The Tracey Ullman Show

1987, TV Show

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Is Fox's Animation Domination High-Def Challenging Adult Swim?

It should come as no surprise that Fox's new Saturday night animated comedy block is dubbed ADHD.

Animation Domination High-Def is the network's new alternative animated programming block, featuring quarter-hour series like Axe Cop and High School USA! The quick-fire offerings also include gifs and other short-form animated projects geared toward the niche audience, which are likely college students craving Cheetos, if you know what we mean. The form is similar to that of Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim, though ADHD's head Nick Weidenfeld, who previously served as head of program development for Adult Swim, says that challenging Swim is not necessarily their intention.

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Is Fox's Animation Domination High-Def Challenging Adult Swim?

It should come as no surprise that Fox's new Saturday night animated comedy block is dubbed ADHD.

Animation Domination High-Def is the network's new alternative animated programming block, featuring quarter-hour series like Axe Cop and High School USA! The quick-fire offerings also include gifs and other short-form animated projects geared toward the niche audience, which are likely college students craving Cheetos, if you know what we mean. The form is similar to that of Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim, though ADHD's head Nick Weidenfeld, who previously served as head of program development for Adult Swim, says that challenging Swim is not necessarily their intention.

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Starting this weekend's busy roundup with a few items from TV's cult corner, by which I mean Friday night TV on Fox and The CW, which each offered up an advance screener.
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Premiered: April 05, 1987, on FOX
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Premise: The splendid Ullman headlined one of Fox's first prime-time series, which featured sketches, song-and-dance routines and an eclectic lineup of guests (including Steve Martin, Isabella Rossellini, Glenn Close, Mel Brooks and Martin Short). A cocreation of James L. Brooks, it showed Ullman to be a master of many characters (and voices), gave Fox its first Emmy and was also the birthplace of a little animated ditty created by Matt Groening called `The Simpsons' (which got its own show in 1990).

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