‘Robot Chicken’ spoofing ‘Walking Dead;’ Adult Swim goes 24/7 online

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By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Thursday, May 12, 2016

Atlanta-based Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” series has tackled the biggest film series “Star Wars” before. Now it’s creating a special focused exclusively on AMC’s popular zombie series “The Walking Dead.”

Robert Kirkman, the creator of the graphic novel series and Scott Gimple, the “Walking Dead” show runner, will cooperate on the stop motion, adult animated sketch comedy series, which has aired eight seasons and debuted in 2005.  The special’s release is TBA.

Other shows include the return of “Samurai Jack” after 12 years, a new season of the “Eric Andre Show,” a live action adventure dubbed “Montana James,” a wacky workplace comedy set in a dream therapy lab and an animated sketch show called “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio.”

Adult Swim is also expanding beyond its limited evening and overnight hours on cable TV, where it shares space with Cartoon Network. It has now begun streaming 24/7, including fresh content exclusive to online viewers.

Among the on-line only shows:

11 a.m.: Stupid Morning Bulls***, where hosts discuss pop culture in a relaxed atmosphere “while occasionally setting things on fire,” according to a release.

1 p.m.: “Williams Street Swap Shop” A daily community swap meet.

2 p.m. “Crosswords” People call in to solve puzzles.

4 p.m. “Fishcenter” A comedy game show around the Adult Swim aquarium

Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. “Call of Karaoke” A blend of karaoke and shoot-em-up games.

Thursdays at 5 p.m. “Daytime Fighting League” A spoof on UFC and WWE.

Thursdays at 6 p.m. “Sports Bitches” A spoof on “SportsCenter”

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m: “Development Meeting” Pitch your story ideas to actual Adult Swim execs.

Fridays at 5:30 p.m.: “Game Humpers” Call in to provide best tips on games.

Fridays at 6:30 p.m.: “Toonami Pre-Flight” A deep dive into Toonami.

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