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Adult Swim 5 times a week

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Starting in January, Adult Swim, with Cowboy Bebop and Inu Yasha, will air 5 times a week.

Cartoon Network announced in a press release today that, starting on Sunday, January 12th, 2003 Cartoon Network's mature programming block (TV-14), Adult Swim, will air 5 days a week, Sunday through Thursday, from 11pm to 1am. Monday through Thursday, the second hour, from midnight to 1am, will be dedicated to the Anime shows Inu Yasha and Cowboy Bebop.

The full Schedule is as follows:

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
(ET, PT)
11:30 p.m. The Oblongs Home Movies Home Movies Home Movies Home Movies
(ET, PT)
12 a.m. The Ripping InuYasha InuYasha InuYasha InuYasha
(ET, PT) Friends
12:30 a.m. Aqua Teen Cowboy Cowboy Cowboy Cowboy
(ET, PT) Hunger Bebop Bebop Bebop Bebop
Force, The
Brak Show,
Attorney at
Law, Sealab

Excerpts from press release:

"Since we began Adult Swim, the goal was to build it into an across-the-schedule franchise," said Jim Samples, executive vice president and general manager of Cartoon Network. "Now, with the power of FUTURAMA, original comedies, acquisitions and Japan's best anime, we have the depth in our Adult Swim programming portfolio to make it happen now."

Adult Swim has earned a loyal fan following for Japanese anime imports Cowboy Bebop and InuYasha, which blend beautiful animation with hard-driving action. Both series will join the lineup Monday-Thursday. Cowboy Bebop, airing at 12 midnight (ET, PT), follows the exploits of bounty hunters Spike and Jet as they roam the galaxy taking on various assignments and tracking down criminals in a hyperspace world rampant with crime and opportunities. InuYasha, which will begin at 12:30 a.m. (ET, PT), follows the quest for a powerful enchanted jewel by a modern young woman who is accidentally transported to a feudal land inhabited by demons.

Cartoon Network's Sunday night Adult Swim lineup will remain dedicated exclusively to comedies. The lineup begins at 11 p.m. (ET, PT) with popular animated series Mission Hill, The Oblongs and The Ripping Friends.

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