October 01, 2004

The Boondocks to premiere on Adult Swim in Fall '05

Here's one that nearly slipped under the radar. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, who's pilot was rejected by Fox for this fall, has been picked up by Cartoon Network.

The failed FOX pilot has found new life as the cable channel has committed to 15 half-hour episodes of the animated comedy, which is based on the Aaron McGruder comic strip of the same name. The network hopes to begin production in time for "Boondocks" to premiere in the fall of 2005 as part of its successful "Adult Swim" lineup. McGruder will executive produce the project, which comes from Sony Pictures Television, alongside Reggie Hudlin. "Boondocks" tracks the adventures of two boys, Riley and Huey, who experience a culture clash when they move from inner-city Chicago to the suburbs to live with their grandfather.
Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block runs in overnight hours, and consists of domestic and international animated programs that are more geared toward adults than toward children, including off-network series' like "Family Guy" and "Futurama," original programs like "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law," and imported anime including "Case Closed" and "Cowboy Bebop."

Posted by mhking at October 1, 2004 09:30 AM
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