitled series in development by the creators of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. At one time the project went under the name I Know - Let's Blow up the Moon.
Yappy Broads 2010 A live-action parody of talk shows like The View starring Earthquake, Dino Stamatopoulos and others in drag.


Current & Future

Bleach 2006
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 2010 A remake of the original series which follows the manga series more closely.
Kekkaishi 2010

On Hiatus


Astro Boy 2007
The Big O 2003 Originally broadcast on Toonami in an edited fashion but later aired on Adult Swim uncut.
Code Geass 2008
Cowboy Bebop 2001 The first anime series acquired specifically for Adult Swim.
Fullmetal Alchemist 2004
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2004
InuYasha 2001 The longest running anime series on Adult Swim.
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit 2008 10 episodes were aired in 2008 before the series was pulled from the schedule. According to Media Blasters President John Sirabella, the English dub licensing rights reverted back to Production IG in Japan following the collapse of Geneon and Media Blasters was only able to secure DVD distribution. The series returned in summer 2009 to air the entire series.


Blood+ 2007 2009
Blue Gender 2003 2004
Death Note 2007 2010
Eureka Seven 2006 2008
FLCL 2003 2009
Gigantor 2005 2006
Kikaider 2003 2004 Episode 8, a recap episode, did not air.
Reign: The Conqueror 2003 2004
Case Closed 2004 2005 Only the first 50 episodes of the series, out of 130 dubbed into English, were aired before it was pulled from air.
Lupin the 3rd 2003 2005 Episode 3 was not aired at the request of Geneon due to Nazi references in a comedic setting. However, the preceding episode does still include the preview for "To Be or Nazi Be".
Mobile Suit Gundam 2003 2004 An edited version was originally broadcast on Toonami before Adult Swim picked the series up. In both cases, the full series was never completed. In addition, the OAV series Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, both intended for Toonami, were broadcast on Adult Swim.
Neon Genesis Evangelion 2005 2007
Outlaw Star 2002 Originally broadcast on Toonami's "Midnight Run" precursor to Adult Swim.
Paranoia Agent 2005 2007
Pilot Candidate 2002 2003 Originally broadcast on Toonami.
Samurai Champloo 2005 2008
s-CRY-ed 2005 2007
Shin Chan 2006 2009 Redubbed and reconfigured specifically for the English/Adult Swim dub.
The Super Milk-Chan Show 2004 2005
Tenchi Muyo! 2002 2004 Originally broadcast on Toonami. Technically, Tenchi Muyo! consists of several OVA specials and TV series. All of the episodes were aired, excluding films, on Adult Swim and Cartoon Network up until Tenchi Muyo! GXP.
Trigun 2003 2007
Trinity Blood 2006 2008
Voltron 2006 2007 Originally broadcast on Toonami.
Witch Hunter Robin 2004 2005
Wolf's Rain 2004 2005 The last four OVA episodes were not aired.
YuYu Hakusho 2002 2003 Only the first 21 episodes were broadcast on Adult Swim before the series was edited for content and moved to Toonami.

Non-Anime Acquired Series

Current & Future

American Dad 2005 New episodes air Sundays on FOX.
Family Guy 1999 New episodes air Sundays on FOX. Often, content edited for network broadcast is reinserted into the reruns on Adult Swim.
King of the Hill 2009 Another acquired series from FOX, King of the Hill airs weeknights at 10PM in 2009 due to the hour added to the block. New episodes will air Sundays on FOX until the show ends after the next season. Rumors have circulated that ABC may pick the series up for additional new seasons.
The Mighty Boosh 2009 Adult Swim showed the third season of this series first before broadcasting the first. All three seasons were acquired.
The Office (UK) 2009 Both seasons of the original British Office, plus the Christmas Special, will begin airing in summer 2009. The series was previously broadcast in the United States on BBC America.
The PJs 2008 A defunct claymation series originally broadcast on FOX starring Eddie Murphy as the super of a housing project.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2009 This ambitious continuation of the Star Wars film series first premiered on Cartoon Network in the You Are Here block which precedes Adult Swim on Fridays.


Baby Blues 2002 2004 Originally broadcast on The WB.
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos 2006
Clerks 2008 Six episode series based on the Kevin Smith written/directed cult film of the same name, originally broadcast by ABC until it was quickly cancelled. Cable broadcast rights were last owned by Comedy Central.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace 2007 2008
The Gary Coleman Show 2006
Look Around You 2009
Mission Hill 2002 Originally broadcast on The WB.
Mister T 2006 Originally aired as part of a 2006 April Fools joke.
The Oblongs 2002 Originally broadcast on The WB.
Saved by the Bell 2006 Eight episodes were shown over the course of two weeks. During each episode, the network bug was changed from "[adult swim]" to "[crappy 1980s live action tv show network]" in response to a message board post.
The Smoking Gun 2006 Originally broadcast on Court TV. Similarly to Shin Chan, the series was test run for a possible future pick-up on Adult Swim but it ultimately failed to gain an audience.
The Super Globetrotters 2006


Futurama 2002 2007 One of two, along with Family Guy, FOX animated series to be acquired by Adult Swim. Futurama was a reliable ratings winner for Adult Swim until they were outbid for broadcasting rights by Comedy Central in 2005.
Pee Wee's Playhouse 2006
The Ripping Friends 2002 2003 Originally broadcast on FOX.



Failed Pilots

Captain Sturdy: The Originals 2003
The Finkel Files 2002
The Groovenians 2002
Korgoth of Barbaria 2006 Created by Aaron Springer and executive produced by Genndy Tartakovsky, Korgoth was aired several times in 2006 to popular acclaim. Two additional storyboards were ordered, but despite both network and public interest, the series was ultimately not greenlight due to lack of funds.
Let's Fish 2007 Created by Mark Rivers and starring Scott Adsit and Brendon Small in an animation/live-action hybrid about being lost at sea. The pilot was broadcast on the "night of a thousand pilots" but was the only one to not get picked up.
The Lewis Lectures 2002
Stiff 2007 Live-action horror/comedy developed by Matt Maiellaro and aired on Halloween.
That Crook'd 'Sipp 2007 Pilot aired May 13, 2007 and six episodes were greenlit for broadcast in 2008 but never aired. After sitting in limbo until mid 2009, the series has apparently been scrapped and reworked as a 60-minute special airing in March 2010 called Freaknik: The Musical.
Tyrone's Inferno 2008 A series bible was written and much of the series developed by creator Evan Dorkin before the plug was pulled for budgetary reasons before a pilot was animated.
Welcome to Eltingville 2002 Adapted from the Dork comic anthology by former Space Ghost: Coast to Coast writer and cartoonist Evan Dorkin.
The Xtacles 2008 Two episodes of the potential Frisky Dingo spin-off were produced and broadcast on Adult Swim (along with a prequel short on the Frisky Dingo season 2 DVD), but dismal ratings and the closing of 70-30 Productions led to it being shelved.

Stand-Alone Specials

Anime Talk Show 2004 Aired following the unexpected premiere of Perfect Hair Forever (despite advertising indicating that Squidbillies would finally premiere at that night) as a response to what was just seen. The short starred Space Ghost, Meatwad, Early Cuyler and Sharko.
Billy's Balloon 2005 Animated short by Don Hertzfeldt.
China, IL 2008 Miniseries featuring characters created by Brad Neely for before the website folded. The online shorts were combined into one episode for broadcast.
Freaknik: The Musical 2010 "A 60-minute special starring T-Pain with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Andy Samberg and other special guests." The special was announced in an online promo for the network's 2009-2010 season schedule. It is expected to premiere on March 21, 2010.
Intermission in the Third Dimension 2005 Animated short by Don Hertzfeldt, the second in a trilogy of shorts which appeared during the first Animation Show in 2003.
The Jetsons: Father & Son Day 2002 Short based on The Jetsons made by Spumco.
The Jetsons: The Best Son 2002 Short based on The Jetsons made by Spumco.
Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek 2005 A Japanese anime short that was aired on Halloween 2005.
Mike's Pencil Test 2005 A collection of pencil tests by animator Mike Judge.
Night of the Living Doo 2002 Originally broadcast on Cartoon Network during their "The Scooby Doo Project" series of specials.
Penguins Behind Bars 2002
Ranger Smith: A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith 2002 Short based on characters from Yogi Bear made by Spumco, originally aired on Cartoon Network in 1999.
Ranger Smith: Boo Boo Runs Wild 2002 Short based on characters from Yogi Bear made by Spumco, originally aired on Cartoon Network in 1999. This short infamously was aired every Sunday, in the same timeslot, for a period of two months in 2006 without any explanation.
Rejected Although this Academy Award nominated short by Don Hertzfeldt was licensed for broadcast, network censors objected to some of the content and requested that it be edited for television audiences (likely due to the phrase "Sweet Jesus" and Turner Networks then routine objection to using Jesus' name in vain). The short was never broadcast despite two attempts to make it happen.


The Animatrix 2004 An anthology of animated shorts by a variety of animation directors from Japan, Korea and America that served as a prequel to the second Matrix movie.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force colon Movie Film for Theaters 2007 The first feature production by Williams Street. After a theatrical run (and one joke miniature screen run on April 1) and release on DVD, an edited version of the movie made its cable premiere on March 30, 2008.
Bleach: Memories of Nobody 2009 The first in a series of Bleach feature films.
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion 2009 The second in a series of Bleach feature films.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie 2005 The R-Rated feature film continuation of Cowboy Bebop.
Escaflowne: The Movie 2005
G.I. Joe: Resolute 2009 Originally created for online by Warren Ellis, the Adult Swim version compiles all of the shorts into one 90-minute special. The show was created in coordination for the G.I. Joe live action movie.
InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time 2005 Also known as InuYasha: The Love That Transcends Time.
InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass 2005
InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler 2006
InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island 2006
Metropolis 2005 Based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka, which in turn was based on the 1920s German silent film of the same name.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack 2003
Read or Die 2004 A three-episode OVA combined to make on feature production.
The Room 2009 The notoriously bad independent film by Tommy Wiseau aired as part of a night of April Fools programming. Wiseau previously appeared in an episode of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.