List of programs broadcast by Adult Swim

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Adult Swim's current logo, introduced in 2003

This is a list of television programs formerly or currently broadcast on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim in the United States. Although both networks share the same time space, Adult Swim is classified as a separate entity for the purposes of Nielsen ratings.

Unlike other networks, Adult Swim usually leaves the door open for canceled shows to come back, be it on air or in another format. Show creators may choose to move on to a new project, but because of the channel's flexible scheduling and low production costs, there is a chance the canceled show could return some day. For example, Space Ghost Coast to Coast has been brought back in short form on Gametap while The Brak Show, Perfect Hair Forever, and 12 Oz. Mouse all had webisodes released on Adult Swim Video following their conclusions.[1][2][3]


Currently airing[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
Childrens Hospital 2010–present A live-action parody of hospital dramas. Sixth season began March 30, 2015 and currently airs Fridays at midnight Eastern.[4]
China, IL 2011–present Created by Brad Neely. Season 2 began airing on September 22, 2013. Season 3 premiered on April 5, 2015.


Show Year(s) Description
Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2000–present Season 1–8 available on DVD. The longest running series on Adult Swim, and the first series on the network to be adapted for a feature-length film. As of 2011, each season is given a different alternative title as a running gag from series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro. An episode from the fifth season, titled "Boston" was pulled to prevent further controversy surrounding the 2007 Boston bomb scare. The tenth season premiered August 11, 2013.[5] Willis has stated that an eleventh season will premiere in early 2015.[6] Maiellaro stated that there are no plans to end the series at any time in the foreseeable future.[7]
Black Jesus 2014–present Live-action comedy by Aaron McGruder. Renewed for a second season.[8]
The Eric André Show 2012–present A parody talk show hosted by Eric André and Hannibal Buress. The first season premiered May 20, 2012 and ended with ten episodes July 29, 2012. The second season premiered on October 4, 2013. The third season ended on January 23, 2015. Renewed for a fourth season.[9]
The Heart, She Holler 2011–present Premiered November 1, 2011. Aired in a single week as a mini-series. Second season began September 10, 2013 at 12:30am/11:30c. Third season premiered December 1.[10] Renewed for a fourth season.
The Jack and Triumph Show 2015 Live-action half-hour sitcom which premiered on February 20.[11] Produced and owned by Universal Television. Currently on mid-season hiatus. Reruns air Sundays at 10 PM Eastern.
Mike Tyson Mysteries 2014–present Comedy series about Mike Tyson. Premiered October 27, 2014. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and owned by Warner Bros. Entertainment.[12] Renewed for a second season.[8]
Mr. Pickles 2014–present Animated series by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart. The pilot premiered on on July 29, 2013 as part of a vote to decide whether or not the pilot will air on August 26.[13] It later aired on August 26, 2013. Season one premiered September 21, 2014 and ended November 23. Renewed for a second season.[8]
Rick and Morty 2013–present Series created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.[12] Pilot premiered on on July 20, 2013 as part of Comic-Con 2013. Premiered December 2, 2013 at 10:30pm. Renewed for a second season.[14]
The Venture Bros. 2003–present A sixth season has been greenlit and is currently in production.
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell 2013–present Created by Dave Willis and Casper Kelly. Renewed for a second season.[15]

Online content[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
Animal Calls 2013 Live-action nature show parody centering on animal calls.
Brad Neely 2013 Animated shorts by Brad Neely.
Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Centruey of the Week 2007–present Spin-off of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Childrens Hospital Webisodes 2013 Online-exclusive version of Childrens Hospital.
Decker 2014–present Spoof of action B-movies created by and starring Tim Heidecker. Spinoff of On Cinema at the Cinema.
Dexter's Laboratory 2013 The unaired episode of "Rude Removal". Originally intended to air on Cartoon Network in 1997. Due to profanity, the episode did not pass Cartoon Network's Standards & Practices department, and was not released to the public until January 22, 2013, when it was posted to Adult Swim's YouTube channel and Adult Swim Video. Shortly after its public release, the episode was removed from the Adult Swim website and set to unlisted on YouTube. Eventually, the short was deleted from altogether.
Entertainment 2013 Live-action sketch-comedy series lampooning the entertainment industry.
The Eric Andre Show Mini Episodes 2013 Online-exclusive version of The Eric Andre Show.
FishCenter Live 2014 Formerly Williams Street Aquarium. A fish-themed live call-in talk show based around a live feed of the aquarium at the Adult Swim offices.[16]
Futuremanity[17] 2013 Live-action parody of science programs hosted by James Urbaniak.
HyperToe 2014 Rapid-fire nonsensical sketch comedy series.[18]
Job Interview Tips 2013 Live-action series featuring fake job interview tips.
Literary Musings with Mark Twain 2013 Live-action comedy about Mark Twain.
Magical Apartment Land 2013 Live-action series focusing on a variety of objects in an apartment that come to life.
Memes 2013 Live-action sketch comedy spoofing internet memes.
On Cinema at the Cinema 2013–present Live-action parody of movie-review shows with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.
Paynt Boyz 2013 Live-action comedy about a group of street artists who videotape their work.
Porn Foley 2013 Live-action comedy about a foley artist in the adult film industry.
Shorts 2013 One-shot sketches/videos separate from the other web series, many of which spoof current events.
Space Miners 2013 Live-action comedy about a group of miners in a far-off system.
Stock Footage Commentary 2013 Live-action comedy about a company that produces stock footage.
Superego 2013 Sketch comedy show by the comedy team of the same name.
Tech Scoop 2013 Live-action parody of technology review shows.
Think Talk 2013 Live-action talk-show featuring celebrity interviews.
Toe 2014 An ongoing shot of a planet with bizarre occurrences.[19]
Toonami Pre-Flight 2015 A talk show about Toonami.[20]
The Trash Heap 2013 Live-action parody of tabloid news shows.
Webisodes 2013 Web series and exclusive episodes of Adult Swim shows. Notably featured the banned Dexter's Laboratory episode Rude Removal.[21]
Williams Street Music Club 2014 Formerly Music Bros. Live call-in talk show where Jason DeMarco and Adam Fuchs play their favorite songs and discuss music.[22]
XHow 2013 Live-action parody of how-to programs.
Yoga Bro with Papa Paul 2013 Live-action comedy featuring fake yoga poses.
[UNCLASSIFIED] 2013 A collection of rare and unreleased music.

Unrenewed/on hiatus[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule 2010–present Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! spin-off featuring the character Dr. Steve Brule. Third season premiered on February 27.
Eagleheart 2011–present The series is produced by Conan O'Brien's production company, Conaco, and stars Chris Elliott. The third season premiered November 14, 2013. Not yet renewed for a fourth season.
FishCenter 2015 Spoof of sports talk shows. Began airing on February 9, 2015. Not currently scheduled.
Hot Package 2013–present A live-action parody of entertainment news programs featuring found footage and bizarre film and TV clips. Created by Derrick Beckles. Season 2 premiered on February 27, 2015.
Loiter Squad 2012–present An alternative sketch comedy series featuring rap group OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), produced by Dimitry Elyashkevich and Jeff Tremaine of Dickhouse. Premiered March 25, 2012. Third Season premiered on May 15, 2014. Not yet renewed for a fourth season.
Metalocalypse 2006–present The fourth season ended July 15, 2012.
Newsreaders 2013–present Fictional news magazine parody spin-off from Childrens Hospital. Premiered January 18, 2013.[23] Renewed for a second season, which premiered on October 23.[24]
NTSF:SD:SUV:: 2011–present Short for National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle. The third season premiered July 26, 2013 and ended with a Christmas themed episode airing December 20, 2013. Not yet renewed for a fourth season.
Off the Air 2011–present Television/Internet Video Anthology series. Premiered January 1, 2011. Third Season ended on April 24, 2014. Fourth Season began airing on September 2 at 4 a.m.
Robot Chicken 2005–present Season seven premiered on April 13, 2014[25] and finished on August 17, 2014.[26] Not yet renewed for an eighth season.
Squidbillies 2005–present Season 9 premiered on September 21. Not yet renewed for a tenth season.
Superjail! 2007–present A fourth season premiered in June 2014. Not yet renewed for a fifth season.
Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories 2014 Live-action series by comedy stars Tim and Eric.[12] Pilot premiered November 1, 2013. Series premiered September 18. Not yet renewed for a second season.
You're Whole 2012–present Mock self-help infomercial starring Michael Ian Black. Premiered November 6, 2012.[27] Season two began November 5.[28]

Canceled/ended original programming[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
12 oz. Mouse 2005–06 Ended television run in December 2006 with 20 episodes, and one webisode on Adult Swim Video.
Assy McGee 2006–08 Created by Carl Adams, Matt Harrigan and H. Jon Benjamin. Cancelled in 2008 after 2 seasons and 20 episodes.
Black Dynamite 2012–15[29] Premiered July 15, 2012. Executive produced by Carl Jones. The first season ended September 23, 2012. Season 2 began on October 18.[citation needed] The show was not renewed for a third season.[30]
The Boondocks 2005–14 Created by Aaron McGruder, season 4 was produced without his involvement. It ended on June 23, 2014 with 55 episodes.
The Brak Show 2000–03;
Spin-off of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, along with Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Perfect Hair Forever, and Squidbillies. The show was unexpectedly canceled on New Year's Eve 2003, with viewers not finding out until the end of the episode. Ended in December 2003 with 28 episodes, and one webisode that aired on Adult Swim Video in 2007.
Delocated 2008–13 Ended March 7, 2013 with 30 episodes. The successful pilot aired in 2008.
The Drinky Crow Show 2007–09 Ended January 25, 2009 with 11 episodes. Based on Tony Millionaire's character from the Maakies comic strip. Series cancellation was confirmed in a Maakies comic.[31]
Fat Guy Stuck in Internet 2007–08 Ended in August 2008 with 10 episodes.[32]
Frisky Dingo 2006–08 Cretaed by Matt Thompson and Adam Reed of 70/30 Productions. Ended March 23, 2008 with 25 episodes.
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012–14 Directed by Lance Bangs. Originally aired as a special October 12, 2012. Three more episodes were announced, the first of which aired June 6, 2013,[33] the second on November 8, 2013,[34] and the third on January 23, 2014. Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler starred in the first and second episodes, while Adam Scott starred in both episodes. Adam Scott confirmed in an interview that production of the series had ended.
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2000–07 Ended July 22, 2007 with 39 episodes.
Home Movies 2001–04 Originally aired on UPN. After cancellation by the network, Adult Swim picked up the series and ordered new episodes. Ended in April 2004 with 52 episodes.
King Star King 2014 Animated series by JJ Villard. The pilot premiered on on July 22, 2013 as part of a vote to decide whether or not it will air on August 26.[35] The pilot episode aired on November 3, 2013 as daylight savings time filler during Toonami. The remainder of the series premiered online on June 15, 2014. The series began airing on television on July 11, 2014 and finished on December 6.[36]
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil 2005–07 Season 1 ended November 11, 2007. Series cancellation has been confirmed.
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole 2010–12 A stop-motion animated series from Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of Moral Orel. The series ended on March 25, 2012.
Minoriteam 2005–06 Ended in July 2006 with 20 episodes.
Mongo Wrestling Alliance 2011 Created by Metalocalypse co-creator Tommy Blacha. Series ended July 31, 2011. No more news about a second season.
Moral Orel 2005–08, 2012 Series ended in December 2008 with 43 episodes. Aired a one-off special titled "Beforel Orel: Trust" on November 19, 2012.
Perfect Hair Forever 2004–07, 2014 A indirect spinoff of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. A second season of 16 episodes was to premiere on Adult Swim Video in 2007, but the income made off the broadband service was not sufficient enough. A seventh episode was played during the 2007 April Fool's Day, along with the previous episodes in reverse order. The pilot episode was released on DVD as part of Adult Swim in a Box on October 27, 2009. Six episodes were made and the creators are not interested in continuing it for a second season. The show ended after a few more conclusion episodes were made. A new episode was aired unannounced on April Fools Day 2014.
The Restless Bell 2012 Premiered September 4, 2012.[37]
The Rising Son 2009 Ended in 2009 with 4 episodes.
Saul of the Mole Men 2007 Ended in 2007 with 20 episodes.
Sealab 2021 2000–05 Adult Swim original animated program based on the short lived Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera TV series Sealab 2020. Ended in April 2005 with 52 episodes.
Soul Quest Overdrive 2011 Spin-off of Aqua Teen Hunger Force starring David Cross, H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal and Gavin McInnes. Picked up for six episodes in 2010.[38] The first 4 episodes premiered in Adult Swim's "DVR Theater" May 24, 2011.[39] The episode "Pilot" and another unknown episode were never aired. Gavin McInnes, who voiced Mick, the soccer ball, confirmed the series was canceled. It was created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. Was aired as a contest in which viewers will like to pick a pilot on March 28, 2010.
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1994–04;
Originally aired on Cartoon Network. The program was moved to Adult Swim when the block premiered in 2001. Initially ended in April 2004 with 93 episodes. Was revived in 2006, and new episodes began to premiere on Gametap in short form. The GameTap version premiered on May 30, 2006, and ended on May 31, 2008 with 104 episodes.
Stroker and Hoop 2004–05 Ended in December 2005 with 13 episodes. Series cancellation was confirmed on the message boards.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2007–10 The series finale aired on May 2, 2010. However, the duo produced a one-hour Christmas special entitled Tim and Eric's Chrimbus Special, which premiered on December 5, 2010.
Titan Maximum 2009 Series ended November 22, 2009.[40]
Tom Goes to the Mayor 2004–06 Creators Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim announced that the series will be out of production for the foreseeable future, so that they may concentrate on their other series, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. Ended in September 2006 with 30 episodes.
Xavier: Renegade Angel 2007–09 Season 2 ended April 2009. Seasons 1 and 2 available on DVD. According to PFFR at the Adult Swim message boards, the show has been cancelled.[41]

Syndicated programming[edit]

Currently airing[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
American Dad! 2005–present Adult Swim airs episodes Mondays through Fridays at 10/9c and 10:30/9:30. New episodes first air on its home network. Material that has been edited or altered in Fox broadcasts often appear in Adult Swim broadcasts.
Bob's Burgers 2013–present Premiered June 23, 2013 at 11/10c.[42]
Dragon Ball Z Kai 2014–present Premiered November 8, 2014 at Midnight/11c, replacing Bleach.
Family Guy 2003–present Material that has been edited or altered from Fox broadcasts often appear on Adult Swim broadcasts. New episodes air first on its home network. New episodes return to Fox and Adult Swim in September. The episode "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz" was originally aired on Adult Swim with a TV-MA rating due to religiously offensive content. However, in recent airings, the episode has not been aired with this rating. Instead, it aired with a rating of TV-14-DL.
Kill la Kill 2015–present Premiered on the night of February 7, 2015.[43]
InuYasha: The Final Act 2014–present Premiered November 15, 2014 at 2am/1c, replacing Hellsing Ultimate.[44]
Naruto Shippuden 2014–present Sequel series to Naruto. The series premiered January 4, 2014 at 12:30am/11:30c.[45] Previously ran for 97 episodes from 2009 to 2011 on Disney XD in an edited format.
One Piece 2013–present Premiered May 18, 2013 at 1am/12c starting at episode 207, replacing Tenchi Muyo! GXP. Previously ran in edited format on Cartoon Network and FOX.
Sword Art Online II 2015–present Second season of Sword Art Online. Premiered March 28, 2015 at 1am/12c, replacing Gurren Lagann.[46][47]
Unsupervised 2015–present Premiered February 2, 2015 at 1:00/12:00c, formerly airing on FX.[48]

Borrowed for broadcast[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
Neighbors from Hell 2010 A TBS series. The first episode aired only twice on June 13, 2010, for promotional reasons.
Saved by the Bell 2006 8 episodes aired over two weeks, as an April Fools joke. During the program's run on Adult Swim, the network temporarily renamed itself as [crappy 1980's live action TV network].[49]
The Smoking Gun 2006 A borrowed series from sister network truTV. 8 episodes were test-run for 2 weeks starting October 23.
Dragon Ball Z 2012 Episode 191 aired as part of Adult Swim's 2012 Toonami April Fools' Day stunt.
Blue Submarine No. 6 2012 Episode 1 aired as part of Adult Swim's 2012 Toonami April Fools' Day stunt.
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing 2012 Episode 10 aired as part of Adult Swim's 2012 Toonami April Fools' Day stunt.


Show Year(s) Description
Attack on Titan 2014–present Premiered May 3, 2014 at 11:30pm/10:30c, replacing IGPX. Ran in its entirety in 2014. Removed in February 2015.[50] Returned March 28, 2015.[51]
Bleach 2006–15 Premiered September 9, 2006 at Midnight/11c. Ended on November 1, 2014 and was replaced by Dragon Ball Z Kai. Removed in February 2015.[50]
Baby Blues 2002–04, 2009 Canceled WB series with 13 episodes. Based on the popular comic strip. Previously unaired episodes premiered on Adult Swim. Adult Swim lost the rights to air it in 2004, then regained them, and it returned December 18, 2009.
The Big O (season 2) 2003–present First season aired on Toonami in an edited format. The second season, co-produced by Cartoon Network, is an Adult Swim exclusive. Toonami staff have stated it may return in the future.
Clerks 2008–present Ran its entirety in 2008. Not Currently airing.
The Cleveland Show 2012–present Final episode aired on May 19, 2013.[36]
Cowboy Bebop 2001–13; 2014–15 Premiered Sunday, September 2, 2001 at Midnight/11c.[52][better source needed] Adult Swim's first anime series. Several episodes were aired out of sequence during the show's first run due to content that was deemed not appropriate for a period immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The rights to the series expired in 2013, but Toonami posted on its Tumblr that it is confident the show will return and when it does it will be a remastered version.[53] The series returned to the Adult Swim lineup Saturday, July 26, 2014.[54] Edited for content. Removed in February 2015. Toonami staff have stated it may return in the future.[50]
Deadman Wonderland 2012; 2015 Premiered on May 26, 2012. The series finale aired August 11, 2012. Currently airs on Funimation Channel, in uncut format. Replaced by Samurai 7 following its completion. Edited for content. Returned January 3, 2015 at 2:30am/1:30c.[55]
FLCL 2003–present Premiered August 4, 2003 at Midnight/11c.[56] Adult Swim often used a bump to state that the credits for this show were never shown because they were entirely in Japanese. The irony is that this "bumper" would be shown after all the Japanese credits. Premiered on Toonami October 26, 2013 at 2:30am/1:30c. The Toonami staff have confirmed on their official Tumblr account that the series will return to Toonami at some point in time. Edited for content.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG 2005–15 The second season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Airs after Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex finishes its run. Edited for content. Removed in February 2015. Toonami staff have stated it may return in the future.[50]
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2004–present Episode 10, titled "Jungle Cruise" airs with a special disclaimer, warning viewers about the content of the episode. Edited for content. Toonami staff have stated it may return in the future.
IGPX 2013–15 Premiered April 28, 2013 at 2am/1c on Toonami. A collaborative project between Production I.G and Cartoon Network. Originally aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block from 2005 to 2006. The rights were forfeited by Cartoon Network for tax deductions in 2006, but were reacquired from Production I.G in 2013. It is Toonami's first and only original series. The series ceased airing May 3, 2014, and was replaced by Attack on Titan, according to Toonami's official Tumblr account. The series will return to Adult Swim, according to the Toonami staff. Returned January 3, 2015 at 5am/4c. Removed after January 25, 2015 due to poor ratings and loss of hour. Toonami staff said it may return in the future.
King of the Hill 2009–present Final episode aired May 21, 2010. Also aired on FX.
The Oblongs 2002–present Originally aired on The WB, but was canceled after 13 episodes. Angus Oblong, the series creator, stated in 2009 that new episodes will return to Adult Swim.[57] However, Adult Swim has offered no further statement of this (as of September 2013).[58]
Samurai Jack 2014–15 2001–04 animated series created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Premiered February 1, 2014 at 4am/3c as part of Toonami, replacing FLCL. The second Cartoon Network original series to air on Adult Swim. Removed after January 25, 2015 due to poor ratings and loss of hour. Toonami staff said it may return in the future.
Sit Down, Shut Up 2014–present Premiered November 16, 2014.
Space Dandy 2014–15 Anime series from Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo. Adult Swim helped finance the production of this series.[59] Premiered January 4, 2014 at 11:30pm/10:30c, one day ahead of the Japanese broadcast.[60][61] Season 1 ended March 26, 2014. Season 2 began in July 2014,[62] and ran through September 2014. Removed from Toonami lineup as of February 2015.[50][63]


Show Year(s) Description
Astro Boy 2007–08, April 1, 2012 Original Astro Boy series from the 1960s. Only the first 52 episodes aired.
Beware the Batman 2014 Premiered May 10, 2014 at 3am/2c.[64] New episodes began July 27 with episode 12.[65] The series was put in turnaround in September 2014, and Adult Swim aired the remaining episodes in an early morning marathon on September 28, 2014.[66]
The Big O (season 1) 2003–08, April 1, 2012 Rights to air Season 1 from Sunrise has expired. Season 2, co-produced by Cartoon Network, continues to air in reruns.
Black Lagoon 2014 2006 anime series based on the manga series of the same name. Premiered March 22, 2014 at 2am/1c, replacing Soul Eater.[67] Edited for content.
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage 2014 Began July 18, 2014 at 2:30am/1:30c, replacing Black Lagoon. Sequel series to Black Lagoon.[68]
Blood+ 2007–09 Based on the movie Blood: The Last Vampire and the books that followed. First run aired from March 11, 2007 to March 23, 2008. The program's second run was never completed and the program was pulled from the lineup on December 14, 2009. The airing rights to the series expired in early 2010, along with those of Death Note, which had completed its third run.[69] Edited for content.
Blue Exorcist 2014 The series began airing on Toonami on February 22, 2014 at 1:30am/12:30c, replacing Sword Art Online.[70] Completed its run on August 9, 2014. Episodes are still streamed on Adult Swim's website.
Blue Gender 2003 Premiered August 4, 2003 at 12:30am/11:30c[71] Edited for content.
The Bob Clampett Show 2001–03 Assortment of classic Looney Tunes cartoons, all of which were directed or produced by celebrated animator Bob Clampett (hence the title). Originally aired on Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Planet 2005–06 A block spun off from Space Ghost Coast to Coast which aired comedy sketches alongside the theatrical shorts and classic cartoon shows usually shown on Cartoon Network. Later re-ran as a 22-episode half-hour variety series featuring the block's interstitials, which Adult Swim used for filler in the 5–6 a.m. time slot. Like SGC2C, originally premiered and aired as regular Cartoon Network programming. Currently a programming block again on Cartoon Network and TBS, and now includes assorted Cartoon Network programming with Space Ghost absent.[72]
Case Closed 2004–05 Also known as Detective Conan in Japan. Ended after 50 episodes due to low ratings.[73] Episode 48 was skipped due to the upcoming Olympics. Now airs on Funimation Channel.
Casshern Sins 2012 Premiered May 26, 2012 at 1am/12c on Toonami. Rights to the series expired in November 2012. Also aired on Funimation Channel. Replaced by Tenchi Muyo! GXP following its completion.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion 2008–10 Finished its 25-episode run on October 25, 2008. The sequel series, R2, began the following week. The rights expired on April 23, 2010. Edited for content.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 2008–10 Finished its 25-episode run on June 6, 2009. The rights expired on April 23, 2010. Edited for content.
Death Note 2007–10 Episode 37 aired on July 6, 2008, ending the first run of the series. A second run began later that year. Sometime during this run the series aired two episodes back-to-back on Saturdays, which was increased to four episodes toward the end of the third run, so that it could be completed before the airing rights expired. At the end of the series' third full run, it was pulled from the schedule, with Episode 37 (the final episode of the series) being the last episode aired. Shortly thereafter, in early 2010, the airing rights to the series expired, along with those of Blood+.,[74] Only the final episode is rated TV-MA.
Durarara!! 2011–12 Durarara!!, often romanized as DRRR!! in Japan, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted in to a Japanese anime series. The series premiered on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 12:30am/11:30c and ended on Saturday, December 17, 2011. Pulled from Adult Swim's lineup following the relaunch of Toonami. Episodes were streamed on Adult Swim's website until June 2013.
Eureka Seven 2006–08; 2012–13 Episodes 26–50 aired with special disclaimers warning viewers about the content of the episodes during the program's 2006–08 runs. The airing rights expired right after its then-final rerun in 2008, but were renewed in August 2012. The series aired until August 2013, where it was removed from the schedule following completion of one full run. The Toonami staff have stated that it is highly unlikely that the series will ever return to Adult Swim. Episode 44, titled "It's All in the Mind" was the only episode to receive a TV-MA-V rating, or a TV-MA rating in general. Edited for content.
Fullmetal Alchemist 2004–10 Premiered on November 6, 2004 and ended on March 18, 2006. Continued to air reruns until 2010, where it was replaced by the reboot of the anime, entitled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The series has been not aired on the network since. On November 19, 2012, it was confirmed on Toonami's Tumblr account that Adult Swim no longer has the rights to air the original Fullmetal Alchemist. Episode 51, titled "Laws and Promises", aired with a special disclaimer, warning viewers about the content of the episode.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 2010–14 Premiered February 13, 2010 at Midnight/11c.[75] The series is a remake of the series Fullmetal Alchemist, based on the events of the manga as opposed to the separate direction the original anime went into. New episodes returned on January 8, 2011 and ended on September 25, 2011. Rights to the series expired in January 2015, and the last airing was December 13, 2014 at 4am/3c.[55]
Futurama 2003–07 Cancelled FOX series. Adult Swim syndicated the four seasons that originally aired on FOX. Syndication was later purchased by Comedy Central in 2005. Adult Swim's rights to the show expired December 31, 2007, with the season four episode, "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings" being the last episode aired. The cancellation of the series has been confirmed by Comedy Central.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace 2006–09 Series ended production in 2004 on Channel 4. Aired on Adult Swim in 2006 and 2009. Also aired on Syfy.
Gigantor 2005–07, April 1, 2012 Formerly aired on Boomerang. Used as filler material for the 5:30AM–6:00AM time slot from 2005 to 2007.
Gurren Lagann 2014–15 Premiered August 16, 2014 2am/1c, replacing Blue Exorcist.[76] Completed its run on March 21, 2015 at 2am/1c on Toonami and replaced by Sword Art Online II. Previously aired on Sci-Fi Channel.
Hellsing Ultimate 2014 Premiered Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3am/2c, replacing Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage and Naruto.[77] New episodes premiered Saturday nights at 2am/1c. Ended on November 8, 2014 and replaced by Inuyasha: The Final Act and reruns of Bleach. Episode Nine aired December 8, 2014 at Midnight/11c alongside the Summer Wars movie event, and episode ten aired December 15, 2014 at Midnight/11c alongside the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos movie event.[78] Edited for content.
InuYasha 2002–14 Premiered on Adult Swim August 31, 2002. First run finished October 27, 2006. Rights to the series expired March 2, 2014, following the uncut premiere of episode 127. Originally aired as a daylight savings time filler. Toonami began airing reruns of the series in November 2012, and continued to do so until Adult Swim's rights to the series expired. From 2002 to early 2013, the series aired with slight edits for content. Toonami premiered uncut, mastered episodes of InuYasha from early 2013 until the rights to the program expired in March 2014. InuYasha's previous timeslot was replaced by reruns of Sym-Bionic Titan, beginning March 8, 2014.[79]
Karate Kommandos 2006 1980s Ruby-Spears animated series starring Chuck Norris. Aired Tuesday through Friday mornings at 5:30am/4:30c, until replaced by Mr. T.
Kekkaishi 2010–12 Premiered May 29, 2010 at 12:30am/11:30c. Ended on May 28, 2011. Continued to air in reruns until May 2012.
Kikaider 2003 Recap episode 8 did not air. Adult Swim has also aired the 4 episode OVA series, Kikaider 01.
Look Around You 2009–11 Series ran on BBC2 from 2002 to 2005. Adult Swim aired the series from 2009 to 2011.
Lupin the 3rd 2003–07 Also known as Shin Lupin III, it is the second Lupin series. Adult Swim aired only 26 episodes. Episode 3 went unaired at Geneon's request due to Nazi references, despite a preview's inclusion at the end of the preceding episode.[80] The rights to this series along with Trigun, were lost with Geneon's closure.
The Mighty Boosh 2009–present Series ran from 2004 to 2007 on BBC Three.
Mission Hill 2002–08 The WB canceled series with 13 episodes.
Mr. T 2006 One episode of this series was shown as an April Fools' joke in 2006. Returned in May 2006 as filler for the 5:30am-6am. timeslot.
Mobile Suit Gundam 2002 Aired on Toonami in 2001. Adult Swim picked up the series in 2002, but it was withdrawn due to low ratings. Edited for content.
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket 2002 Also aired on Toonami Midnight Run in 2001. Edited for content.
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory 2002 Edited for content. Originally planned for Toonami.
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit 2008–11 Premiered Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 1:30am/12:30c.[81]
Naruto 2012–14 Premiered December 2, 2012 at 12:30am/11:30c, as part of Toonami. Only the first 52 episodes were aired during the program's first run on Adult Swim. After episode 52's premiere in November 2013, reruns of seasons 1 and 2 continued to air on the network until September 2014, where the series was replaced with Hellsing Ultimate, along with Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage. Japanese openings were replaced with those used in Cartoon Network airings.
Neon Genesis Evangelion 2005–07[82] Premiered October 20, 2005 at 12:30am/11:30c. First two episodes aired on Toonami in heavily edited form during Giant Robot Week. Entire series was eventually aired on Adult Swim with little editing. The rights reverted to ADV (now dissolved) after two runs on Adult Swim.
The Gary Coleman Show 2006 1980s Hanna-Barbera series. Aired on Boomerang and Cartoon Network previously.
God, the Devil and Bob 2011 NBC cancelled the series in 2000 due to religiously offensive content, with only 4 of the 13 episodes aired. Adult Swim aired the remaining episodes beginning on January 1, 2011 at 10/9c. The series finale aired on March 26, 2011[39]
The Office 2009–12 The original British sitcom that spawned several worldwide adaptations. Picked up all twelve episodes, along with both Christmas specials.[39][83] Not to be confused with the US adaptation of the series. Edited for content.
Outlaw Star 2002, April 1, 2012 Originally aired on Toonami in edited form. Episode 23, titled Hot Springs of Planet Tenrei was the only skipped episode of the series due to the presence of nudity. Same version later aired on Adult Swim, with slightly less edits.
Paranoia Agent 2005–08 Began airing on Adult Swim on May 28, 2005,[84] followed by an encore airing that began on June 6, 2006. The rights to this series expired July 4, 2008. Currently unlicensed because of Geneon's merge into Universal Studios. Edited for content.
Pee Wee's Playhouse 2006–08 1980s TV series starring Pee-wee Herman, played by Paul Reubens. Aired on weeknights as an homage to 1980s television, Monday through Thursday, with two full runs being broadcast before it was pulled from the schedule. The rights to this series expired in March 2008.
Pilot Candidate 2002 Edited for content. The series was planned for Toonami, and thus was edited for a TV-Y7-FV rating. Only the final episode is rated TV-PG.
The Popeye Show 2002; 2004–05 Assortment of classic Popeye cartoons. Used as filler material pending additional programming and shown with violence and politically incorrect humor, often depicting racial caricatures or caricatures of Adolf Hitler (the World War II cartoon "Spinach fer Britain" once aired on "The Popeye Show").
Reign: The Conqueror 2003 Has since been bought by Showtime Beyond.
The Ripping Friends 2002–03 Former Fox series.
Rocky and Bullwinkle[85] 2002 A 1950s/1960s animated series from Jay Ward Productions. Has also aired on Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
The PJs 2008–10 Former FOX and UPN series. Began airing in December 2008. Now airs on MTV2. Formerly aired on TV One. The rights to the series expired on June 18, 2010.
Samurai 7 2012–13 Premiered on August 18, 2012 at 12:30am/11:30c on Toonami, replacing Deadman Wonderland.[39] Series Finale aired on February 9, 2013 at 1:30am/12:30c on Toonami. Only Episodes 25 and 26 were rated TV-14. Replaced by Soul Eater following its completion.
Samurai Champloo 2005–08 Aired on Saturday nights and later moved to Wednesday nights in 2006 where it finished its run. The rights to this series expired September 18, 2008. Edited for content.
s-CRY-ed 2005–07 Was featured on Adult Swim on Demand before appearing on the network.[citation needed]
Shin-chan 2006–09 An American redubbing of the original Japanese anime, produced by Funimation, with dialog and episode content rewritten for comedic effect. First aired in 2006 as a short series of 6 episodes, the show was overwhelmingly well received by viewers and was picked up for a full season approximately one year later. 52 episodes were aired. While airing on Adult Swim, the series was edited slightly for content. Adult Swim's rights to the series expired August 1, 2009.
Soul Eater 2013–14 Premiered February 16, 2013 at 1am/12c, replacing Samurai 7. Series finale aired March 15, 2014 at 2am/1c on Toonami. Replaced by Black Lagoon following its completion.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2009, 2013–14 Computer-animated series that has also aired on Cartoon Network. It aired on Adult Swim Saturday nights at Midnight/11c in 2009. The series was removed from the Adult Swim schedule September 28, 2009, though returned August 17, 2013 at 3am/2c, as part of Toonami. Only series to simulcast on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, without fully switching from one to the other. First 56 episodes were aired before rights to the series expired in September 2014. Episode 57 was originally planned to air, but due to the right loss and following marathon of Beware the Batman, the series left Adult Swim one week early.[62]
Sword Art Online 2013–14 Premiered July 27, 2013 at 2am/1c, replacing ThunderCats.[86] Series finale aired February 15, 2014 at 2am/1c. The series was originally intended to premiere in August 2013, though premiered early due to Adult Swim's rights to ThunderCats expiring early. The series was replaced by Blue Exorcist following its completion. Edited for content.
The Super Milk-Chan Show 2004–06 A Japanese import. Ran for 12 episodes, and a series of shorts were compiled into 3 half hours. Also aired on Anime Network.
The Super Globetrotters 2006 1970s Hanna-Barbera series aired on Boomerang and Cartoon Network previously. Aired from February to April 2006.
Sym-Bionic Titan 2012–14 Premiered October 6, 2012 at 2am/1c as part of Toonami. The first Cartoon Network original series to air on Adult Swim. The series was put in turnaround in September 2014, preventing future reruns of the series.[62]
Tenchi Muyo! 2002, April 1, 2012 Originally aired as part of Toonami and aired and intended for Toonami. Repurposed on Adult Swim, with slightly less edits.
Tenchi Muyo! GXP 2012–13 Premiered on November 11, 2012 at 12:30am/11:30c on Toonami, replacing Casshern Sins.[39] Series finale aired on May 11, 2013 at 3am/2c on Toonami. Replaced by One Piece following its completion.
ThunderCats 2012–13 Premiered October 8, 2012 at 2:30am/1:30c. Rights expired after the airing of the episode "Trails of Lion-O, Part 1" July 21, 2013, during the program's second run. Second run was never completed. Replaced by Sword Art Online following its completiion.
ToonHeads 2001, 2005 Anthology series featuring animation trivia and uncut or rarely seen cartoons.
Trigun 2003–06, April 1, 2012 Premiered March 31, 2003 at Midnight/11c,[87] Continued to air in reruns until 2006, where the rights expired due to Geneon's closure. Currently licensed by Funimation.
Trinity Blood 2006–08 Premiered on Adult Swim on September 9, 2006 at Midnight/11c.[88] The rights to this series expired in the fall of 2008.
Voltron 2006–07 Aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block from March 17, 1997 to February 27, 2000.[89] The same version was rerun on Adult Swim for brief periods in 2006 and 2007.
Witch Hunter Robin 2004–05 Premiered on February 16, 2004.[90]
Wolf's Rain 2004–05 Premiered Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 11/10c[91] Episodes 1–14 and 19–26 aired, along with the last four OVAs; episodes 15–18, which served almost entirely as recaps of episodes 1–14, were skipped.
YuYu Hakusho 2002–03, April 1, 2012 Premiered Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 11/10c.[92] Originally aired on Adult Swim uncut until 2003, when it was moved to Cartoon Network in a heavily cut format. Only the first 21 episodes aired. Now airs on Funimation Channel.


Show Year(s) Description
Captain Sturdy: The Originals 2003 Sequel/rework to a pilot (Captain Sturdy: Back in Action!) originally aimed at children. Rejected by Adult Swim.
Cheyenne Cinnamon and the Fantabulous Unicorn of Sugar Town Candy Fudge 2010 The pilot was released on Adult Swim in a Box on October 27, 2009. It aired on March 29, 2010 as the winner of Burger King's pilot popularity poll. Starring Neko Case and mc chris and co created by Dave Willis. A bump jokingly said it would be made into a Katy Perry music video, referring to the similarities between the show and her video for California Gurls.
Coffin Dodgers Unaired Animated half-hour sitcom pilot created by Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser. Premiered July 15, 2013 on, as part of a vote to decide whether or not it will air on August 26.[93] Re-posted on as an "internet-only exclusive".
Duckworth 2011 Live action pilot created by Dave Willis and Matt Harrigan (co-creator of Assy McGee and Perfect Hair Forever) starring Matt Berry, Dana Snyder, Jason Mantzoukas, and Bill Raymond.[94] Pilot aired in Adult Swim's "DVR Theater" on January 18, 2011.[95]
The Finkel Files 2002 Aired in 2002.
Filthy Sexy Teen$ 2013 Live action pilot created by Paul Scheer, Jonathan Stern and Curtis Gwinn. Produced by Abominable Pictures. Premiered October 10, 2013.
Green Bench Unaired Live-action half-hour pilot created by the internet sketch comedy group of the same name. Pilot produced by Dakota Pictures. Premiered on on July 29, 2013 as part of a vote to decide whether or not it will air on August 26, 2013.
The Groovenians 2002 Has aired on Cartoon Network's Fridays block. The second broadcast attempt was made on Fridays.
Korgoth of Barbaria 2006 Created by Aaron Springer, storyboard artist of SpongeBob SquarePants. Executive produced by Genndy Tartakovsky of Cartoon Network Studios. Premiered on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 10:30/9:30c and was highly acclaimed. Two more storyboards were ordered, but the series was not greenlit due to financial reasons.[96] The pilot was released on DVD, as part of Adult Swim in a Box on October 27, 2009. Aired as a daylight savings time filler at 2:15 am/1:15c during Toonami.
Let's Do This Unaired Live-action series by Bob Odenkirk, The series is set in a strip-mall studio that specializes in low-budget productions of commercials and infomercials, Internet ads, wedding videos, and even the odd feature film.[97][98] Pilot debuted on[99]
Let's Fish 2007 Created by Mark Rivers. Starring Scott Adsit and Brendon Small. Pilot rejected by Adult Swim.
The Lewis Lectures 2002 A Soup2Nuts short created by Merrill Markoe. Starring Jack Black as a Tony Robbins-esque dog. Pilot rejected by Adult Swim.
Lowe Country Unaired Reality Show starring George Lowe. The pilot never aired on television but premiered on Adult Swim Video in 2007. An altered version of this pilot entitled Earth Ghost aired on April 1, 2011, as part of Adult Swim's annual April Fools Day joke. Earth Ghost featured George Lowe replaced with a CGI version of himself in a Space Ghost costume.
Neon Knome Unaired Animated pilot by Ben Jones. Was part of a contest in which viewers would pick a pilot to air on March 28, 2010.[100] The pilot was rejected by Adult Swim, and was re-tooled into the Cartoon Network series The Problem Solverz.
The New Big Ball with Neil Hamburger Unaired Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim project starring Neil Hamburger. The show was described as a mixture of a "Japanese bizarre game show and 'The Price Is Right." Originally supposed to air in 2009 on Adult Swim, but the date never materialized. In July 2009, Neil Hamburger posted on his MySpace page with an update about the show. After viewing the pilot, Adult Swim was not satisfied with the final product and the plug was pulled on the project. The pilot was uploaded to on November 7, 2013.[101]
Paid Programming 2009 The pilot aired as a "special" unannounced stealth presentation on November 3, 2009 at 4:30 am (ET), then re-aired every Tuesday-Thursday until December 3, 2009. The cancellation of Paid Programming was confirmed when creator, H. Jon Benjamin, called it an "abject failure".[102] The fact is that Adult Swim does not air infomercials, but the TV pilot stars its show creators H. Jon Benjamin and David Cross.
Pound Hole 2015 15 minute short set to introduce the Pilot at 4:00AM on April 20, 2015[103]
Rolling with Dad Unaired Animated half-hour sitcom pilot created by Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.[97] Bento Box Entertainment is producing the pilot. Premiered July 15, 2013 on, as part of a vote to decide whether or not it will air on August 26.[104]
Saddle Rash 2002 Created by Loren Bouchard, co-creator of Home Movies. Rejected by Adult Swim.
Snake 'n' Bacon 2009 The pilot first aired May 10, 2009. It was entered in a Burger King popularity contest to be aired in March and then re-evaluated for a series run, but was not successful.
Southies 2011 Animated comedy about a family in South Boston. Created by Carl Adams who worked on Dr. Katz, Home Movies, and Assy McGee. Pilot aired in Adult Swim's "DVR theater" on January 19, 2011.[95]
Spacecataz Unaired A failed spinoff of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Although, there is a pilot of this broken into parts in cold openings of the ATHF Season 3 episodes. The pilot was released as a special feature on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume Four DVD, on December 6, 2005.
Stiff[disambiguation needed] 2007 Live-action special from Matt Maiellaro of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Perfect Hair Forever and 12 oz. Mouse. It aired on Adult Swim October 31, 2007.
That Crook'd 'Sipp 2007 Created by Jacob Escobedo and Nick Weidenfeld & a third mysterious figure of Williams Street, and starring David Banner. Pilot aired on May 13, 2007. The show idea was scrapped and later produced into the hour-long special Freaknik: The Musical, which first aired on March 7, 2010.
Totally for Teens 2011 Pilot from Derrick Beckles (TV Carnage, Street Carnage), Vernon Chatman (PFFR, Wonder Showzen, Xavier: Renegade Angel), and Ari Fishman from The Daily Show.[105] Pilot aired in Adult Swim's "DVR theater" on January 20, 2011, and was released on DVD as part of Adult Swim in a Box on October 27, 2009.
Übermansion 2013 Animated pilot by Zeb Wells and Matthew Senreich. Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Premiered July 22, 2013 on, as part of a vote to decide whether or not it will air on August 26.[106] The pilot won and premiered on August 26, 2013.
Welcome to Eltingville 2002 Adapted from the Eisner Award winning comic book Dork! by Evan Dorkin. The pilot was released on DVD, as part of Adult Swim in a Box on October 27, 2009.
The Xtacles 2008 The first 2 episodes aired November 9, 2008 at Midnight/11c. Although no further episodes were ever produced, an animated short bridging the gap between the show and Frisky Dingo was released on DVD, as a special feature on the season two DVD of Frisky Dingo on January 6, 2009
Yappy Broads Unaired Live action pilot spoofing women's talk programs featuring Tommy Blacha, Dino Stamatopoulos, and Earthquake. Created by Madeleine Smithberg. Produced by Mad Cow Productions. Was part of a contest in which viewers would pick a pilot to air on March 28, 2010.[100] Reposted on as an "internet-only exclusive".
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell 2011 Created by Dave Willis and Casper Kelly. Pilot stealth premiered on January 21, 2011 at 4:15am/3:15c.[95] A series with the same name and creators began airing on April 2013 but did not use the concepts from this pilot.


Original specials[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
Alpha Chow 2014 Parody infomercial that aired October 20, 2014.[107]
Anime Talk Show 2004 This featured Space Ghost interviewing Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sharko from Sealab 2021, and Early Cuyler from Squidbillies. It was meant as a response to the pilot episode of Perfect Hair Forever, which unexpectedly preempted the Squidbillies pilot. This special can be seen at
Aziz Ansari's Dangerously Delicious 2012 Parody infomercial for Aziz Ansari's stand-up special Dangerously Delicious by Abso Lutely Productions. Aired July 23, 2012
Bagboy 2015 Airs February 20.[108]
Book of Christ 2014 Parody infomercial that aired November 24, 2014.[107]
Broomshakalaka 2013 Parody infomercial that aired on December 9, 2013.
Christmas in December 2009–11 A Christmas infomercial parody, featuring a compilation of mini infomercials marketing some merchandise in their shop. Updated versions premiere each December.
Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family 2015 Premieres February 20.[109]
Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends 2014 Live-action half-hour special parodying Dinner for Five. Aired April 24, 2014.[110]
Earth Ghost 2011 15 minute special that premiered as a part as Adult Swim's annual April Fools Day joke. It was an updated version of the Lowe Country pilot that was shown on Adult Swim Video in May 2007 with George Lowe replaced by a poorly CGI'd Space Ghost along with all of the people that he interacted with also replaced with bad CGI'd versions of themselves.
Fartcopter 2014 Parody infomercial that aired October 6, 2014.[107]
For-Profit Online University 2013 Parody infomercial that aired on December 16, 2013.
Frank Pierre Presents: Pierre Resort & Casino 2014 Parody infomercial airing December 1, 2014.[107]
Freaknik: The Musical 2010 A 60-minute special starring T-Pain, Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne, Andy Samberg, and numerous other special guests. This was originally planned as a series titled That Crook'd 'Sipp, but the series plan was scrapped and changed into an hour-long special, which first aired March 7, 2010.
Goth Fitness 2014 Parody infomercial that aired October 20, 2014.[107]
In Search of Miracle Man 2014 Parody infomercial that aired November 10, 2014.[107]
Live Forever as You Are Now with Alan Resnick 2013 Parody infomercial. Aired December 23, 2013.[111]
Metalocalypse: The Doom Star Requiem 2013 One hour rock opera special from the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse. Aired October 27, 2013.[112]
Newbridge Tourism Board Presents: "We're Newbridge, We're Comin' To Get Ya!" 2014 Parody infomercial that aired November 3, 2014.[107] Written by and featuring Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster based on their comedy bits from The Best Show on WFMU.
Salad Mixxxer 2014 Parody infomercial that aired October 13, 2014.[107]
Smart Pipe 2014 Parody infomercial that aired November 17, 2014.[107]
Swords, Knives, Very Sharp Objects and Cutlery 2012 Spin-off of NTSF:SD:SUV. Aired November 27, 2012.
Too Many Cooks 2014 Parody infomercial that aired October 27, 2014.[107]
Unedited Footage of a Bear 2014 Aired on December 15, 2014.[107]
Young Person's Guide to History 2008 A two-part special from the creators of Saul of the Mole Men. Aired on DVR Theater on February 18, 2014 at 4am/3c.

Syndicated shorts/specials[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith 2002 Originally aired on Cartoon Network in 1999, this was a homage to Yogi Bear/Ranger Smith and an original animation by Spumco.
The Animation Show 2005 Animated shorts from The Animation Show 2003. Featured Billy's Balloon, Intermission, and Mike's Pencil Test. Aired in November 2005.
Batman: Strange Days 2014 Animated short created for Batman's 75th anniversary. Originally broadcast on Cartoon Network as part of DC Nation. Aired May 10, 2014 during a commercial break of a Beware the Batman episode.
Batman Beyond 2014 Animated short created for Batman's 75th anniversary. Originally broadcast on Cartoon Network as part of DC Nation. Aired August 2, 2014 during a commercial break of a Beware the Batman episode. Not to be confused with the television series.
Boo Boo Runs Wild 2002–11 Originally aired on Cartoon Network in 1999, this was a homage to Yogi Bear/Ranger Smith and an original animation by Spümcø. The same short was aired on Sundays, week after week, for two months in January and February 2006, as well as the sole programming during the 2007 April Fool's prank. Aired on DVR Theater in 2011.
Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek 2005 Japanese animated short centering around demonic themes. Aired October 31, 2005.
Kick-Heart 2013 Animated short by Production I.G. Aired August 31, 2013 at 2:30am/1:30c and again at 3:45am/2:45c on Toonami. Aired for a third time as daylight savings time filler on November 2, 2013 at 2:45am/1:45c.
Night of the Living Doo 2002 A Scooby-Doo short written by Casper Kelly and Jeff Olson. The short was originally a part of Cartoon Network's The Scooby Project.
Penguins Behind Bars 2003 Canadian-made short acquired and aired only once.
The Jetsons: Father and Son Day 2002 Flash animated short made by Spümcø based on The Jetsons.
The Jetsons: The Best Son 2002 Flash animated short made by Spümcø based on The Jetsons.
Zurtrun 2014 Seven part animated miniseries. Aired August 30, 2014 throughout Toonami's Attack on Titan marathon during the commercial breaks.

Canceled syndicated shorts/specials[edit]

Show Year(s) Description
Rejected Unaired Animated short film by Don Hertzfeldt. Was heavily advertised, but pulled off the air at the last minute for unknown reasons. The film was originally created in 2000, and was intended to be aired on Adult Swim in 2002.


Film Year Description
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan 2014 1993 animated film based on the Dragon Ball Z anime series. Premiered December 21, 2014.[78]
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos 2014 2011 animated film based on the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series. Premiered December 14, 2014.[78]
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge 2014 1991 animated film based on the Dragon Ball Z anime series. Premiered May 24, 2014 at Midnight/11c.
Trigun: Badlands Rumble 2013 2010 animated film set in the same universe as the 1998 Trigun anime series. Premiered December 28, 2013 at Midnight/11c.
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa 2013 2005 animated film sequel of the original 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime series. Premiered December 21, 2013 at Midnight/11c. PG-13 rating.
Summer Wars 2013, 2014 2009 animated film by director Mamoru Hosoda. Premiered December 14, 2013 at Midnight/11c. PG rating.
Akira 2013, 2014 1988 animated film based on the manga series of the same name. Premiered December 7, 2013 at Midnight/11c.[113] R rating. Edited for content.
Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance 2013, 2014 2009 animated movie remake of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series. Sequel to Evangelion 1.11. Premiered August 31, 2013 at Midnight/11c.[114] Edited for content.
Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone 2013, 2014 2007 animated movie remake of the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series. Premiered March 17, 2013 at 1am/12c. First film broadcast on Toonami since revival. PG-13 rating. Edited for content.
Black Dynamite 2012 2009 live-action movie that inspired the Adult Swim series. Aired on September 2, 2012 at 11:30/10:30c.[39]
Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion 2009 Aired on December 5, 2009 at Midnight/11c. First anime film to air on Adult Swim in high definition.
Bleach: Memories of Nobody 2009 Aired on September 5, 2009 at Midnight/11c.
G.I. Joe: Resolute 2009 90-minute movie that aired April 25, 2009.
The Room 2009 This movie was aired in 2009 as Adult Swim's annual tradition to bait-and-switch their schedule on April Fools' Day. In 2010 it was re-aired on April Fools' Day, for the second year in a row; featuring Space Ghost interviewing Tommy Wiseau in the same format as Space Ghost Coast to Coast in place of bumps. When it originally aired in 2009 it was rated TV-14-DLSV, but when it re-aired in 2010 the rating was changed to TV-MA. The movie last aired in its entirety was on April 1, 2011 without the Space Ghost bumps. On April 1, 2012, only the opening was aired, then it cut to TOM from Toonami.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters 2008 Film based on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the first film adaption of an Adult Swim series. Released in theaters on April 13, 2007. Originally aired on Adult Swim on April 1, 2007, before the theatrical release. It is notable that this airing was in fact an April Fools' Day prank. It did indeed air, but it took up only a fraction of the screen (the frame was Picture-in-Picture within the regular programming, only a couple inches big and the audio in reverse). The film aired in full on Adult Swim March 31, 2008.
There has been mention of producing a second film entitled Death Fighter. It was mentioned that there is a possibility that the film might be made in 3-D.[38] In 2014 Dave Willis stated that the sequel is planned for a release in 2015.[115]
InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island 2006 Premiered December 23, 2006 at 11/10c.
InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler 2006 Premiered August 12, 2006 at 11/10c.
Escaflowne: The Movie 2005 Premiered September 10, 2005 at Midnight/11c. Rated PG-13.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie 2005 Premiered September 3, 2005 at Midnight/11c. A theatrical Cowboy Bebop movie based on the TV show. Also known as Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door. The first movie to air on Adult Swim that was rated R, and the first movie on Adult Swim that was aired domestically in theaters (during Fall 2003). Edited for content.
InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass 2005 Premiered Saturday, August 28, 2005 at Midnight/11c.
InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time 2005 Premiered May 21, 2005 at Midnight/11c. The first theatrical InuYasha movie. Also known as InuYasha: The Love That Transcends Time.
Metropolis 2005 Premiered May 14, 2005 at Midnight/11c. Theatrical film based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka and the 1927 film of the same name. Rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Animated by Madhouse.
Read or Die 2004 Three-episode OVA prequel to the Read or Die series that premiered on October 23, 2004 at Midnight/11c. Aired as a single feature with credits at the end.
The Animatrix 2004 Premiered April 17, 2004 at Midnight/11c. Series of Japanese, American and Korean animated shorts based on The Matrix films. The first short was rated PG-13.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack 2003 Premiered January 4, 2003 at 11/10c. Theatrical film based on the Mobile Suit Gundam series. The last program aired on Adult Swim's Saturday schedule before it was renewed in 2004.


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