Adult Swim stylized as [adult swim] is an American adult-oriented nighttime programming block of the basic cable network Cartoon Network that is programmed by its in-house production studio, Williams Street. Debuting in , Adult Swim serves as the nighttime identity of Cartoon Network, and it was established as alternative programming during late night hours when Cartoon Network's primary target audience, children between the ages of 6 and 11, would normally be sleeping. In , Adult Swim was granted its own Nielsen ratings report from Cartoon Network due to it targeting a separate demographic. The block features stylistically varied animated and live-action shows, including original programming, syndicated series, anime , original video animations , and short films with generally minimal or no editing for content. Adult Swim has frequently aired adult animation features, mockumentaries , sketch comedy , and pilots. The block's shows are known for their sexual themes, frank sexual discussion, nudity, strong language, and graphic violence.
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Cartoon Network is an American cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. Cartoon Network is mainly youth-oriented, but shares channel space with a late-night adult-oriented channel skein called Adult Swim, helping to boost being popular with kids and adults. In recent years, Cartoon Network began airing more live-action programming, mainly being movies. In , Cartoon Network made a music video stating that comedies are the heart of the network and action is the soul of the network. Cartoon Network West was also introduced in , three hours behind regular networks. In , it purchased animation studio Hanna-Barbera Productions and acquired its large library as well as most of the Ruby-Spears library. Cartoon Network was created as an outlet for Turner's considerable library of animation, and the initial programming on the channel consisted exclusively of reruns of classic Warner Bros.
The topic of this page has a wiki of its own: [adult swim] Wiki. The programs featured on Adult Swim are geared toward a male audience, in contrast to the originally children's oriented daytime programming on Cartoon Network. In the United States, Adult Swim has, over the course of its history, frequently cycled through and aired either recent or older features of adult animation, Japanese anime, mockumentaries and sketch comedy, among many other programs consisting of television pilots and their subsequent, short-lived series' and numerous spinoffs and shows that has sexual themes, nudity, strong language and hardcore violence. While the network features trendy comedies and dramas in this regard often anime of all types — many of its programs could be considered aesthetically experimental, "underground", transgressive, improvised, nonlinear or surreal in nature.
Since , Adult Swim has exposed viewers to dozens of silly, anarchic, and innovative comedies—both animated and live-action. Not to mention thousands of clever white text-on-black ink bumpers between everything. Here's a look behind the scenes of the network's rise to prominence. Until , Cartoon Network was a dumping ground for old cartoons whose rights were controlled by parent company Turner Broadcasting, which at the time was run by media tycoon Ted Turner. The channel started experimenting with late-night programming in an attempt to see if teenagers or young adults would tune in after hours and for something besides old episodes of The Flintstones.