Every Sunday night, Cartoon Network becomes a different place. The family-friendly channel known for Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls becomes a wonderland for grown folks, known as Adult Swim. Anchored by black-and-white footage of old people swimming and short clips of Aquaman dancing, the block features modern classics like Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast, Home Movies, and Cowboy Bebop, along with original programs The Brak Show, Sealab 2021, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law. While this foray into adult-oriented programming may make parents uneasy, it is clear that the Adult Swim is an emerging brand with a bright future.
No television block can expand without fresh programming, though. With this is mind, the Adult Swim folks are taking a big leap by announcing Loiter Squad, a program from California hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (henceforth to be referred to as simply Odd Future). Though the majority of Odd Future’s members are roughly 10 years old as of this writing, the group will create a program consisting of sketches, man on the street portions, prank clips, and segments focusing on their music. Producing the show is Dickhouse Entertainment, who are responsible for current cultural phenomenon Jackass. Oddly, the show will be live action, seemingly a first for Cartoon Network. Still, if anyone can smash the rules of Cartoon Network’s current iteration, it’s Odd Future. Maybe one of them will even win a VMA one day.