Before ‘Rick and Morty,’ Dan Harmon Tried to Reinvent Acceptable Television with ‘Acceptable.TV’
The idea of entertainment as an entity separate from the internet is one that is for the most part dead. Every movie must have social media tie-ins, every book a video trailer, every TV show a second screen experience. For just a moment, imagine a strange, distant land called “Cable TV in 2007... [Read More]
How ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘BoJack Horseman’ Changed What Adult Animation Could Be
When I first saw ads for Rick and Morty on Adult Swim in 2013, the premise seemed pretty straightforward: Back to the Future, except Doc is an asshole (or a bigger one, depending on how you felt about him in the movie). Beyond the obvious similarities of the premise, Justin Roiland’s Morty voi... [Read More]
Season 3 of ‘Rick and Morty’ Premieres on Adult Swim July 30th
Rick and Morty’s third season finally has a premiere date. During a livestream event last night, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland revealed that their animated series will return to Adult Swim for its third season Sunday, July 30th at 11:30pm. With the exception of a special episode that aired bac... [Read More]
The Season 3 ‘Rick and Morty’ Premiere Airs on Adult Swim Every Night This Week
In case you missed it, Adult Swim surprised Rick and Morty fans over the weekend with a sort of April Fools anti-prank by airing the season 3 premiere on television and the Adult Swim streaming website without any warning. According to The A.V. Club, if you weren’t around to catch the surprise... [Read More]
Justin Roiland and Tanya Watson Launch VR Game Development Studio Squanchtendo
Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland wants to develop and produce comedic VR games, and he’s teamed up with former Epic Games executive producer Tanya Watson to make it happen. Today the two announced the launch of their new VR game development studio Squanchtendo, and although they didn&r... [Read More]
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Release Improvised ‘Rick & Morty’ Minisode
The third season of Rick & Morty premieres this fall, but series creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland know how hard the wait’s been for die-hard fans of the Adult Swim animated series, which has been on a break for nearly a year. So, they’ve put together a quick mi... [Read More]
Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Release Improvised ‘Rick & Morty’ Minisode
The third season of Rick & Morty premieres this fall, but series creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland know how hard the wait’s been for die-hard fans of the Adult Swim animated series, which has been on a break for nearly a year. So, they’ve put together a quick mi... [Read More]
‘Rick and Morty’ Threw Out the Script to Make One of Their Best Episodes
‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a comedy series is examined. “Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s gonna die. Come watch TV.” Rick and Morty ... [Read More]
Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Nell Scovell, and More Among ‘MST3K’ Guest Writers
The MST3K Kickstarter campaign has hit the $4 million mark, so now that at least nine new episodes of the show are guaranteed, Joel Hodgson revealed some new and returning writers for the next incarnation of the series. In an update posted today, Hodgson announced that Dan Harmon, Rick and Morty co-... [Read More]
Adult Swim Renews ‘Rick and Morty’ for a Third Season
Another season of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty is on the way. Adult Swim confirmed today that it’s handed a season 3 renewal to the animated series, which premiered its second season last month. “It’s an honor to see Rick and Morty join the exclusive club of... [Read More]