Cartoon icons and TV reality shows get lampooned in equal measure with tonight’s debut of Comedy Central’s latest animated adult comedy, Drawn Together. Captain America, Betty Boop, SpongeBob SquarePants, Pokémon, Josie and the Pussycats, the Disney Princesses–no one is safe from the sharp sword of satire in this 10:30 follow-up to South Park.
Drawn Together is presented as if it were a real primetime reality series complete with hot tub hijinks and confessional breakdowns. Eight completely different cartoon characters from various genres and styles are thrown together in one house to have their lives taped for the viewing public. The housemates include Captain Hero, a not-so-moral do-gooder reminiscent of the Saturday-morning TV superheroes of the ’70s; Clara, a 20-year-old sweet and naïve fairy-tale princess; Toot, a pudgy, black-and-white heartthrob from the ’20s; Foxxy Love, a sexy mystery-solving musician; Spanky Ham, a foul-mouthed Internet-download pig; Ling-Ling, an adorable Asian trading card creature; Wooldoor-Sockbat, a wacky Pokémon-type creature; and Xandir, a strong young adventurer inspired by the great video game warriors.
Comedy Central has ordered eight episodes of the show, created and written by Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, who serve as exec producers. Silverstein and Jeser previously served as writers on Comedy Central’s The Man Show and Fox’s Action and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Zoe Friedman is the executive in charge of production for Comedy Central. The series is animated by Rough Draft.