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Adult Swim January Ratings

For the month of January, Adult Swim ranked #1 among ad-supported cable for monthly total day delivery of adults 18-24, men 18-24 and men 18-34, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The late-night service also topped all other basic cable networks for the number of telecasts that ranked among January’s top 50 programs […]

Adult Swim Renews "The Boondocks"

Adult Swim has ordered a second season of The Boondocks. The network has signed on for 20 new episodes of the series. The new episodes are expected to air on Adult Swim this winter. [Source: Business Wire]

Al Sharpton vs. "The Boondocks"

The Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding an apology from Cartoon Network over last week’s episode of The Boondocks, “The Return of the King,” where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., uses a racial epithet. Sharpton further demanded that the network “commit to pulling episodes that desecrate black historic figures.” A statement from Cartoon Network […]

"Boondocks" Language Triggers Protest

The Los Angeles Times reports that several Los Angeles-area black community leaders are organizing a protest over Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks animated series, which debuted on November 6 on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (free registration required). Their specific grievance is over the repeated and frequent use of “the N-word” and its many variations. Their efforts will […]

"Boondocks" Triggers Controversy Before Premiere

An article in the Los Angeles Times covers the premiere of The Boondocks on Cartoon Network (free registration required). Both Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and Cartoon Network vice president Mike Lazzo were interviewed for the article. It also notes a long line of prominent African-Americans, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby, who are […]

"Are You Laughing?" Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The Hippocratic oath is, “First, do no harm.” Aaron McGruder isn’t a doctor, but if he has an oath when it comes to his comic strip The Boondocks, it’s probably “First, make sure it’s funny.” A genial McGruder participated in a teleconference with the news media on Tuesday to promote the new Boondocks animated show. […]

NY Times Profiles Aaron McGruder and "The Boondocks"

The New York Times has published an article about Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks, coming to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on November 6 (registration required). The origins of the strip (and its ties to discredited Times reporter Jayson Blair), upcoming plots for the TV show, and McGruder’s use of racially charged themes and language are all discussed […]

"Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek" Comes to Adult Swim

Central Park Media’s award-winning short film Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block this month. The CG sci-fi horror anime will be broadcast on Saturday night/Sunday morning, October 30, at 12:00am. [Source: Adult Swim] Click here to read Toon Zone’s review of Kakurenbo. (via William C. Maune)

Adult Swim Holds Katrina Charity Auction

Adult Swim is holding a charity auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. One-hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for Katrina relief. The auction ends October 1. Click 63974721QQcategoryZ14433QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem” target=”blank”>here to view the auction. [Source: Adult Swim]

Adult Swim Block premieres on CN Latin America on October 7th

Latin America is going to get its own version of the popular Adult Swim block beginning October 7th. Among the confirmed shows that will air in the block are Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Sealab 2021 and Home Movies. Source: [Cartoon Network/Terra.com.mx]

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