Adult Swim (since 2001) is an American adult-oriented nightly programming block of the basic cable network Cartoon Network that is produced in-house by Williams Street. Adult Swim, marketed as a separate network for ratings purposes, airs nightly at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. PT/ET. 1)
Adult Swim bought the syndication rights after FOX canceled the series in 2002. Three years later, FOX renewed Family Guy after great ratings. 2)
One season of Robot Chicken takes 11 months to make from concept to screen due to the series' usage of stop-motion animation. 3)
Adult Swim creator Mike Lazzo recalled how Genndy Tartakovsky sold Samurai Jack to Genndy Tartakovsky.
“'Hey, remember David Carradine in Kung Fu?' said Tartakovsky. Wasn't that cool?' 'Yeah, that's really cool,' I said. That was the pitch, in a nutshell “Lazzo stated. 4)
“They sent me an envelope with a DVD, which I usually toss away, but this one also contained an itemized bill,” Mr. Show co-creator and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk told Variety. “There was a charge for postage, a charge for packaging, a charge for shipping—everything was charged. It also made me laugh.” Odenkirk was impressed by what he saw and arranged for the two to meet with Adult Swim executives, which led to Tom Goes to the Mayor and then Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and other shows they've produced. 5)