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PR: Case Closed on "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law"

by on July 13, 2007

Case Closed on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

Final Episodes of Critically-Acclaimed Adult Swim Original Series Air in July

After six memorable years, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is turning in its crest. Two new episodes airing in July will mark the official end to the popular animated series. The last episode ever is a 30-minute special and airs Sunday, July 22, at 11:45 p.m. (ET, PT). Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law helped launch Adult Swim and was part of the first original line-up on the now highly rated late-night network for young adults. The series, which was an instant success and received immediate critical acclaim upon its debut, is now retiring after 39 episodes.

Harvey Birdman was an aging, B-list superhero with bad knees before he turned in his cape and cowl to become the token cartoon lawyer at Sebben & Sebben. He may have earned his law degree from watching reruns of Law & Order, but Harvey Birdman’s client roster includes animated heavyweights Fred Flintstone, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy and Grape Ape, to name a few. And after 38 legal cases in the courtroom, his super powers are still in his blood. In his last farewell, Harvey shows that after all these years, he is not only super in the courts, but on the streets as well.

Following is the schedule for the final two episodes of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. All times ET, PT.

* Sunday, July 15, at 11:45 p.m. (ET, PT): “Harvey Birdman, Juror in Court” – Harvey is summoned to serve as a juror on the same trial that he is representing. Duplicator creates a second Harvey so that the winged ex-superhero can carry out both of his civic duties. And even though it’s relatively clear that just the one Harvey alone barely makes any substantial impact whatsoever, it is possible that two Harveys together can win over one jury. Meanwhile, Potamus, claims sexual harassment at the hands of Judy Ken Sebben. Emotionally scarred, he finds comfort in support groups.

* Sunday, July 22, at 11:45 p.m. (ET, PT): “The Death of Harvey” – After all his 38 cases were ordered a “re-do,” Harvey falls into a drunken depression, until the Birdteam comes to his rescue. Harvey transforms into the superhero lawyer he was meant to be, just in time to defend the city from one of his former clients, Nitron, who is wreaking havoc on the city. Will Harvey be able to save the day or does he die, like the title clearly suggests? More importantly, will X finally obtain the crest?

Based on characters created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law was created by Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter. The series premiered in Sept. 2001, debuting simultaneously with Adult Swim.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated comedy and action series for young adults. Airing overnights six days a week for a total of 45 hours weekly, Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, home to the best in original, classic and acquired programming for children and families, and is seen in 91 million U.S. homes.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

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