New Programming Block to Distract Young Minds
TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - G4 unveils new animated and live-action comedy
and alternative series this summer as part of its "ADd" block of programming.
Starting June 9, G4 pushes the bar of traditional animation and comedy from
the censored to the just plain un-censorable geared to men 18-34 weeknights at
8pm, 10pm and 2am.
"The quality programming on ADd already has an established fan base due
to popular original 'Adult Swim' series such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The
Venture Bros.," says Malcolm Dunlop, Executive Vice President, Programming
Rogers Media Television. "This highly entertaining block is sure to draw more
viewers while entertaining G4's existing audience."
ADd highlights include Titan Maximum, the latest from the creators of
Robot Chicken; Freaks and Geeks starring funnymen Seth Rogen and James Franco;
Delocated; Superjail; and Dino Stamatopoulos' latest series, Frankenhole.
G4's ADd - Adult Digital Distraction new programming line up is as
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Aqua Teen Hunger Force follows the misadventures of three human-sized fast
food items: Master Shake, the self-proclaimed leader, Meatwad, the stupid but
adorable uncooked meatball who is constantly abused by Master Shake, and
Frylock, the only member of the group with any sense at all. Together, they
are the Aqua Teen Hunger Force! Along with their neighbor Carl, they are
dedicated to solving the mysteries of New Jersey... sort of.
In Delocated, a family in the witness protection program is moved to New
York City, but only under the restrictions that they wear ski masks on camera
and surgically graft voice changing devices to their vocal cords. David, the
father of the family, has his problems exacerbated when his wife and son leave
him over the idea and the assassin sent to kill him discovers his new
Fat Guy Stuck in Internet
Ken Gemberling is the number-one computer programmer at Ynapmoclive
Interactive and also a colossal jackass. One fateful day he spitefully spills
beer on his computer keyboard and gets sucked inside of his computer. Now
trapped inside the Internet, he must rely on his new companions Bit and Byte
and fulfill a task for which he is destined to make it back out, while his
sinister employers have plans of their own.
A new stop-motion animated show from Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of Moral
Orel Frankenhole is about Victor Frankenstein, the mad genius who mastered
immortality and now has also created an infinite number of portals (or
Frankenholes) connecting his small, Eastern European village (that is teaming
with monsters and supernatural forces) to every time period from the past and
Freaks and Geeks
Created by writer-comedian Paul Feig and executive produced by Emmy Award
winner Judd Apatow (The Larry Sanders Show), Freaks and Geeks follows the Weir
siblings - as they navigate the perils and pleasures of a Michigan high school
circa 1980. When combined with its smart dialogue and winning performances
(the cast includes SCTV veteran Joe Flaherty and Spider-Man star James Franco,
as well as the sublime and criminally under recognized Martin Starr and Seth
Rogen as Sam's pal Bill and dry-witted Ken, respectively), the show has become
a haven for fans of quality television.
The I.T. Crowd
Based on the British series of the same name, this comedy centers on two
misfits, Roy (Joel McHale) and Moss (Richard Ayoade), who work in the IT
department of a large corporation. The two techies are highly skilled at their
job but are hardly recognized for their work, thanks to their boss, Denholm
(Rocky Carroll), keeping them cooped up in the company basement. However, Jen
(Jessica St. Clair), their new office manager, provides a beacon of hope for
the two. With her social skills, Roy and Moss may finally get the respect they
Southies is an animated family comedy set in the unique and colorful world
of South Boston. It tells the story of Seamus O'Reilly, his family and their
relatives and neighbors, and how they all like to smash things over each
others' heads. And drink coldies.
Superjail is the largest and most brutal prison in the world. Built in an
active volcano, this complex routinely has riots and murders, though nobody is
ever able to escape. The Warden, who is in charge of the prison, has gone
insane over the years and has decided to make his prison unlike any other in
Tight Bros explores the lives of two New Jersey guys, Vince and Aaron, who
want to be rich and score but are really only successful at looking orange.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is a fast paced, absurd collection
of short films, parodies, animations, emotions, phone calls, pranks and
musical numbers featuring comedians, celebrities, bad actors and pets.
From the Emmy-winning creators of the network's most popular original
series Robot Chicken, Titan Maximum uses stop-motion animation to bring a
1980's inspired action cartoon to life. One hundred years in the future,
Saturn's moon Titan is defended by Titan Force Five, an elite squadron of
young, brash pilots who have been disbanded due to budget cuts, but must
hastily reassemble when a former team member turns rogue and tries to conquer
the solar system with an assault of giant monsters. Now, the fate of humanity
rests in the hands of a team of dysfunctional misfits commanding a rustbucket
Tom Goes To The Mayor
Tom Peters has just moved to the small town of Jefferton, best known for
its strip malls, buffet restaurants and run-down parks. Seeking to make a name
for himself, Tom begins setting up meetings with the eccentric mayor of the
town. Together, they develop a number of pointless ideas that never seem to go
anywhere. Sometimes they seem to make things worse.
College freshman Steve Karp (Jay Baruchel, Just Legal) and his fellow
dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...
unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father (Loudon
Wainwright III, For Your Consideration) is tagging along for the ride.
The Venture Bros.
The warped misadventures of a former boy genius turned washed-up,
middle-aged mad scientist Dr. Rusty Venture; his moronic teenage sons; their
maniac bodyguard; and the Doctor's arch-nemeses, incompetent super villain The
Monarch and his masculine paramour, Dr. Girlfriend.
Web Soup is a weekly half-hour comedy series that takes the voice of The
Soup and turns it toward the unpredictable realm of the internet. Host Chris
Hardwick (Attack of the Show) guides the audience through a wide variety of
outrageous and amazing web videos - be they insane pranks, stunts gone wrong,
local news mishaps, or web celebrity.
G4: G4 is a digital television station in Canada that connects young
adults to the latest in gaming, entertainment, pop culture and technology.
It's the ultimate destination for animated and live action comedy series as
well as access to behind-the-scenes previews and reviews of leading edge
events and trends. Owned by Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian
communications and media company, G4 is available by subscription on digital
cable and satellite. For more information about G4 visit www.G4Techtv.ca
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