Adult Swim (stylized as [adult swim]) is an American adult-oriented nighttime programming block of the children's basic cable network Cartoon Network. It is programmed by its in-house production studio, Williams Street. It currently broadcasts nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT. As of 2019, Adult Swim has become the new home of Final Space, as new episodes now air on Adult Swim, before being aired on its sister network, TBS, the following week.

Following its debut in 2001, Adult Swim serves as the nighttime identity of Cartoon Network, and was established as alternative programming during the late night hours when Cartoon Network's primary target audience, being children ages 6-15, would normally be sleeping. In 2005, the block was granted its own Nielsen ratings report from Cartoon Network due to targeting a separate demographic. The block features a variety of animated and live-action shows; including original programming, syndicated series, an anime block known as Toonami, original video animations, and short films.

Adult Swim has frequently aired adult animation features, "mockumentaries", sketch comedy, and pilots. The block's shows are known for their sexual themes, nudity, strong language, and graphic violence. Many of its programs are aesthetically experimental, bizarre, improvised, and surrealist in nature. Adult Swim has contracted with various studios known for their productions in absurd and shock comedy.

Programming

Current original programming

  • The Venture Bros. (2004-present)
  • Robot Chicken (2005-present)
  • Squidbillies (2005-present)
  • Infomercials (2009-present)
  • Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (2010-present)
  • Off the Air (2011-present)
  • The Eric Andre Show (2012-present)
  • On Cinema (2012-present)
  • Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell (2013-present)
  • Rick and Morty (2013-present)
  • Decker (2014-present)
  • Black Jesus (2014-present)
  • FishCenter Live (2014-present)
  • Dream Corp, LLC (2016-present)
  • The Jellies! (2017-present)
  • Ballmastrz: 9009 (2018-present)
  • Joe Pera Talks with You (2018-present)
  • Tropical Cop Tales (2018-present)
  • The Shivering Truth (2018-present)
  • Tigtone (2019-present)
  • Lazor Wulf (2019-present)
  • Primal (2019-present)
  • Momma Named Me Sheriff (2019-present)
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