PR: Cartoon Network Canada and Adult Swim Canada Programming Highlights for November 2012
CONTINUING NEW SERIES
Adventure Time with Finn & Jake (New Episodes)
Airs Mondays at 7 p.m. ET/PT
Adventure Time with Finn & Jake introduces viewers to unlikely heroes Finn & Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, these heroes always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart, depend on each other through thick and thin. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King, or rocking out with undead music wiz Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn & Jake it’s always Adventure Time.
The Amazing World of Gumball (New Episodes)
Airs Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
The Amazing World of Gumball tells the story of an extraordinary suburban family who just happen to live in an ordinary town. There’s Dad, a 6’4” pink rabbit who stays at home while Mom works in the rainbow factory. Their kids are pretty standard too: there’s Gumball, a blue cat with a giant head, Anais, a 4-year-old genius bunny and Darwin, a pet goldfish who became part of the family when he sprouted legs. At the heart of The Amazing World of Gumball is Gumball, a kid who faces the trials and tribulations of any 12-year-old; like being chased by a rampaging T-Rex, having a robot steal his identity, or dressing as a cheerleader to impress the girl of his dreams.
Regular Show (New Episodes)
Airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Regular Show features best friends Mordecai (a six-foot-tall blue jay) and Rigby (a hyperactive raccoon). The two are groundskeepers at a park owned by Pops, a humanoid-looking lollipop who has spent his entire life there. The job is so deadly dull that the two friends will do anything they can to avoid it. This doesn’t go over well with their boss Benson (an anthropomorphic gumball machine) — but their efforts often result in insane escapades that delight Pops.
MAD: The Animated Series (New Episodes)
Airs Monday to Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
Inspired by the iconic MAD magazine, published by DC Comics, MAD is a new, animated sketch-comedy series that utilizes a twisted mix of humor and animation styles in order to pull back the curtain and expose the sordid truth behind movies, TV shows, games and, of course, curtains! Alfred E. Newman, Spy vs. Spy and other classic MAD icons are on board to help skewer the viewer, because no one and nothing is safe from MAD’s barrage of pop culture parodies and punch lines.
Dude, What Would Happen (New Episodes)
Airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT
Three Dudes, one question: Dude, What Would Happen? In this live-action reality series, three dudes test out all kinds of crazy stunts and experiments to answer questions nobody else would ask.
Destroy Build Destroy (New Episodes)
Airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
Hosted by musician and master of destruction Andrew W.K., this live-action game show sees teenaged contestants building and destroying elaborate structures for cash prizes.
Sym-bionic Titan (New Episodes)
Airs Saturdays at 9 a.m. ET/PT
A refugee princess, her brooding body guard and their robot hide out from an evil general on Earth – using their robotic battle suits to fight off the general’s giant monsters and protect their adoptive home.
Generator Rex (New episodes)
Airs Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT
Generator Rex is a series about a teen with extraordinary powers. Infected by microscopic molecular-altering nanites, 15-year-old Rex has the ability to grow incredible machines out of his body. Rex soon finds himself recruited into a secret organization called Providence. Now Rex must investigate biological mutations caused by the same nanites that gave him his powers.
Young Justice (New Episodes)
Airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET/PT
Being a teenager means proving yourself over and over – to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and ultimately, to yourself. But what if you were a teenage superhero? How much harder would it be to prove yourself in a world of super powers, super villains and super secrets? Would you be ready for life-or-death rites of passage? Would you be ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis will find out as members of Young Justice.
Ben 10: Omniverse
Airs Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
The fourth series in the Ben 10 franchise finds our Ben Tennyson, now 16-years-old, emerging as a solo hero. That is, until Ben’s grandpa Max teams him up with an alien named Rook on a mission to explore a secret alien city that brings back enemies from his past.
Level Up (New Episodes)
Airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
After unwittingly opening a portal from a video game to the real world, three teenaged gamers must come together to play the game for real – and the teens soon discover that battling video game characters causes all kinds of chaos in their personal lives.
CARTOON NETWORK MARATHONS
Airs from 8 a.m. ET/PT to 10:30 a.m. ET/PT (Six back-to-Back Episodes)
Airs from 12 noon ET/PT to 6 p.m. ET/PT (12 back-to-Back Episodes)
About Cartoon Network (Canada)
Cartoon Network (Canada) offers a unique and diverse slate of entertainment experiences through hilarious animated and live-action content for kids and families. Brought to Canadian audiences by TELETOON Canada Inc., and seen in over 168 countries, Cartoon Network is available in English and in both standard and high definition. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro, Télétoon Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada’s online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit cartoonnetwork.ca.
Adult Swim continues to work the late shift for Cartoon Network by bringing irreverent, funny programming to young adults looking for alternative programming. This month, viewers can catch up on episodes of their favourite shows, including Venture Bros., Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.
TIM AND ERIC AWESOME SHOW, GREAT JOB! MARATHON
Airs Sunday, November 25 from 9 p.m. ET/PT to 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Adult Swim will bring audiences their favourite comedy featuring the anti-celebrity comics, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Episodes will feature special guest appearances by the likes of Weird Al Yankovic, Zack Galifianakis and more!
Airs Mondays to Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
In this spoof of 1960s cartoons such as Jonny Quest and boys’ adventure novels like the “Tom Swift” and “Hardy Boys” series, the Venture brothers – Hank and Dean – travel around the world with their renowned scientist father, Doctor Venture. Fraternal twins Hank and Dean are total idiots who think, act and talk like they’re in the ’60s, even though they’re 21st-century teenagers. Doc Venture, who really can’t stand his dimwitted sons, pops “diet pills” like candy. Doc reeks of failure and unrealized potential, but he hopes his new invention will bring him the glory and respect he has long sought. Meanwhile the family bodyguard, Brock Sampson, is a former secret agent who responds to any and all crises with relentless, remorseless brutality.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Airs Mondays to Fridays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Three unique detectives, the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, share a rental house in New Jersey. This mystery-solving trio is comprised of human-sized food products: Master Shake, the big-mouthed, self-appointed team leader with a short attention span and no work ethic; Frylock, the only reasonable member of the group, who happens to be a box of French-fried potatoes – spuds with power; and Meatwad, a talented round mound of meat who can take the shape of a hot dog or an igloo. Together, this triple threat tackles unusual cases from the luxury of a neighbor’s swimming pool – unless they’re confronted by danger. Then, of course, the three run as fast as they can.
Airs Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
A family of inbred squids tear up the North Georgia Mountains. It’s not all drinking, brawling and reckless gunplay – occasionally they use crossbows. There’s also hate, love, a multinational drywall conglomerate, the penal system and a deep-seated mistrust of authority and all things different, all told through the lives of a family of squids left behind when the pre-historic oceans receded from the North Georgia mountains.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Airs Saturdays and Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT
A sketch variety show from the comedy duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! offers viewers a look into the uniquely funny minds of the creators. This fast-paced, absurd collection of short films, parodies, animations, pranks and musical numbers features the talents of Bob Odenkirk, John C Reilly, Weird Al Yankovic, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn, Todd Barry and a host of comedians, celebrities, bad actors and pets. Great Job!
About Adult Swim (Canada)
Adult Swim (Canada) works the late shift, bringing irreverent, funny programming to young adults looking for alternative programming. Brought to Canadian audiences by TELETOON Canada Inc., Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro, Télétoon Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada’s online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral
(50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit adultswimcanada.com.