Venture fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the second half of the Venture Bros. Season 4 since “Pinstripes vs. Poltergeists” aired in December. Online rumors stemming from an Adult Swim bump in January suggested that the second half would premiere on August 22. Jackson Publick posted on his Live Journal blog that “they got a later start on these episodes than originally intended.” Speculations of a September premiere date arose when Adult Swim posted their Summer television schedule online last month.
Announced tonight on Adult Swim, The Venture Bros. will return on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Opening with Production Update, the Adult Swim bump curiously labeled Season 4.5 as Season 5; Which might suggest that the first half will be released soon on DVD. Jackson Publick says “In the end, it’ll all be worth it. We think you’re going to really dig these next eight episodes. We seem to have re-embraced the show’s sci-fi/comic book/adventure roots, and as much as it was a struggle to write them, they’re a whole lot of fun. Lots more development of Hank and Dean, lots of new characters, and lots of old faces returning both triumphantly and trivially.” Publick also adds that the season finale will be a Very Special Hour-Long Extravaganza.