Adult Swim announces New Pilots, Specials from Current Shows

Adult Swim is already jumping the gun on its own upfronts (which were supposed to be announced next week). THR reports the network released information on its latest projects. Prepare yourself for data overload.

One new quarter-hour show, TV Sucks, was picked up to series from creator Brad Neely (China, IL) that will be a sketch show featuring the likes of songs and bits. Seth Green is also making another one of those DC Comic/Robot Chicken Specials, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic. Along with Green's special, Tim and Eric will return with two new Tim & Eric Bedtime Stories chapters and Brett Gelman will make third Dinner special. Phew. Adult Swim must feel very exclusive right now. 

On the new show front, Adam Scott and Jon Daly are making an untitled golf show in which the two play professional golfers. And Parks and Rec's own Councilman Jam, Jon Glaser, is making Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter, a show that will most likely turn out the exact way it sounds.

Man. The late night network sure is packed with shows and specials. Here's a list of the pilots ordered too. Just in case you didn't want to wait to see what failed and what didn't.

Bad Guys

The 15-minute project from Paul Scheer (The League) and Nick Giovannetti, centers on a bombastic, megalomaniac terrorist and his upstart terrorist organization’s quest for domination. Bento Box will produce.

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A live-action 15-minute sketch show created by Million Dollar Extreme and set in an almost present day post-apocalyptic nightmare world.

Mr. Neighbor’s House

Brian Huskey (Veep) plays a children’s show host barely able to contain the suppressed rage boiling underneath his quiet demeanor. Mixing vignettes, puppets, animation, stop motion, spoken word and mixed medium elements, this not-for-kids kids show comes from Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas (The League) and Jesse Falcon and is exec produced by Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital).

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This futuristic series centers on the only game that matters, THE GAME, and the BALLMASTRZ who play it. Inside giant battle arenas the size of small cities, teams of players must face challenges that test their physical, mental and psychological limits while entertaining the masses. The 15-minuted animated series is created by Christy Karacas (Superjail!) and produced by Titmouse.

Apollo Gauntlet
A cop from Earth trapped in another world can finally fight crime the way he wants after acquiring talking magical gauntlets. The animated quarter-hour pilot is created by Myles Langlois and produced by Six Point Harness.

Bubblegoose and Juice

Created by Carl Jones (Black Dynamite), the 15-minute follows two best friends, one neurotic and the other a slacker who share a tiny apartment and must maneuver through an unpredictable, supernatural, bizzaro world.

Hot Streets

FBI Agent Mark Branski and his partner David French investigate supernatural phenomena such as alien invasions and monster infestations with the help of his niece and her cowardly dog, Chubbie Webbers. Created by Brian Wysol, Robot Chicken’s Seth Green, Matt Senreich, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner, Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Wysol exec produce the project produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Creataceous Caligula

After Los Angeles is crushed by a title wave of radiated water, a gang of dinosaur freaks led by a T-Rex Caligula emerge from the La Brea tar pits determined to take over the city. The 15-minute pilot hails from JJ Villard (King Star King) and produced by Titmouse.

Doble Fried

A six-pack of carnival freaks running a low-rent amusement park right on the border of Mexico who are always trying to scam money and get lazy lizard honey. The quarter-hour animated pilot is from Matt Furie and produced by PFFR.


The relationship between two brothers is tested as one, a loose-cannon action hero destroys not just villains, but his normal brother’s life as well. Sean Glaze and Chris Prynoski created this 15-minute animated pilot produced by Titmouse.

OMG! Earth

A quarter-hour stop-motion animated comedy set centered on plastic action figures going on adventures against the backdrop of all the classic adventure environments like the old west, the deep blue sea and space. Created by John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, Ashley Arechiga, and Bradley Schaffer, and exec produced by Harvatine and Towner, and Seth Green and Matt Senreich (Robot Chicken). Arechiga, and Schaffer as co-exec produce the project, produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

The Pound Hole

Billed as a contemporary Soul Train, Adult Swim’s first-ever late night dance party shows DJ Douggpound (played by Doug Lussenhop) remixing both the audio and visuals of this club into surreal but always danceable situations. Adult Swim’s sole live-action pilot, it hails from creator Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL), Lussenhop (Tim & Eric Awesome Show), and helmed by acclaimed music video directors The Daniels.