|James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet of Metallica pop in for voice duties on the series Death Clock Metalo|
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Adult Swim adds five new shows
By Colin Mahan | more stories by this author
March 30, 2006 at 03:13:00 PM
Cartoon Network announces five new shows for its nightly playpen of adult cartoons.
Brendon Small of Home Movies. Cartoon Network announced five new projects for 2006, including a new series from Home Movies creator Brendan Small and a series about a cop who looks like a butt. The five new series will premiere later this year in the Adult Swim block of programming.
Brendon Small, known for the series Home Movies, cocreated Death Clock Metalocalypse about a Norwegian heavy metal band called Deathklok. Although they rock to the top of the charts with gusto, they are also incredibly stupid and leave a path of destruction and mayhem behind wherever they tour. Mark Hamill of Star Wars and James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet of real metal band Metallica pop in for voice duties on the series, which premieres in August.
In Frisky Dingo, from the creators Sealab 2021, the hero Awesome-X is torn by conflicting desires. Part of him wants to stop the villainous Killface from destroying the world. The other part of him wants to focus on selling Awesome-X action figures so his awesome alter ego, billionaire playboy Xander Crews, can continue living his billionaire playboy lifestyle.
Live-action and green-screen puppetry combine with animation to produce Saul of the Mole Men. When scientist Saul Malone crashes his drill ship in the earth's core, he peeves off the mole men, a race of subterranean dwellers. The series takes a twisted comedic look at politics, time travel, vampires, and bad special effects.
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil is all about, you guessed it, Lucy, the daughter of the devil. The series just goes to show that even the devil has trouble raising a girl with family values. Lucy doesn't really like what dad does for a living, and she rebels by dating a hippie DJ. The CG-animated series is from the producer of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist and stars Jon Benjamin (the voice of Coach McGuirk on Home Movies) as the Devil.
Sure to appeal to 13-year-old boys of all ages is Assy McGee, a series about a vigilante police sniper who looks like a giant butt. Assy McGee is a tough-as-nails cop who is fed up with a society he thinks bends over for crime. When crime gets down-and-dirty, Assy doesn't quiver and run or let regulations stop him up--he just dumps the rules into the toilet. Assy McGee plops onto the schedule in December.