Adult Swim announced today the season two pickup of the original comedy animated series "Rick and Morty," their half-hour animated series about a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
“I am excited to make as much Rick and Morty as Adult Swim allows, and I'm relieved to be in a time slot of no strategic value to CBS,” said co-creator and executive producer Dan Harmon
“I am humbled and super excited by the positive response to the show, and we have no shortage of ideas for future episodes,” said co-creator and executive producer Justin Roiland.
After missing for nearly 20 years, Rick Sanchez (Roiland) suddenly arrives at his daughter Beth’s (Sarah Chalke) doorstep looking to move in with her and her family. Beth welcomes him with open arms, but her unremarkable husband Jerry (Chris Parnell) isn’t too thrilled about the tearful reunion as Rick’s arrival serves to shake things up quite a bit around the household. Rick converts the garage into his personal laboratory and gets to work on all sorts of dangerous sci-fi gadgets and contraptions. That wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact that Rick continues to involve his grandchildren Morty (also Roiland) and Summer (Spencer Grammer) in his insane adventures.
Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon ("Community," "Channel 101") and Justin Roiland ("House of Cosbys"), this half-hour, animated comedy series is produced by Starburns Industries. It currently airs on Adult Swim on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT as one of the network’s first primetime original shows.