The Boondocks

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The Boondocks to End After Fourth and Final Season

The Boondocks

The Boondocks' fourth season will be its last, Adult Swim announced Friday.

The final season, which was produced without original creator Aaron McGruder, will kick off... read more

Adult Swim Picks Up Black Jesus Series From Boondocks Creator

Aaron McGruder

Jesus is returning to the small screen, and we're not talking about the upcoming sequel to The Bible (not yet, anyways). Adult Swim has ordered a new live-action comedy called Black Jesus from The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, Cartoon Network announced Monday.

'90s stars: Where are they now?

In Black Jesus, the son of... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, May 2, 2010

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad
10/9c AMC
Chilling, jarring, charged, explosive. They all fit the description for this episode, which is jam-packed with one unforgettable scene after another. Hank gets his revenge for the bogus phone call about Marie being rushed to the hospital; Jesse is handed the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card that he expects to use to trump the police and the DEA; and the loco brothers from Mexico with their ax to grind with Walt and Hank pull the trigger on their own plan for revenge.

Read on for previews of Cleveland Show, The Pacific, Cold Case, Boondocks, Family Guy and MLB Baseball. read more

The Shield and Other Announced Releases

The Shield by Prashant Gupta / FX

New releases announced today, March 28:The Boondocks - Season 2 will be coming out June 10 Doogie Howser, M.D. - The Complete Collection will be coming out May 13 The Outer Limits - The Complete Original Series will be coming out July 1 Saving Grace - Season 1 will be coming out July 15 The Shield - Season 6 will be coming out September 2 Soap - The Complete Series will be coming out June 10 What's Happening!! - The Complete Series will be coming out June 10 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Game Plan, Olsen Twins and More News Briefs

The Game Plan courtesy Walt Disney Pictures

USA Network has grabbed basic-cable dibs on the big-screen hit The Game Plan, to air in October 2009.... Lifetime has picked up rerun rights to ABC's Wife Swap, to start unspooling October '08.... Aaron McGruder has inked a deal with the comedy site Super Deluxe to create The Super Rumble Mixshow, a live-action series chockablock with the Boondocks creator's racially charged humor.... WE TV on Jan. 4 premieres Ugliest House on the Block, a six-episode home makeover series... about my neighbor? Seriously, those blue shingles are ghastly.... PETA invites you to give the Olsen twins a shake. (Fun stuff, frankly.) read more

Jericho, Boondocks and More Short Cuts

Jericho box art courtesy Paramount Home Video

Jericho: The First Season arrives on DVD Oct. 2 in a six-disc, 22-episode set. My copy came packed with (real, not styrofoam) peanuts; yours, probably not.... Tuesday's premiere of CBS' Cane will be fully sponsored by Chevrolet and thus feature limited commercial breaks.... Season 2 of Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks premieres on Adult Swim Oct. 8 at 11:30 pm/ET.... Charles Durning will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award when the 14th Annual SAG Awards are presented on Jan. 27, 2008.... From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, Starbucks will give away a total of 50 million free "Song of the Day" downloads, starting with Bob Dylan's "Joker Man," to promote a new iTunes wireless service. read more

First a Peabody, Next a Renewal?

Call me greedy, but when I get a little taste of good news, I can't help wanting more. Which is why, on a morning when NBC pleasantly surprises me with an early-renewal notice for the hilarious 30 Rock and the classy Peabody Awards lists among this year's honorees NBC's other best freshman show, the tremendously moving and appealing Friday Night Lights, I can't help but think the fates are aligning to give us a second season of this small-town gridiron drama as well. C'mon, NBC. Do the right thing. You know you want to.Here's how the Peabodys described Friday Night Lights in its citation: "No dramatic series, broadcast or cable, is more grounded in contemporary American reality than this clear-eyed serial about the hopes, dreams, livelihoods and egos intertwined with the fate of high-school football in a Texas town." Pretty nice, huh?Only two episodes left to go, tonight and next Wednesday. Regardless of how the Panthers play in the state championship, this show has proven itself to... read more

Fall's Edgiest New Show Is... a Cartoon?

The Boondocks

Bold even by late-night standards, The Boondocks is an animated adaptation of the satiric newspaper comic strip. Set to join Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block on Oct. 2, The Boondocks follows the adventures of Huey and Riley, brothers aged 10 and 8, as they move from Chicago's South Side to their grandfather's home in suburbia. TV Guide spoke with creator and executive producer Aaron McGruder, who calls the series "an R-rated black comedy in an anime style." That it includes ample usage of the N-word pretty much guarantees it will catch considerable flak this fall.

TV Guide: Who are your targets in the early shows?
Aaron McGruder:
We do a parody of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Pimp My Ride comes to the house. But we really don't target individuals. I can make fun of people in print because nob read more

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