New, original animated series Mr. Pickles will join the Adult Swim line-up in a toon comedy double-header on September 21. Debuting at midnight, Mr. Pickles will be followed by the return of Squidbillies at 12:15 a.m. with its eighth season premiere. Yet another reason to stay up too late on Sundays and call in sick Monday!
Mr. Pickles is set in the small, old-fashioned world of Old Town that is slowly being taken over by the modern world. The show centers on the Goodman family and their innocent six-year-old son Tommy, whose best friend is the family’s border collie, Mr. Pickles. The two spend their days romping around Old Town on classic adventures — while unbeknownst to Tommy and the family, Mr. Pickles’ secret evil streak drives him to slip away to kill, mutilate and hump his victims.
The new series is produced by HotHouse and is created and exec produced by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart of Funny or Die Presents, and exec produced by Michael Rizzo. The launch episode will feature guest star Brooke Shields; the regular series cast includes Frank Collison (Eagleheart), Jay Johnston (The Sarah Silverman Program), Kaitlyn Robrock (Golan the Insatiable), Carsola and Stewart.
The new season of fan favorite Squidbillies from Jim Fortier and Dave Willis will see those substance-addled and IQ-impaired Cuylers taking on some of America’s toughest issues, including marriage inequality, “taint cancer,” speciesism and the impending Russian snake apocalypse — good, clean fun all around. Additionally, season eight will feature a new cover of its theme song each week from diverse musicians and bands like Centromatic, Dwight Yoakam, Todd Rundgren and King Khan and the Shrines.