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The Venture Bros. has been canceled by Adult Swim after a successful run of seven seasons; Christopher McCulloch announced the news on Twitter on Monday.It’s devastating news for McCulloch, who was in the middle of the writing process with his team for season 8.On Twitter, he thanked his fans for their continued “support and patience” for 17 years and informed them that season 8 would not return.McCulloch uses the pseudonym Jackson Publick on the show and on Twitter.In response to Variety, Adult Swim affirmed their decision and promised that they would look for a way to continue the story with Christopher McCulloch and Doc Hammer.Adult Swim added that they also would love to have a Venture Bros. continuation and are currently looking for “a solution.”Variety reports that a possible alternative would be to shift Venture Bros to another streaming platform, possibly HBO Max.However, the alternative is still being studied, and nothing is confirmed yet.Venture Bros. is the longest-running show on Adult Swim, traversing for seventeen years in seven season ventures.The first season was aired on Adult Swim long back in 2004 with its pilot premiering in 2003.The last season arrived on Adult Swim in 2018.There had been generally 2-3 seasons gap in-between seasons.The animated cartoon dipped in adult content portrayed spoofs of many superhero heroes and other pop culture characters.
The popular adult animated cartoon spanned seven seasons over 17 years making it one of the longest-running original series on Adult Swim.
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Details are scarce, but one insider hints to a retelling of older games.
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I’ve often heard that Shenmue set the standard for a living, breathing open world in video games when it was released on Sega Dreamcast in 1999. It was followed by some of the most highly anticipated video game sequels ever made, and Shenmue III set a record for the most-funded Kickstarter game in 2015. Now, AT&T’s Crunchyroll has announced that Shenmue is getting its own anime series. According to Deadline, it’ll air on Adult Swim’s Toonami in the United States, not just on Crunchyroll itself, and will follow game protagonist Ryo Hazuki in his quest to become a martial artist and avenge his father’s murder. Other than that rough outline, the image above, and the fact that Crunchyroll has ordered 13 episodes, we don’t... Continue reading…
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Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows, which has led to some critically acclaimed series getting the boot early in their runs. We looked at 22 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled, from "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" to "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix doesn't love long-running TV shows, and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early. The streaming giant has canceled plenty of shows that upset fans but were panned by TV critics, such as "Everything Sucks!" and "Gypsy." But it's canceled ones that were critically acclaimed, too. Netflix often doesn't see the value in shows that exceed 30 episodes (usually two to three seasons) because they become too expensive and too difficult for new viewers to jump into, Deadline reported last year. That means shows like "American Vandal," "One Day at a Time," and more have been given the boot earlier than fans, and critics, would have hoped. On Tuesday, Netflix canceled the variety talk show "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj." Other Netflix critical darlings to get the ax recently are "The Kominsky Method" and "Dead to Me" after their upcoming third seasons and "Ozark," which was renewed for a fourth and final season after season three was its best reviewed yet.   We've rounded up 22 great TV shows that Netflix has canceled. We highlighted shows that received an average score over 85% on Rotten Tomatoes or whose final seasons were above 85%, and ranked them based on the average scores. We broke ties with audience scores and if those were the same, with the final season score. We limited the list to shows that ended with four seasons or fewer on Netflix, which didn't include "BoJack Horseman" and other shows. In the case of a show like "Lucifer," which Netflix revived for a fourth season after Fox canceled it, and has renewed for seasons five and six, we included it because it received just three new seasons on Netflix.  In the case of "Patriot Act," it aired six "volumes" but only lasted two years, so we counted it. It didn't have enough reviews for an average score on Rotten Tomatoes, so we ranked it based on just its season one critic score. To fans' and critics' delight, though, a couple of these shows have been revived elsewhere. "One Day at a Time," which Netflix canceled after three seasons, debuted its fourth season on the Pop network this year. "Tuca and Bertie" was revived for a second season by Adult Swim.  Below are 22 canceled Netflix shows that critics loved: SEE ALSO: 103 of Netflix's notable original TV shows, ranked from worst to best 22. "Ozark" — canceled after 4 seasons Average critic score: 81% Audience score: 91% Critic score for most recent season: 97% (season 3) Netflix description: "A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss. What critics said: "Season three is the best season of the series so far. The story line arc works pretty well, with seeds planted early on that bloom in the later episodes." — Boston Globe (season 3) 21. "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" — canceled after 4 seasons Average critic score: 84% (includes winter special) Audience score: 69% Critic score for most recent season: 90% (season 3) Netflix description: "Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family's legacy, the Church of Night." What critics said: "The character growth of Part 3 is simply put, delicious. The emotional payoffs of each journey keep the show from slipping into WTF!?! territory and firmly ground CAOS as a show with something to say outside of quippy one-liners." — TV Guide (season 3) 20. "The OA" — canceled after 2 seasons Average critic score: 84% Audience score: 84% Critic score for most recent season: 92% (season 2) Netflix description: "Seven years after vanishing from her home, a young woman returns with mysterious new abilities and recruits five strangers for a secret mission." What critics said: "The OA is kind of genius, while simultaneously being incredibly silly. And you know what? I love it! I love its goofy, loopy vibe." — Vox (season 2) 19. "Sense8" — canceled after 2 seasons Average critic score: 86% (includes finale movie) Audience score: 91% Critic score for most recent season: 93% (season 2) Netflix description: "From the creators of "The Matrix" and "Babylon 5" comes this tense series in which eight people can telepathically experience each other's lives." What critics said: "This nakedly political show somehow manages to be free-spirited, rather than dull or polemical; its good intentions often border on goofy naiveté in a way that's charming rather than grating." — The Atlantic (season 2) 18. "Marvel's Luke Cage" — canceled after 2 seasons Average critic score: 87% Audience score: 71% Critic score for most recent season: 85% (season 2) Netflix description: "A hoodie-wearing, unbreakable ex-con fights to clear his name and save his neighborhood. He wasn't looking for a fight, but the people need a hero." What critics said: "It takes a season for Luke to find some sense of certainty, for better or for worse. The next step of his journey may be the most fascinating." — Indiewire (Season 2)   17. "Lucifer" — canceled after 6 seasons (3 on Netflix) Average critic score: 87% Audience score: 85% Critic score for most recent season: 100% (season 4) Netflix description: "Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective." What critics said: "The more I think about it, the more I stand by my belief that the majority of season four is among the very best episodes the Lucifer has to offer." — AV Club (season 4) 16. "Atypical" — canceled after 4 seasons Average critic score: 87% Audience score: 95% Critic score for most recent season: 100% (season 3) Netflix description: "When a teen on the autism spectrum decides to get a girlfriend, his bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery." What critics said: "Atypical is proving yet again why it remains the best half-hour on Netflix's slate." — Forbes (season 3) 15. "Santa Clarita Diet" — canceled after 3 seasons Average critic score: 89% Audience score: 91% Critic score for most recent season: 100% (season 3) Netflix description: "They're ordinary husband and wife realtors until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. In a good way." What critics said: "While season three is the richest and most layered look at marriage and mortality yet, 'Santa Clarita Diet' remains gloriously easy watching." — Collider (Season 3) 14. "Easy" — canceled after 3 seasons Average critic score: 90% Audience score: 85% Critic score for most recent season: 100% (season 3) Netflix description: "Features eight vignettes that follow the complicated, loosely connected lives of young Chicagoans in their 20s and 30s as they tackle love, sex, and self-improvement." What critics said: "The final season fulfills the possibilities of the show's concept, informing it with humanist fury." — Slant Magazine (Season 3)   13. "Dead to Me" — canceled after 3 seasons Average critic score: 90% Audience score: 90% Critic score for most recent season: 95% (season 2) Netflix description: "A hotheaded widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn't quite what she seems." What critics said: "Their manic lives and cascading calamities of their own creation provide a fantastic escape into a once-familiar world not long gone. Nobody wants their problems, but at least they're not boring." — Salon 12. "The Kominsky Method" — canceled after 3 seasons Average critic score: 90% Audience score: 93% Critic score for most recent season: 100% (season 2) Netflix description: "Acting coach Sandy Kominsky and best friend Norman Newlander keep each other laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older." What critics said: "Douglas, a Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee, shines throughout ... Arkin, though, gets the richest material this season." — TV Insider (season 2) 11. "Glow" — canceled after 4 seasons Average critic score: 92% Audience score: 86% Critic score for most recent season: 86% (season 3) Netflix description: "In 1980s LA, a crew of misfits reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. A comedy by the team behind 'Orange Is the New Black.'" What critics said: "Season 3 is a wrestling match between cause and effect, countering every bit of happiness with a proportionally steep cost." — The Atlantic (season 3) 10. "Marvel's Daredevil" — canceled after 3 seasons Average critic score: 92% Audience score: 92% Critic score for most recent season: 97% (season 3) Netflix description: "Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the superhero Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen, New York City." What critics said: "What's clear is that [showrunner Erik] Oleson and his staff course-correct after an overcrowded second season, returning the focus to the people who live in this story." — RogerEbert.com (Season 3)   9. "Dark" — canceled after 3 seasons Average critic score: 93% Audience score: 95% Critic score for most recent season: 91% (season 3) Netflix description: "A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations." What critics said: "'Dark' has maintained that highwire act for three of the most thrilling sci-fi TV seasons ever made. To see it make it across the chasm with its ambitions and technique intact is certainly something worth remembering." — Indiewire (season 3)   8. "Love" — canceled after 3 seasons Average critic score: 94% Audience score: 86% Critic score for most recent season: 100% (season 3) Netflix description: "Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships in this bold comedy cocreated by Judd Apatow." What critics said: "Love manages to close on its own terms, on an unconventionally hopeful note. But it also provides something that most of us seek but don't often find from our television shows: a couple of genuine surprises we didn't see coming." — Vulture (Season 3)   7. "Dear White People" — canceled after 4 seasons Average critic score: 95% Audience score: 52% Critic score for most recent season: 90% (season 3) Netflix description: "Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that's not nearly as 'post-racial' as it thinks." What critics said: "The college campus satire attempts to reconcile two complicated histories, and mostly succeeds." — New York Times (season 3) 6. "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" — canceled after 4 seasons Average critic score: 96% (includes interactive movie) Audience score: 83% Critic score for most recent season: 94% (season 4) Netflix description: "When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn't think even existed anymore." What critics said: "Ellie Kemper's bold gameness has powered the show for so long that it's almost easy to take it for granted; even while she's failed to truly grow all that much over the years, her enthusiasm and dedication to the role remains engaging." — Indiewire 5. "Tuca and Bertie" — canceled after 1 season Average critic score: 98% Audience score: 68% Critic score for most recent season: 98% (season 1) Netflix description: "Free-spirited toucan Tuca and self-doubting song thrush Bertie are best friends — and birds — who guide each other through life's ups and downs." What critics said: "Tuca & Bertie handled a wide range of emotion in just one short season with the utmost humor and heart — and seeing it canceled before it even had a chance to grow is a blow to fans." — Polygon 4. "American Vandal" — canceled after 2 seasons Average critic score: 98% Audience score: 91% Critic score for most recent season: 98% (season 2) Netflix description: "A high school is rocked by an act of vandalism, but the top suspect pleads innocence and finds an ally in a filmmaker. A satirical true-crime mystery." What critics said: "It's better than anyone could have expected, but a little less than they might have hoped." — Slate (Season 2)   3. "One Day at a Time" — canceled after 3 seasons Average critic score (for first three seasons): 99% Audience score (first three seasons): 92% Critic score for most recent season (on Netflix): 100% (season 3) Netflix description: "In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the 'help' of her old-school mom." What critics said: "The heartbeat of 'One Day at a Time' was its spirited insistence that beauty can thrive alongside pain. The series blended multicam-sitcom laughs with a fearless willingness to tackle heavy social issues." — The Atlantic (season 3)   2. "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" — canceled after 6 "volumes" in 2 years Critic score: 100% (volume 1) Audience score: 82% Netflix description: "Every Sunday, Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series." What critics said: "What Patriot Act is doing very well in these early episodes is balancing the desire to tell cathartic jokes with the need to think, in a way that incorporates ideas about ethics and morality." — NPR (season 1) 1. "Mystery Science Theater 3000" — canceled after 2 seasons Average critic score: 100% Audience score: 91% Critic score for most recent season: 100% (season 2) Netflix description: "The cult hit returns! Captured by mad scientists, new host Jonah survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals." What critics said: "The movies are a good selection for the most part. They were able to pick six movies that have very little to do with each other. A very nice variety, all things considered." — Den of Geek (season 2)  
All of Time Warner's top executives have left the company since AT&T bought it in 2018 and formed WarnerMedia. They include HBO's Richard Plepler, who unexpectedly resigned last February, and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down last March following a report that alleged he had a sexual relationship with an actress, and promised to help her get roles. Now WarnerMedia is undergoing another major restructuring under new CEO Jason Kilar. Several top execs left WarnerMedia last week, including WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, and Kevin Reilly, the content chief of the company's new streaming service HBO Max. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After AT&T bought Time Warner in 2018 for a massive $85 billion, taking control of Time Warner's many assets including Warner Bros. and HBO, then-AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson sent a memo to employees. "It's been a long time coming, but well worth the effort: AT&T and Time Warner are now one company," Stephenson told employees in the June memo. But the acquisition, which formed the new WarnerMedia, brought with it a new set of complications. All of Time Warner's top executives were out less than a year after the deal finally closed after a months-long legal battle with the Justice Department, which sued AT&T in November 2017 in an effort to block the merger. From surprise resignations like HBO's Richard Plepler to a sex scandal that forced Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara to resign, Time Warner's leadership was completely remade. And now WarnerMedia is undergoing another huge shakeup under new CEO Jason Kilar, who was named as the company's chief executive in April. He took over from John Stankey, who is now CEO of AT&T after Stephenson exited the role. The restructuring also comes after the company launched its flagship product, the HBO Max streaming service, in May. Last week, WarnerMedia announced the high-profile exits of WarnerMedia Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, HBO Max content chief Kevin Reilly, and head of corporate marketing Keith Cocozza. The new Warner Bros. CEO, Ann Sarnoff, was put in charge of all film, TV, and streaming assets, while HBO's head of programming, Casey Bloys, will also oversee original content for Max. "In looking at where we'd like to go and how the company was organized, we had two content organizations, and they both worked on HBO Max," Kilar told Bloomberg. "The tough decision I made was to go from having two to one." It didn't stop there. On Monday, Warner Bros., DC Comics, and the DC Universe streaming platform were hit with major layoffs, including Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution president Jeff Schlesinger and DC Comics editor-in-chief Bob Harris. The majority of DCU employees were also laid off, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Here are major leadership changes that have happened at WarnerMedia:SEE ALSO: Meet the power players of the Disney-Fox merger, who will lead its iconic franchises into the future and do battle with Netflix Kevin Reilly — former HBO Max content chief and president of TBS, TNT, and TruTV (August 2020) Reilly was axed last week as part of WarnerMedia's major restructuring before his contract could expire in 2022. Reilly joined Turner in 2014 as head of TNT and TBS. In an interview with Business Insider ahead of the launch of HBO Max in May, Reilly said that he had a list of potential acquisitions for Max and that it was "closing deals every week" for new content.  But the service has been overshadowed by some launch problems, particularly that it's still not available on Roku and Amazon platforms, the largest streaming distributors. Bob Greenblatt — former chair of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer (August 2020) Greenblatt was ousted last week from his role at WarnerMedia along with HBO Max content chief Kevin Reilly as part of the company's major reorganization. Before joining WarnerMedia last year, Greenblatt was the chair of NBC Entertainment, where had pitched an over-the-top streaming service in 2015 that never gained traction, he told The Hollywood Reporter in December (NBCU did launch its own streaming service, Peacock, last month). He stepped down from NBCU in September 2018 after seven years with the company, telling THR, "I felt like I'd done everything I could do at NBC." In his role at WarnerMedia, he oversaw Max, HBO, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. They are now under Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff's supervision.       Major Warner Bros. layoffs (August 2020) The following top execs were laid off from Warner Bros. on Monday: Jeff Schlesinger — former president of worldwide television distribution Kim Williams — former CFO Ron Sanders — former president of worldwide theatrical distribution & home entertainment, and executive vice president of international business operations Major DC layoffs (August 2020) The following execs were laid off from DC Comics on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety: Bob Harris — former editor-in-chief Hank Kanalz — former senior vice president of publishing strategy and support services Jonah Weiland — vice president of marketing and creative services Bobbie Chase — vice president of global publishing initiatives and digital strategy Brian Cunningham — senior story editor Mark Doyle — executive editor  Kevin Tsujihara — former Warner Bros. CEO (March 2019) In a report from The Hollywood Reporter last year, Tsujihara was accused of being involved in a sexual relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk and promising to get her acting roles; Kirk has denied that the relationship influenced her casting, and has said that the relationship ended many years ago. Tsujihara resigned in March 2019. "It is in the best interest of WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., our employees and our partners for Kevin to step down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros.," WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said in a statement at the time. "Kevin has contributed greatly to the studio's success over the past 25 years and for that we thank him. Kevin acknowledges that his mistakes are inconsistent with the Company's leadership expectations and could impact the Company's ability to execute going forward." Tsujihara was the first person of Asian descent to be the head of a major movie studio, and started in the role in 2013. He joined Warner Bros. in 1994 as the director of special projects finance. Before being named CEO, he was the president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Ann Sarnoff was named the new chair and CEO of Warner Bros. last June. Her role was expanded last week to oversee the new Studios and Networks Group, which includes HBO, Max, TNT, TBS, and TruTV. David Levy — former Turner president (March 2019) Levy announced last March that he was stepping down as president of Turner. "I have spent a considerable amount of time during the past few months discussing the future landscape and vision of the company with John Stankey and the senior leadership team," Levy wrote in a memo to staff. "After much consideration and more than 32 years at Turner, the past six years as the President of this great company, I have decided the time is right to leave my role." Levy oversaw the cable networks TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies. He also oversaw the company's sports rights deals. Richard Plepler — former HBO CEO (February 2019) Plepler unexpectedly resigned from his role of CEO of WarnerMedia's premium cable network, HBO, in February 2019.  "Hard as it is to think about leaving the company I love, and the people I love in it, it is the right time for me to do so," he wrote in a memo to staff at the time. "In the past weeks, I've thought a lot about the incredible journey of this company in the nearly 28 years that I have been blessed to be here. It's a journey of great pride and accomplishment because so many of you, and many others before us, have made HBO a cultural and business phenomenon." Plepler joined HBO in 1992 and became CEO in 2012 after serving as the network's copresident. Under Plepler, HBO continued its awards dominance, carrying its prestige status with Emmy-winning shows like "Game of Thrones," "Big Little Lies," and "Barry." The network always prided itself on quality over quantity, focusing heavily on a stacked Sunday-night lineup. But AT&T was quick to make its intentions for HBO known. The company aimed to increase the amount of content HBO develops in an effort to compete with Netflix and drive content for the Max streaming service. "It's not hours a week, and it's not hours a month," WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said last July. "We need hours a day. You are competing with devices that sit in people's hands that capture their attention every 15 minutes. I want more hours of engagement." Other major HBO exits — Simon Sutton and Bernadette Aulestia (March 2019) HBO's president and revenue chief, Simon Sutton, left HBO last March. Bloomberg reported that Sutton's role became unnecessary after WarnerMedia named Gerhard Zeiler as chief revenue officer. Sutton's exit followed Bernadette Aulestia's, who also resigned from her role as HBO's global distribution head in March 2019.   Jeff Bewkes — former Time Warner CEO (June 2018) Bewkes was the CEO of HBO from 1995 to 2008, when he became CEO of Time Warner. Bewkes was tasked with cleaning up a troubled Time Warner, which had acquired AOL in 2000. The merger was a disaster and lost Time Warner $100 billion in 2002 because of a write-down on AOL, according to CNN. Under Bewkes, Time Warner spun off AOL, Time Warner Cable, and Time Inc. AOL was eventually bought by Verizon, and Time Warner Cable was bought by Charter Communications (now rebranded as Spectrum). "I'm very proud about what we have accomplished together, and I hope you're as excited as I am about the opportunities ahead," Bewkes said in a resignation video in June 2018. "Because as storytellers, as journalists, as business leaders and catalysts for change, our work is never really done. We can only run our leg of the relay, then pass the baton." John Martin — former Turner CEO (June 2018) Martin was previously CFO of Time Warner and became CEO of Turner in 2014 after being handpicked by former Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, according to Deadline. He immediately stepped down once the Time Warner/AT&T deal closed. "You'll note that we have changed how Turner is organized given that John Martin will no longer be with the company as a result of the merger," Stankey wrote in a memo to staff at the time. "This initial Turner org structure will allow me to work more closely with more Turner leaders and accelerate my personal learning of the business as we define our shared priorities across the company." Martin was a top candidate to succeed Bewkes before he resigned, according to Recode.
  HBO and WarnerMedia just launched a new streaming service — HBO Max. HBO already operates two major streaming platforms, HBO Go and HBO Now. On July 31, HBO discontinued the HBO Go app on most devices and rebranded HBO Now as just "HBO". In many cases, HBO Max is being offered as a free upgrade and replacement for those older services. So, what's the difference between the three different streaming services? A surprising amount of stuff — let's dig in! First, the bad news: "Friends" has left Netflix, and it's not coming back any time soon. Turns out there's a good reason for that — it has a new home with HBO's new streaming service alongside "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Rick and Morty," and a mess of other stuff. That new service is named HBO Max, and it's intended to serve as a deluxe version of HBO's older streaming services, HBO Go and HBO Now. But what's so different about HBO Max from HBO's other streaming options? Well, it mostly comes down to content selection and device support. It's also important to note that big changes have recently been imposed upon HBO's other streaming offerings, and HBO Max is essentially being positioned as a replacement for HBO Go and HBO Now. In fact, as of July 31, the HBO Go app is no longer available on most devices, though you can still access the service via HBOGo.com. Meanwhile, HBO Now has been branded as just "HBO". In most cases, current HBO Go and HBO Now users can access HBO Max instead at no extra cost. To help further dispel some of the confusion surrounding all three services, we've broken down all of the key differences below. Updated on 7/31/2020 by Steven Cohen: We've revised this article to include details about the recent termination of the HBO Go app and the rebranding of HBO Now to HBO. What is HBO Max? HBO Max is a standalone streaming service you don't need a cable subscription to use. It costs $14.99 per month and includes all of HBO's standard offerings, plus a ton of new stuff from various WarnerMedia properties, like DC Comics, CNN, TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network. HBO Max also produces original shows and movies, just like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. The service launched with more than 1,300 movies and over 10,000 hours worth of programming. For more detailed impressions, you can read our full review of HBO Max here. In most cases, people who were previously using HBO Go or HBO Now can now access HBO Max with their existing account details for no extra cost. There are some exceptions, but for most HBO users, HBO Max is being offered as a free upgrade and replacement for those older services. You can check the HBO Max website to see if your HBO subscription is eligible for HBO Max.  What makes HBO Max different from HBO Now? Additional content. HBO Max is the same price as HBO Now, an older streaming service that features HBO original shows and the cable channel's rotating package of movies. HBO Max currently offers all of HBO Now's content plus a ton of new stuff from a variety of WarnerMedia brands — all for the same $14.99 a month price. Most HBO Now subscribers can watch HBO Max with their HBO Now account at no extra cost. In other words, HBO Max is basically an automatic upgrade to HBO Now. With that in mind, the HBO Now app has been rebranded to just "HBO".   Since HBO Max offers a larger streaming library than HBO (formerly HBO Now), it's clearly the better choice for subscribers. With that said, the HBO Max app is currently missing from a few notable devices, including Roku and Fire TV products. If you use one of those devices as your primary streaming player, the HBO app is currently your only option.  What is HBO Go? And what happens to subscribers now that the app has been discontinued? In the past, if you had a cable TV subscription to HBO, you could also use the HBO Go app, a freebie streaming option that came as a bonus. Plug in your cable TV login details, and you got access to a vast library of HBO content on-demand. It cost nothing extra, and worked on everything from your smartphone to your Apple TV/Roku/etc. to your computer. On July 31, the HBO Go app was removed from most connected devices. Thankfully, AT&T has brokered deals that give most HBO cable subscribers access to HBO Max instead. If you subscribe to HBO through any of the cable providers below, you can get access to HBO Max at no extra cost. Simply go to the HBO Max website and choose your provider to login. Altice One Atlantic Broadband Apple TV Channels AT&T/AT&T U-verse Cox DIRECTV Optimum RCN Spectrum Suddenlink Verizon Fios WOW! Xfinity If you happen to subscribe to HBO through a provider that isn't included, you can still access HBO Go through the HBO Go website. The addition of other WarnerMedia networks' content to HBO's existing library is an enticing proposition. Adding Adult Swim's content to HBO Max means adding "Rick & Morty." Adding CNN's content to HBO Max means adding "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." Adding TBS' content to HBO Max means adding "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and "Conan."  All of which is to say that adding content from all these places adds up to a ton of really good stuff. Looney Tunes cartoons! All the "Lord of the Rings" movies! There's a surprising amount of additional content in the HBO Max package. HBO Max's lineup also features new original series, including "Love Life," a comedy show starring Anna Kendrick, and "Looney Tunes Cartoons," a new animated series featuring Bugs Bunny and company.  Beyond original HBO programs, the HBO Max catalog features a wide range of TV series, including "Friends," "Rick and Morty," "The Big Bang Theory," "Sesame Street" and "Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown." The full library incorporates TV offerings from DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and Warner Bros. What else is coming to HBO Max? A bunch of new original content, including a show based on "Dune" and a new movie from the director of "Bird Box." Here's everything that's announced for HBO Max thus far: -"10,000 hours of premium content from HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. -The exclusive streaming rights at launch to all 236 episodes of 'Friends.' -The exclusive streaming rights at launch to all episodes 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' and 'Pretty Little Liars.' -The exclusive streaming home to a string of new Warner Bros.' produced dramas for The CW beginning with the fall 2019 season, including new DC Entertainment series 'Batwoman,' and 'Katy Keene' (spinoff of 'Riverdale'). -New exclusive movie production deals with Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon ('Big Little Lies'). Berlanti will produce an initial four movies focused in the young adult space, while Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine will produce at least two films. -'Dune: The Sisterhood,' an adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson's book based in the world created by Frank Herbert's book 'Dune,' from director Denis Villeneuve. -'Tokyo Vice,' based on Jake Adelstein's non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, starring Ansel Elgort. -'The Flight Attendant,' a one-hour thriller series based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian. Kaley Cuoco, executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti, will star. -'Love Life,' a 10-episode half-hour romantic comedy anthology series starring Anna Kendrick, who will also executive produce alongside Paul Feig. -'Station Eleven,' a postapocalyptic limited series based on Emily St. John Mandel's international bestseller, adapted by Patrick Somerville ('The Leftovers') and directed by Hiro Murai ('Barry'). -'Made for Love,' a 10-episode, half-hour, straight-to-series adaptation based on the tragicomic novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting, also from Patrick Somerville and directed by S.J. Clarkson. -'Gremlins,' an animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment based on the original movie. -Stephen King's 'The Outsider,' a dark mystery starring Ben Mendelsohn, produced and directed by Jason Bateman. -'Lovecraft Country,' a unique horror series based on a novel by Matt Ruff, written and executive produced by Misha Green, and executive produced by Jordan Peele ('Us') and J.J. Abrams ('Westworld'). -'The Nevers,' Joss Whedon's new science fiction series starring Laura Donnelly. -'The Gilded Age,' set the opulent world of 1885 New York from 'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes. -'Avenue 5,' a high satire aboard a space-bound cruise ship from Armando Iannucci ('Veep') starring Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad. -'The Undoing,' a psychological thriller from David E. Kelley ('Big Little Lies'), directed by Susanne Bier ('Bird Box') starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. -'The Plot Against America,' reimagined history based on Phillip Roth's novel written and executive produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, starring Winona Ryder and John Turturro. -'Perry Mason', the classic legal drama for a new generation, executive produced by Robert Downey, Jr. and Susan Downey, with Matthew Rhys in the title role. -'I Know This Much Is True,' a complex family drama starring Mark Ruffalo playing twin brothers, one of whom has schizophrenia. Based on the best-selling novel by Wally Lamb, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
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As the world slowly but surely returns to normal or some form of it, Adult Swim’s cult comedy sci-fi series, Rick and Morty, plans to give a boost to our morale.Notoriously famous for making fans wait for newer episodes, the makers have surprisingly announced that they’re almost done with making the fifth installment.The news comes only three months after the fourth season ended and fans couldn’t have asked for more.The show is irreverent at worst and absurd at best.For two years, ardent fans waited for the alcoholic grandfather and his underconfident grandson to make a comeback.During a virtual Adult Swim Event, the creators, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland told fans that the fifth season is already “in the can.” Working in two-hour blocs over Zoom, the writers set up a digital writing room that created an exciting process for the creators.A DIGITAL WRITING ROOM IS NOT THAT UNCOOLYou might think it would be so irritating to have a creative discussion with everybody interrupting everything, but it becomes really democratic.
See an unfinished part of a Rick and Morty season 5 episode in this first reveal of what's to come in the animated series' next set of episodes.
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Fans watching the Adult Swim Con got to see the first rough footage of Rick and Morty in trouble in the upcoming season 5.
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Samurai Jack is returning, but not in the form of a TV show. The animation is wrapped up, but the character lives on in a new game from Adult Swim called Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time. The game will be available on PC and all of the major gaming consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. Details on the game’s availability were … Continue reading
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“Watch Rick and Morty mega-punch an alien in the new weird season 4 trailer”The remaining episodes of Season 4 of Rick and Morty will be arriving soon.In its last episode, we witness an intense war of Morty and his Grandfather, Rick, on Snake Planet against the alien.The last episode arrived on post–December, and since then, the suspense of the snake planet is becoming a mystery alongside anticipation for its fans.However, their excitation has finally been met after arriving on the teaser that clearly shows that Rick and Morty evolved themselves into a Giant Robot, and both of them are punching an alien.The clip pays tribute to another famous animated series of the 70s from Japan known as Super Sentai.Adult Swim mentioned in reference to Super Sentai by writing “Super Sentai Rick” in the caption of the clip.The teaser clip has been developed under the supervision of Titmouse Animation and Paper Panther.The subsequent trailer has also been developed by a similar style of animation.Rick and Morty is a famous adult animated sci-fi show that has been created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.
It's been a long time coming -- two years, to be exact -- but the fourth season of Rick and Morty is here.Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat premiered Sunday night, and as a reward for our patience, it's available for free online.Just go to the Adult Swim website and hit play, no signup or credit card required.Although, if you live outside the US, that's an issue.It seems to be a regional access thing only.Rick and Morty season 4 is 10 episodes long and will unfortunately be split into two halves, so the last five episodes will arrive in 2020.
Warning: Possible spoilers for the fourth-season premiere of Rick and Morty ahead.There were wasps, shrimp, fascists and death crystals, because of course there were.The acclaimed animated adult comedy Rick and Morty returned to Adult Swim Sunday night after two years of no new episodes.Fan reaction on social media seemed to show many viewers felt it was worth the wait."I can't believe it: I'm finally watching a new 'Rick and Morty,'" wrote one Twitter user.The action-packed episode went pretty meta, with Rick and Morty excitedly offering hints about their future adventures.
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Rick and Morty have been among the well-received animated shows in recent times and its fourth season is almost upon us.Adult Swim just revealed fourth season new opening title sequence on YouTube, featuring some amusing diversions and footage of crazy moments in the latest batch of ten episodes.In the opening credits, Rick falls through the orbit of an alien world and floats next to the mutated Morty head.A chicken-sized cyborg appears in the garage using a portal and saves Rick from a group of snakes.In the end, Rick, summer and Morty are being chased once again by Cthulhu monster as they seemingly kidnapped its baby.So, the new batch of Rick and Morty will be ten episodes in length and splits into two parts.
Rick and Morty season 4 has finally been given a UK air date on Channel 4, but the news isn't great: UK viewers won't be watching the show until 2020.In the US, it'll start airing on Adult Swim from November, but in the UK, it'll begin in January at some point.It's a move that feels a little similar to how US TV used to be imported to the UK before the advent of streaming services.The season will be divided into two parts, each consisting five episodes, Channel 4 says, mirroring how it's being aired in the US (five will air in 2019, then five more will air in 2020).So, even though you've been waiting two years for more of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's inventive and frequently gross animated sci-fi series, you've still got a little while to go.The show will first air on Channel 4 itself, with repeats on E4.
The show will come to Channel 4 two months after its US debut on Adult Swim.Season 4 of Rick and Morty is coming to Channel 4 in January 2020, with repeats on E4, and a streaming option on All 4.The US premiere date of November 10 was announced last month, which consists of the first five episodes of the 10 episode series, so we'll have to wait a couple of months to get involved, which definitely won't lead to people pirating the show."Millions of fans have been waiting for more than two years for a new series of Rick and Morty, the most brilliantly bonkers show on television," said Ian Katz, director of programme."We’re thrilled that it will be aired exclusively on Channel 4 and I promise it will be worth the wait.”We got our first peek at the new series this summer and the official Twitter account has been sharing tidbits of what's in store ever since.
Adult Swim has just dropped the new trailer for Rick and Morty Season 4 which airs on November 10, and some familiar faces are back, oo-wee!The downside to this glorious and long-awaited news is that only the first half of the season is making its way to our tellies.10 episodes were confirmed after an interminably long negotiation period which resulted in Adult Swim ordering 70 episodes.Season 4 episodes will air on a weekly basis which seems frustratingly archaic in this age of binge-watching, and while the date for the latter half hasn't been confirmed, we'll probably see it roll out next year.The series will be a Channel 4 exclusive here in the UK, while the first three seasons migrated to E4 earlier this year.While the Adult Swim launch date has now been confirmed, we're waiting on the UK premiere date which hopefully won't be too far behind.
TV fans all over the world are waiting with bated breath for news of a Rick and Morty season 4 release date, after Adult Swim's animated sci-fi show completed its third season in October 2017.The show centers around the Smith family, which consists of married couple Jerry and Beth, their two children Summer and Morty, and Beth’s alcoholic mad scientist father Rick, who has commandeered their garage for use as his personal laboratory.It’s been a long time coming, but negotiations with Adult Swim concluded in May 2018 with the renewal of the beloved series for 70 new episodes – more than the first three seasons of Rick and Morty combined.That enormous commission is testament to the show’s success, which has surpassed its status as a cult favorite to become one of Adult Swim's most loved syndicated series.While Rick and Morty has traditionally been one of Netflix's most popular shows outside of the US, the fourth season will air on Channel 4 in the UK instead, after the broadcaster outbid Netflix.November 2019 (a specific date is still TBC).
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Netflix is notorious for quickly axing shows that aren’t performing well, that cost too much, or that don’t live up to whatever expectations it may have had for the content.The latest series on its chopping block is Tuca & Bertie, an animated sitcom aimed at adults that focused on two birds in a colorful, irreverent world.The show’s creator revealed that it won’t return for a second season on the streaming platform.Tuca & Bertie‘s first season premiered on Netflix on May 3 of this year, introducing viewers to two bird women, both 30-years-old and living in the same apartment complex.Unlike Bertie, an anxious songbird, Tuca is a loud, cocky toucan facing life without her now-former roommate, Bertie, after the latter bird’s boyfriend moves in with her.Though animated shows designed for adults aren’t new on Netflix, Tuca & Bertie introduced a fresh new animation and storytelling style, one that doesn’t mimic the type of humor and animation popularized by Seth MacFarlane and Adult Swim.
Nintendo blows other companies out of the water when it comes to the gaming industry’s recent TV ad impressions, with 86% of all impressions for the June 16-July 15 measurement period.GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you a monthly report on TV advertising by the gaming industry.These are the ads, and by extension the games, that game makers are putting major muscle behind.Below are the top five most-seen gaming industry TV advertisers from June 16 through July 15.Overall, there were 561.8 million TV ad impressions during the period measured, with eight brands spending an estimated $6.1 million on 19 spots that aired over 2,800 times.Nintendo was the leader, accounting for 86% of the sector’s impressions across 30 days
Rick and Morty fans have been waiting nearly two years for the arrival of the show’s fourth season and, unfortunately, there are more months of waiting ahead of us.Despite that, we’ve finally received a look at Season 4 via a clip recently published by Adult Swim after it first premiered at San Diego Comic Con.The clip, which is simply titled ‘Glootie,’ is 50 seconds long and features the three character Morty, his father Jerry, and an alien played by Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok.As we see in the clip, this alien has developed an app that Jerry and Morty want removed, but the alien is proving less than cooperative.The clip starts in the middle of a scene and ends the same way less than a minute later; in the absence of a proper season 4 trailer, however, it’s the most exciting content fans have received since season 3 wrapped up in October 2017.Presumably we’ll see a proper trail arrive in coming weeks ahead of the anticipated November season 4 release.
Rick and Morty is back.Just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim released our first look at the show’s fourth season.Released Friday afternoon, the first clip from season 4 stars Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi as an app-developing alien intern who argues with Rick and Jerry about taking an app down from “the server.”The show, which was renewed for 70 more episodes after its third season ended in 2017, will return later this year.Co-creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon told Entertainment Weekly than the nearly two-year hiatus would likely be the longest we’ll have to go without Rick and Morty for a while.“I think it’s safe to say without fear of being wrong that the gap between seasons three and four will be the longest, and last time that it’s ever so long that it’s ridiculous,” Harmon told Entertainment Weekly.
Rick and Morty Season 4 is coming this November, and Adult Swim has released a couple of new images to whet your appetite.The network ordered 70 episodes last year- after an interminably long back and forth - with 10 of them making up the fourth season.What with this being Rick and Morty, these new screenshots don't really give anything away.This is the show that spawned Pickle Rick after all, so who knows what the hell is going on in these images, or how relevant it is to any kind of plot.So just do a Morty and mindlessly enjoy them for now.Here in the UK, the show will air exclusively on Channel 4, which is good on the one hand because it's free, but also sucks balls because adverts.
Rick and Morty fans have been waiting a long time for any hints about the quirky cult animated show, which hasn't aired new episodes since October 2017.Finally, a sneak peek: On Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly revealed two images from the upcoming season, which will air on Adult Swim in November.The two images are very different, but both feature mad scientist Rick, Morty's grandfather.In the first image, Rick seems to have cut himself a path through a field of a golden wheat-like crop.Entertainment Weekly says he's "on an alien planet," which is nothing new for Rick.In the second image, Rick is facing down a group of grim-faced crocodile-robot-alien-soldier things.
The streaming video environment is getting even more crowded now that AT’s WarnerMedia announced plans to launch the newly dubbed HBO Max, its own direct-to-consumer video service featuring many of the assets from its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner in 2018.With a long list of TV shows and movies at its disposal, HBO Max has plenty of potential.WarnerMedia’s plans for its upcoming Netflix competitor, HBO Max, underwent a major overhaul in early June 2019.A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that AT’s service will bundle all of its WarnerMedia properties into a single streaming service that’s expected to cost somewhere between $16 and $17 a month.Previously, AT announced that it would offer a three-tiered streaming service that split content between movies, television shows, and original productions, including programming from HBO and Cinemax, shows from cable networks like TNT and TBS, and Warner Bros.-produced feature films.However, that would still make AT’s service more expensive than its peers.
WarnerMedia on Tuesday revealed HBO Max as the next streaming home for its content, which includes Friends, shows from The CW network and movies such as Shazam and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.WarnerMedia confirmed the service on Twitter, announcing that the service is set for a spring 2020 debut.A promo video for the upcoming service shows a mix of HBO content like Game of Thrones and Sesame Street, along with Warner's cable staples like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, DC Entertainment films like Wonder Woman and mentions that content will also come from brands like Adult Swim, CNN and others.In addition to those shows, the service will the exclusive rights to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Pretty Little Liars.The CW network's upcoming Batwoman show and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene is also destined to stream on HBO Max, resulting from The CW winding down its previous streaming deal with Netflix.WarnerMedia also owns the DC Universe streaming service, which will remain live concurrently with HBO Max reports GameSpot.
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