ADULT SWIM DELIVERS A FULLY-LOADED SCHEDULE THIS FALL WITH TONS OF NEW CONTENT TO KEEP EYES GLUED TO THE TUBE
Solid Schedule Sees the Return of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Archer, The Eric Andre Show,
and Many More
New Corus Original Series, Doomsday Brothers, Looms Over the Line-Up in October
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For Immediate Release TORONTO, September 10, 2020 – Celebrating its one year anniversary this past spring, Corus Entertainment’s newest network and Top 20 specialty station, Adult Swim, has more than doubled its linear audience and achieved massive success on streaming network STACKTV, with over 2.9 million streams for over 1.2 million hours of viewing time this past quarter alone. The network shows no signs of stopping with an incredible fall line-up of fresh content featuring new Canadian post-apocalyptic animated series, Doomsday Brothers, and 9 returning cult favourites including 12oz. Mouse, Tigtone, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Lazor Wulf, and The Eric Andre Show, plus popular series including Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, and Archer.
Bottoms up! Season 3 of 12oz Mouse stumbled back to the schedule on Sunday, September 6 at 12:30 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. ET. 12oz Mouse is a comically surreal psychological thriller that takes place in a world where fish talk and eyeballs walk. Trapped in this unconventional version of hell, we follow Mouse on his journey to recollect his past and find the truth about who he once was. Mouse discovers old friends and new ones that are also looking for the way home but who can be trusted when they are surrounded by conspiracy and raw emotional evil that trapped them here in the first place?
Hungry for more Bob’s Burgers? Tune into the Adult Swim premiere of Season 10 on Saturday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET. The series follows Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and his ever-quirky family who together run the restaurant Bob’s Burgers. In addition to its 2020 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program, the series has been nominated in the same category in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, having won the award twice, its first Emmy Award in 2014 and in 2017. The series also recently was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and an Annie Award. In addition to Benjamin, Bob’s Burgers features the voices of John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz and Larry Murphy. Season 10 featured its annual holiday-themed episodes and all-new and returning guest voices, including Megan Mullally, Billy Eichner, Jenny Slate, Sarah Silverman, George Wallace, Sharon Horgan and more.
Entering its 18th season on Adult Swim on Sunday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET, Family Guy continues to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humour, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. Since its debut in 1999, the series has reached cult status among fans, and its breakout star, a talking baby, has become one of the greatest TV characters of all time.
Later that night at Midnight ET, the saga continues with the Season 2 premiere of Tigtone, a quest-addicted hero who slashes his way through a satirical fantasy universe with melodramatic ferocity and a complete disregard for the collateral damage he inflicts along the way. Combining highly rendered, hand-painted fantasy art, motion capture performance, 2D animation, and pseudo-3D visual effects, the wizards at Titmouse Animation have ventured into uncharted territory to pioneer this radical new style, creating a Tigtone universe that is beautifully unsettling.
Then, Season 11 of the Emmy-award winning series Archer, produced by FX Productions for FXX, premieres on Wednesday, September 16 at 10 p.m. ET. The animated comedy distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International, follows Sterling Archer and his return to the spy world after a three-year coma. While many things changed during his absence, Archer is confident it will take just a little time for him to reset things back to the old ways. The problem: does the rest of the team want that? Everyone else has been doing pretty well and may not be ready for his return to throw a wrench in their well-oiled machine.
Following its debut on Télétoon la nuit comes the new Corus original series Doomsday Brothers, premiering Sunday, September 20 at 11 p.m. ET. The animated series from N12 Productions and Portfolio Entertainment, follows the post-apocalyptic misadventures of Rafe and Gabe Burns, two survivalist brothers who are hired to become protectors of their rural hometown. Unbeknownst to them, their long-lost mother Judith is locked in a secret military super bunker. As Judith tries to outwit the super bunker’s sentient computer system and get back to her sons, Rafe and Gabe discover the wonders, horrors, and temptations of the wasteland.
This October, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal continues with part two on Sunday, October 4 at 11:30 p.m. The series follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution as he forms an unlikely friendship with an almost extinct dinosaur. The stunning and epic series is a painting come to life relying solely on music and graphic imagery to tell the story of two unlikely allies as they navigate through a treacherous world. After bonding over unfortunate tragedies, they seem to become each other’s only hope of survival against a common enemy.
The Eric Andre Show has returned from hell for Season 5 premiering Sunday, October 25 at Midnight. Now that the world is openly falling apart at the seams, there is only one late night talk show deranged enough to match the zeitgeist of the times! Strap in, shave your head, your ass, and the thin membrane separating your skull from your brain as Eric jam-packs each episode with tortured celebrities, ethically complex street pranks, and severely injured rappers. Hannibal Buress quits, Filipe Esparza co-hosts, Lakeith Stanfield loiters, and Hannibal’s clone Blannibal is born. Along for the ride, this season’s guest stars include Adam Rippon, Dermot Mulroney, Luis Guzman, Tia Carrere, Robin Givens, Jai Rodriguez and Omarion, among others.
Later this year, howl-larious Lazor Wulf returns for Season 2 on Sunday, December 6 at 12 a.m. and 12:15 a.m. ET. The animated series about finding the inner strength to buy your own cereal, not dying, and the art of the scam.
Adult Swim can be streamed live and on demand on the new Global TV App, available now on iOS, Android, Chromecast and at watch.globaltv.com, and via STACKTV, available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The network is also available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink and SaskTel.
Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, confirmed data, M-Su 2a-2a, A25-54, A18-49, M25-54, AMA(000)//Rank Based on SP20 (Dec 30/19 – May 31/20), CDN SPEC COM ENG//Growth Based on Adult Swim (Apr 1/19 – Mar 31/20) vs. Action (Apr 1/18 – Mar 31/19)
Source: Corus Data – Apr-Jun 2020
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