Since , Adult Swim has exposed viewers to dozens of silly, anarchic, and innovative comedies—both animated and live-action. Not to mention thousands of clever white text-on-black ink bumpers between everything. Here's a look behind the scenes of the network's rise to prominence. Until , Cartoon Network was a dumping ground for old cartoons whose rights were controlled by parent company Turner Broadcasting, which at the time was run by media tycoon Ted Turner. The channel started experimenting with late-night programming in an attempt to see if teenagers or young adults would tune in after hours and for something besides old episodes of The Flintstones.
The Adult Swim Network was a series of risque' animated shows that premiered on the Cartoon network in The basic premise behind Adult Swim was cartoon shows that were more geared toward adults. The shows featured various sketches that were sexually suggestive and were not necessarily meant for children. As a result they were shown in the later hours of the night when the normal demographic of Cartoon network children would be asleep. The title "Adult Swim" comes from the public swimming pool designation where only adults are allowed to swim.
It is about the surreal adventures and antics of three anthropomorphic fast food items: Master Shake , Frylock , and Meatwad , who live together as roommates and frequently interact with their human next-door neighbor, Carl Brutananadilewski. It was created as a spin-off series of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. The show had its first broadcast as a stealth airing in the early hours of December 30, and later made its official series debut as a member of Adult Swim's initial lineup in September Every episode was written and directed by Willis and Maiellaro, who also provided several voices.
This is a list of programs that have been broadcast on Adult Swim 's formerly Cartoon Network 's Toonami programming block. Broadcast times and ranges shown are with respect to the United States' Eastern Time Zone based on Adult Swim's headquarters being located in this time zone. The broadcast times and ranges can also be used in conjunction with the Pacific Time Zone based on the network's West Coast feed. Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have licensed a number of animated series for broadcast on the Toonami programming blocks over the years. Besides Robotech , the following shows were featured:.