Adult Swim celebrated a new slate of programming for the 2011-12 season last night during their star-studded annual Upfront event in New York City. Coming off a stellar first quarter, in which the network added an hour of primetime to its schedule. Adult Swim Announces New Programming Line-Up, New Series and Additional Episodes Ordered for Returning Programs.
The Venture Bros. Special – From The Ladle To The Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy
See the Venture Family as you’ve never seen them before: in a 15-minute documentary-style animated special. Follow the meteoric rise, the equally meteoric fall, and the decidedly un-meteor-like second coming of the most important band Hank Venture, Dermott Fitctel and H.E.L.P.eR. robot have ever been in: Shallow Gravy. If you’re hungry for rock, then open wide, because here comes a ladle of heavy metal fire and metaphoric meat drippings. Launched on Adult Swim in August 2004, The Venture Bros. is an inspired spoof of 1960s action cartoon shows such as Johnny Quest. Created by Jackson Publick III (King of the Hill, The Tick), the 30-minute animated series follows the bizarre misadventures of the Venture family. The Venture Bros. Special – From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy premieres July 24 on Adult Swim.
UPDATE: According to San Diego Comic-Con, the 15 minute Venture Bros. Special “From The Ladle To The Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy” will premiere on July 22nd at SDCC. The special will later air August 28th on Adult Swim and not on July 24th as previously bumped on the network.
[Venture Bros. Blog]