Will Dan Harmon do to Chevy Chase what American audiences largely did from the early 90s until the start of Community in 2009 and go running and screaming from the funnyman/ego mountain? That’s what we’re all wondering, but now we may have some idea where Harmon could be running too.
Rick and Morty, a half hour animated show from Harmon and Justin Rolland about “A genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson” is among the pile of pilots over at Adult Swim. The show is joined on the list by five other animated shows: Harold and Kumar (that’s right), a 15 minute toon about a crazy fried chicken baron and his family called Colonel Wallace, Seth Grahame-Smith’s Rolling with Dad, King Star King, which is being described as a modern day He-Man, and Coffin Dodgers, which is all about wild elderly folk living it up in an old age home.
There are also two live action pilots: Freestyle Love Supreme about rapping IT workers and Green Bench: The American Dream, which is a decidedly different workplace comedy from the net sketch group Green Bench. In the show, according to the press release:
A group of friends have pooled their money to buy a large office space for their business. The only problem is they haven’t quite figured out what that business is. In the meantime, it’s an awesome headquarters where their petty, self-centered, and mischievous minds can wander.
Sort of sounds like the best parts of Knocked Up with Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, Jason Segel, and Jonah Hill getting high, drinking, and goofing off while “working” on their porn site, if you ask me.