Turner’s Adult Swim Lands on 9GO! in Oz


SYDNEY: Turner’s comedy brand Adult Swim is slated to launch as a weekly programming block on Nine’s 9GO! in Australia this month.

Adult Swim will begin airing on 9GO! on Sundays starting July 10. The hour-long block will include such series as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies and The Venture Bros. Nine has also snapped up the local format rights for Adult Swim’s FishCentre, which will introduce the block each week. The deal marks the free-to-air debut of such shows as Rick and Morty, which will premiere on the channel later in the year.

Robi Stanton, Turner Australia’s general manager, remarked: “Adult Swim has a great new home in Australia. This partnership announcement with Nine will no doubt excite comedy-craving late teens and young adults across the country. Adult Swim produces some of the wackiest, craziest and cheekiest shows out there, and there’ll be only one destination on Sunday late nights—and that’s 9GO!”

Hamish Turner, Nine’s director of acquisitions, added: “Adult Swim is an iconic brand that continues to challenge its audience with a subversive and irreverent brand of comedy. We are proud to be bringing it to our audience in an Adult Swim late-night block on 9GO!, as well as making it available for catch-up and live streaming on 9Now. In partnering with Adult Swim, we have uncovered the network’s next big stars, making their debut on the Aussie version of FishCentre on Sunday, July 10, at 11:30 p.m.”