Adult Swim Expands to Seventh Night

Apr 26, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Adult Swim, Turner Broadcasting’s late night comedy network, plans to expand to a seventh night beginning July 6.

The network, which shares channel space with Cartoon Network, is viewed by more adults 18-34 than any other basic cable network.

At its upfront presentation in New York Thursday, Adult Swim said it is adding new series “Superjail,” “Fat Guy Stuck in Internet” and “Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil.”

The channel will also feature a special “Star Wars” themed episode of “Robot Chicken.”

Adult Swim said it is producing new episodes or new series of its current series “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job,” “Saul of the Mole Men; “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Assy McGee,” “The Boondocks,” Frisky Dingo,” “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law,” “Metalocalypse,” “Moral Orel,” “Robot Chicken,” “Squidbillies” and “The Venture Bros.”

Adult Swim was in the news when promotional lightboxes put up around the country for “Aqua Teen” were discovered by officials in Boston who thought they might be explosive devices. Traffic was stopped, bridges were closed, trains were halted and local politicians were outraged. Parent Turner Broadcasting wound up paying $2 million to pay for the emergency response and Cartoon Network’s Jim Samples resigned.

Meanwhile, Adult Swim continues to report record ratings.