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Divine Purr-suasion: ‘Exploding Kittens’ Turns Feline Deities into Comedy Stars

Matt Inman and Shane Kosakowski’s new animated series hilariously depicts God and the Devil as dueling house cats, navigating earthly chaos and dysfunctional family dynamics while atoning for their otherworldly failures; the show, adapted from a card game, premieres July 12 on Netflix.

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Netflix Drops Final ‘Exploding Kitties’ Trailer & Character Posters

When God gets fired, he gets sent to earth — how better to reconnect with humanity then as a chubby house cat? Based on the popular card game, the adult animated comedy streams July 12.

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Adult Swim Unveils Annecy Plans

Genndy Tartakovsky to lead network’s ‘Defying Expectations’ panel; world-premiere screening of Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ ‘Common Side Effects,’ new series announcements, and special guest appearances also on the schedule.

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‘In the Know’: Zach Woods and Brian Hansen Talk Stop-Motion Comedy Magic

The new adult animated parody, co-created by Woods with Mike Judge and Brandon Gardner and produced by Oscar-winning ShadowMachine, follows NPR’s third most popular host, a well-meaning puppet - and nimrod - interviewing real celebrity guests with no knowledge of what they’ll be asked, premieres January 25 on Peacock. 

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Freeform Cancels ‘Praise Petey’ After One Season

Anna Drezen’s adult animated series, which follows Petey as she takes over as leader of her late father’s cult, will not be renewed; the entire first season is now streaming on Freeform and Hulu.

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'Praise Petey' Creator Anna Drezen Unpacks Her Comedic, Depressing Cult Research Dive

The former ‘SNL’ head writer discusses the eye-opening development process behind her new animated series about an accidental leader of a small-town cult, and how a live-action showrunner moving to animation can send shudders down the production team’s spines; now streaming on Freeform and Hulu. 

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Exclusive Clip: ‘Praise Petey - Barn Wedding’

In the all-new episode, Petey and Eliza scheme to bring an honest income to New Utopia by renting out barns as wedding venues for the Manhattan elite – what could go wrong? Watch it on Freeform August 4, the next day on Hulu.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘Praise Petey – Petey Gets Rejected’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 21, 2023 at 10:37am

Every former cult just needs some ‘fresh blood’ to become relevant… to modernize… or get lucky in love... or something like that… the hot new show about an accidental leader of a small-town cult, created, written, and executive produced by former ‘Saturday Night Live’ head writer Anna Drezen, premieres today, July 21, on Freeform, the next day on HULU.

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Animated Series ‘Praise Petey’ to Debut on Freeform

Watch the trailer for the hot new show about an accidental leader of a small-town cult, created, written, and executive produced by former ‘Saturday Night Live’ head writer Anna Drezen, premiering July 21 – the next day on HULU.

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Adult Swim Greenlights ‘Common Side Effects’ from Mike Judge and Greg Daniels

Announced at Annecy 2023, the new animated comedy series from the famed ‘King of the Hill’ creators looks at big pharma’s secret knowledge of the ‘elixir of life;’ the show is produced by Bandera Entertainment.

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‘Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head’ Sets Paramount+ Season 2 Debut

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 12:05pm

The animated comedy’s sophomore outing will premiere next month with two episodes; new season touted by the streamer as the triumphant return of ‘two guys who like things that are cool and don’t like things that suck.’

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‘Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head’ Sets Comedy Central Debut

From Mike Judge and MTV Entertainment Studios, the newest iteration of the iconic 1993 series airs February 8 following ‘South Park’s 26th season premiere.

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Mike Judge and Zach Woods' ‘In the Know’ Snags Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 6, 2023 at 12:23pm

Caitlin Reilly, Charlie Bushnell, J. Smith-Cameron, and Carl Tart join the stop-motion show, the streamer’s first adult animated series, about NPR’s third most popular host - a puppet who interviews real world humans - with a diverse crew of puppets… and nimrods.

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Hulu Orders ‘King of the Hill’ Reboot

After getting turned down at FOX, co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have taken their series resurrection plans elsewhere, along with the original voice cast that includes Kathy Najimy and Pamela Adlon; still set in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, the show takes place in present-day U.S.A.

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Judge and Daniels’ ‘Bad Crimes’ Cancelled Mid-Production at Netflix

The Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus led series, which follows two FBI agents traveling the country solving gruesome crimes, has become another casualty of the streamer’s animation leadership changeup.

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Mike Judge and Zach Woods Reunite for ‘In the Know’ at Peacock

The ‘Silicon Valley’ co-creator and star will collaborate once again, this time both as creators and voice actors, on the upcoming adult animated show that just received a straight-to-series order from the streamer.

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‘King of the Hill’ Revival Not Happening at Fox

While the animated series revival still ‘has a very good chance’ of happening, it will not be on the network where it originally ran for 13 seasons, which is focusing its animation programming on new, fresh material that can be partially or completely owned.

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Watch ‘Lords of Laggard Hill’ Season 2 Trailer

Inspired by the early work of Mike Judge and Trey Parker, writer, director, animator, and comic A.P. Laurenson returns to 2D animation’s roots, creating a series about 3 warlords who spend their twilight years clutching to power and filling their time with empty disputes.

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Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ Animated Comedy a Go at Peacock

‘Best Buds,’ from Caitie Delaney (‘Rick and Morty) and Caleb Hearon (‘Human Resources’), and executive produced by the ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ EPs, will be the streamer’s first adult animated series.

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Paramount+ Releases ‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 3:54pm

Yes, Mike Judge’s purveyors of all things mindless and inappropriate are back in an all-new movie debuting later this month that takes the pair into space, through a black hole, and into the future… of 2022.

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Sacha Baron Cohen, Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ Special Greenlit at HBO Max

Trio teaming with Michael Koman to develop ‘Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth,’ a family-friendly animated comedy set in the mythical ‘Town of Fools.’

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Netflix Reveals ‘Exploding Kittens’ Mobile Game and Animated Series

Inspired by the popular card game, ‘Exploding Kittens - The Game’ will debut in May followed by the adult episodic comedy in 2023; in the series, God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the bodies of chunky house cats.