Good news, late night stoner TV viewers! Adult Swim is picking up a bevy of new shows, all of which have impressive alt-comedy pedigrees to them, for the new fall season. This includes new shows featuring one based off of Harold and Kumar, a new show from Community‘s Dan Harmon (which should tide us over if Community is cancelled) and various others which I’m sure I would enjoy more if I actually did weed. I’m not cool. Deadline reports:
Untitled Animated Harold & Kumar Project (In Development) – An animated version of the eponymous blockbuster stoner comedy series. Produced by Lionsgate.
Rick & Morty – A genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson, and the journeys in life they share. From Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland. (30-minute animated)
Colonel Wallace (Working Title) – An eccentric southern fried chicken magnate and his adventures with his family. Created by Greg Cohen (Conan O’Brien, King of the Hill, TV Funhouse). (15-minute animated)
Coffin Dodgers – A group of misfit grumps get into Animal House-style trouble at a cozy suburban retirement home. From Dave Silverstein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together). (30-minute animated)
Green Bench: The American Day Dream – A group of friends have pooled their money to buy a large office space for their business. The only problem is they haven’t quite figured out what that business is. In the meantime, it’s an awesome headquarters where their petty, self-centered, and mischievous minds can wander. From the internet sketch comedy sensation Green Bench and produced by Dakota Pictures. (30-minute live-action)
Freestyle Love Supreme – These I.T. guys work on their freestyle rapping at the office, much to the annoyance of their co-workers. From Ars Nova (Black Dynamite, In the Heights). (30-minute live-action)
King Star King – King Star King is a modern day he-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot. From artist JJ Villard (Monsters Vs. Aliens) and Eric Kaplan (Big Bang Theory). (15-minute animated)
Rolling With Dad – A brilliant, but disabled man deals with his much less intelligent family. From Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter; Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows; The Hard Times of RJ Berger) and David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of RJ Berger). (30-minute animated)
I might be in a boat by myself here, but as a fan of Drawn Together, I’m totally looking forward to Coffin Dodgers. Plus Colonel Wallace sounds pretty promising too, although I’m basing that more on Greg Cohen‘s track record, which has been consistently funny but still smart and subversive enough to avoid being labeled low-brow. But more than anything, I just want to see Rick & Morty, which I’m dubbing Community‘s eventual successor.