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HAROLD & KUMAR Animated Series Gets Greenlight

TV by Jim Napier

Get ready for Harold & Kumar on the small screen. Deadline reports that Adult Swim has announced its full slate of shows, which includes a mix of seven animated and live-action pilots. One of those shows is an animated series based on the popular movie franchise. Lionsgate, which produces the movies, brought the animated series to the market in November. The series will have original writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg write and produce the show. What makes the show even more interesting is that John Cho and Kal Penn are on board to voice their characters and produce. 

Below is the full slate of shows:

Untitled Animated Harold & Kumar Project (In Development) – An animated version of the eponymous blockbuster stoner comedy series. Produced by Lionsgate.

Rick & Morty – A genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson, and the journeys in life they share. From Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland. (30-minute animated) 

Colonel Wallace (Working Title) – An eccentric southern fried chicken magnate and his adventures with his family. Created by Greg Cohen (Conan O’Brien, King of the Hill, TV Funhouse). (15-minute animated)

Coffin Dodgers – A group of misfit grumps get into Animal House-style trouble at a cozy suburban retirement home. From Dave Silverstein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together). (30-minute animated)

Green Bench: The American Day Dream – A group of friends have pooled their money to buy a large office space for their business. The only problem is they haven’t quite figured out what that business is. In the meantime, it’s an awesome headquarters where their petty, self-centered, and mischievous minds can wander. From the internet sketch comedy sensation Green Bench and produced by Dakota Pictures. (30-minute live-action)

Freestyle Love Supreme – These I.T. guys work on their freestyle rapping at the office, much to the annoyance of their co-workers. From Ars Nova (Black Dynamite, In the Heights). (30-minute live-action)

King Star King – King Star King is a modern day he-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot. From artist JJ Villard (Monsters Vs. Aliens) and Eric Kaplan (Big Bang Theory). (15-minute animated)

Rolling With Dad – A brilliant, but disabled man deals with his much less intelligent family. From Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies;Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter; Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows; The Hard Times of RJ Berger) and David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of RJ Berger). (30-minute animated)

I am excited for these shows, and am interested to see which shows continue. Do you plan on watching any of them?

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