‘Rick and Morty’ Renewed for Season 2

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Kick up your feet, cease your internet campaigns, and delete your petitions Dan Harmon fans, Rick and Morty has sailed to a season two renewal without the kind of drama and frustration that fans of Harmon’s other series, Community, usually have to deal with.

Why the full faith from Adult Swim and Cartoon Network for the animated sitcom – from the mind of Harmon and producer Justin Rolland – about a mad, dimension hopping scientist and his useful, but incompetent grandson as they calamitously go on adventures?

According to the press release announcing the renewal, Rick and Morty is a ratings juggernaut for the network in its 10:30PM Monday night slot, but can the show keep building and eventually become Adult Swim’s first original series to get broad attention since Robot Chicken? Can it climb even higher and help Adult Swim wrestle away FOX’s title as the top source for zeitgeist occupying animated shows, especially at a time where Family Guy seems to make headlines for the wrong kind of reasons.

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It’s clear that Adult Swim is trying to build something, extending its hold on Cartoon Network’s schedule to cover the 8PM hour of primetime starting in March (right around the time when Rick and Morty returns from its hiatus for the final four episodes of its first season). At the outset, that hour will be filled with reruns from FOX shows – often Adult Swim’s bread and butter – but one has to wonder if Rick and Morty‘s success provides a blueprint for a network that has dedicated itself to more fringy fare like Superjail!, Eagleheart, Children’s Hospital, The Eric Andre Show, and China, IL.

By no means tame or fully mainstream, Rick and Morty still feels out of place among those other shows. Really, it could nestle in between the more staid shows on FOX’s animation domination block on Sunday nights and chug along competently as the most edgy show of that night (seriously, the mid-season premiere may have featured one of the bleakest and most daring moments in animated TV history), but that’s probably the point.

With Rick and Morty, Adult Swim has a hybrid, a spoonful of sugar, and the kind of show that can pull eyeballs to a programming slate that might mature and reach out to a broader audience over time. How about that, an entire network that could be influenced by Dan Harmon’s influence as opposed to one that – at one point – felt resistant to his presence.


Rick and Morty returns to Adult Swim on March 10th @10:30PM

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  1. ‘Hi I’m Mr. Meeseeks. Look at me!’

    • ‘Well he roped me into this?!’

      ‘Well he roped me into this!’

      ‘He roped me into this!’

      ‘He roped me into this!!’

      • That’s been my favorite episode thus far.. So great.

    • Hi Mr. Meeseeks. I’m Mr. Meeseeks LOOK AT ME

  2. Summer, where are my testicles?

    • Oh… wow. That’s an intense line of questioning, Snuffles.

      • Do not call me THAT! Snuffles was my slave name! You shall now call me Snowball because my fur is pretty and white…

  3. I recall seeing this bit of news on the show’s Wikipedia page about two weeks ago. What took so long?

  4. Stephen Amell confirmed on his Facebook page 20 minutes ago, Arrow is getting season 3.

  5. I love this show! The writing staff tweeted a pic about getting renewed a few weeks ago. I guess now we’re getting the official announcement.

  6. Best new show on TV for me… very nice surprise. The Cronenberg episode (Rick Potion #9) just blew me away when I watched it. Smart, funny and edgy for a cartoon… everything I like. A more than acceptable substitute for Futurama, which fell off in quality its last few seasons. Another great original show for Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, might end up being among their best.

  7. Mortys reaction to burying his own dead corpse is one of the best endings to an episode of tv Ive seen in a while.

  8. those two halves don’t go together, b****!!!!

  9. My favorite show by far…hope it sticks around for a long time

  10. funny show, every episode is fun and interesting, Adult Swim needs to release new shows along with season 2. Maybe even renewing robot chicken…

  11. This has the potential to outlast all the others before it! And I do mean Family Guy,The Simpsons ,etc. By all means I hope it does. Its a great show with sharp dialogue and is funny as hell to the people who get all of the indirect comments.
    All in all this is a brilliant show and I hope it is never cancelled.

    Multiverse,transdimensional,time travel… endless possibilities!!!


    • The writers have already said strictly no time travel. And off screen trip to a future dimension has been done though.

  12. i will continue to enjoy the show as long as possible

  13. forever 100 times rick and morty

    • 100% 100 times rick and morty 100%

  14. “There was violence…and threats of poison gas…but also dancing.”

  15. hey this show is awesome me and my boyfriend watch it all the time i hope the second season comes fast :) and is it comming out march 10th of next year or am i just really far behind?

  16. The biggest point that is lost on this brief article is that this show is pure genius. People are watching it a relating to side characters like Jerry and Summer as much as they are Rick and Morty. But it’s the subtle mis speaks written into the lines of the characters that I love. It makes a heartfelt speech by Morty to Rick feel so much more real and hilarious as he stumbles over his words to say what he means. I love the world that has been laid out in front of me. In a landscape dominated by the rigid flash back riddled never changing rules of Family Guy or the stale agelessness of The Simpsons( I love both of these shows by the way lol) this show has found a way to give me a reincarnating world that explains itself perfectly suspending all disbelief within the first few minutes of the pilot, and that is something I haven’t felt since freaking Futurama for s***’s sake :) Watch this show, you will love it… My girlfriend even likes it :))

  17. Love. This. Show.

    “What is my purpose?”
    “You pass butter.”
    “…..Oh my god.”

  18. Rick and Morty’s gotta be the freshest thing on tv animation wise. Family guy and American dad are so gd stale its ridiculous.
    Just hope it doesn’t get axed prematurely like Unsupervised did… Wish Adult swim would pick that show up and pay for some new episodes.

  19. Ever since the first 3 episodes were released I’ve been saying this show is going to knock family guy and the likes out of the water. Made all my friends watch it. Every episode is hilarious and original. Endless writing material in a universe of anything’s possible fringe science comedy. LOVEEEE IT.
    Wubba lubba dub dub!


  21. “Great, now I have to conquer a whole planet because of your boobs”

  22. Well, it’s rated the 12th best show of all time on imbd.. so that’s a good start.

  23. “Hm, human music. … I like it”

  24. Can anyone tell me when the hell Season 2 is due to air? I can’t find anything about season 2 and it’s annoying as hell..

  25. Morty……i need you to shove thies seeds way way up your butt morty… Come on morty, you gotta do it for grandpa! Lol klassic!!!!

  26. I am the rickest rick there is.

    • Jason sorry man, but I’m the Rickest Rick here.

  27. im still waiting for season 2… when will it be! this is by far the best animated show ive seen. especially the episode where rick and his granddaughter do hella steroids to beat up the devil, then go on a credit roll rampage beating up all kinds of other stereotypes that people would love to see get beaten down!

  28. RICK AND MORTY FOREVER AND FOREVER A HUNDRED YEARS Rick and Morty.. some…things.. Me and Rick and Morty runnin’ around and… Rick and Morty time… a- all day long forever.. all a – a hundred days Rick and Morty! forever a hundred times…. OVER and over Rick and Morty… adventures dot com.. W W W dot at Rick and Morty dot com w..w..w… Rick and Morty adventures.. ah- hundred years….. every minute Rick and Morty dot com…. w w w a hundred times… Rick and Morty dot com…….

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