From the viral mania of Too Many Cooks to a show all about talking french fries, Adult Swim has used a mix of madness and genius to become one of the top basic cable channels in the US. Christina Lee spent a day at their Atlanta headquarters to find out how. The old man with a grey beard appears out of nowhere. In his right hand is a large paper bag.
Adult Swim stylized as [adult swim] or shortened to [as] is an American adult-oriented nighttime programming block of the basic cable network Cartoon Network that is programmed by its in-house production studio, Williams Street. Marketed as a separate network for ratings purposes, Adult Swim broadcasts nightly from 8 p. Debuting in , Adult Swim serves as the nighttime identity of Cartoon Network, and it was established as alternative programming during late night hours when Cartoon Network's primary target audience, Adults between the ages of 13 and 30, would normally be sleeping. In , Adult Swim was granted its own Nielsen ratings report from Cartoon Network due to it targeting a separate demographic. The block features stylistically varied animated and live-action shows, including original programming, syndicated series, anime , original video animations , and short films with generally minimal or no editing for content.
The topic of this page has a wiki of its own: [adult swim] Wiki. The programs featured on Adult Swim are geared toward a male audience, in contrast to the originally children's oriented daytime programming on Cartoon Network. In the United States, Adult Swim has, over the course of its history, frequently cycled through and aired either recent or older features of adult animation, Japanese anime, mockumentaries and sketch comedy, among many other programs consisting of television pilots and their subsequent, short-lived series' and numerous spinoffs and shows that has sexual themes, nudity, strong language and hardcore violence.