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Adult Swim
Adult Swim 2003 logo.svg
Country Canada
Broadcast area Nationwide
Network Cartoon Network (2012–2019)
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Language(s) English
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Owner Showcase Television Inc.
(Corus Entertainment)
Sister channels Cartoon Network
Launched July 4, 2012; 12 years ago (2012-07-04) (block)
April 1, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-04-01) (channel)
Replaced Action
Closed March 4, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-03-04) (block)
Available on most cable providers Channel slots vary on each system
Bell Satellite TV Channel 334 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 428 (HD)
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 351 (SD)
Channel 523 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 334 (SD)
Channel 1334 (HD)
Bell MTS Channel 241 (SD)
Channel 1241 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 9449 (SD)
Channel 449 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 80 (SD)
Channel 380 (HD)
VMedia Channel 82 (SD)
TotalTV Channel 162 (SD)
RiverTV Channel 5 (HD)
Streaming media
StackTV Over-the-top TV

Adult Swim (stylized as [adult swim]) is a Canadian English language specialty channel, based on the American programming block of the same name, that features animated and live-action shows targeting primarily an 14–34 audience. The network is wholly owned by Corus Entertainment subsidiary Showcase Television Inc. under a brand licensing agreement with WarnerMedia.

The channel was launched on April 1, 2019, replacing Action.


Adult Swim carries the majority of programming seen on its American counterpart, including its original adult animation and live-action comedies, and shows acquired from networks such as Fox. To fulfill Canadian content requirements, the channel also airs reruns of shows produced for the former Adult Swim and Teletoon at Night program blocks and carries over Action's morning block of made-for-TV movies.

Shows announced for the channel's launch include Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories, The Eric Andre Show, and Lazor Wulf, the latter of which was announced to premiere day-and-date with the U.S service.

Compared with the U.S. channel, Adult Swim has not aired the revived Toonami anime block just as its sister channel YTV historically aired in its Bionix block in the 2000s.

Current programming

As of March 2021:

  • American Dad!
  • Archer
  • Assy McGee
  • The Bizarre Stories of Professor Zarbi
  • Bob's Burgers
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Delocated
  • Delta State
  • Doomsday Brothers
  • Dream Corp LLC
  • Family Guy
  • Harley Quinn
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
  • Infomercials
  • King of the Hill
  • Momma Named Me Sheriff
  • Off the Air
  • Pelswick
  • Primal
  • Rick and Morty
  • Robot Chicken
  • The Shivering Truth

Upcoming programming

  • Birdgirl (TBA)
  • Happy Tree Friends (TBA)
  • John Callahan's Quads! (TBA)
  • Teenage Euthanasia (TBA)
  • Tuca & Bertie (TBA)

Former programming

As a channel

  • 12 oz. Mouse
  • 2 Nuts and a Richard!
  • Apollo Gauntlet
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  • Ballmastrz: 9009
  • Beef House
  • Black Dynamite
  • Black Jesus
  • The Brak Show
  • Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
  • China, IL
  • Decker
  • The Drinky Crow Show
  • Eagleheart
  • The Eric Andre Show
  • Frisky Dingo
  • Fugget About It
  • Gēmusetto
  • The Greatest Event in Television History
  • The Heart, She Holler
  • Home Movies
  • Hot Package
  • Hot Streets
  • The Jellies!
  • JJ Villard's Fairy Tales
  • Joe Pera Talks with You
  • Knuckleheads
  • Lazor Wulf
  • Loiter Squad
  • Metalocalypse
  • Minoriteam
  • Moral Orel
  • Mostly 4 Millennials
  • Mr. Pickles
  • Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter
  • Samurai Jack
  • Saul of the Mole Men
  • Sealab 2021
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast
  • Squidbillies
  • Stroker & Hoop
  • Superjail!
  • Tender Touches
  • Three Busy Debras
  • Tigtone
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
  • Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor
  • Tropical Cop Tales
  • The Venture Bros.
  • YOLO: Crystal Fantasy
  • Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell

As a programming block

  • The Awesomes
  • Axe Cop
  • Crash Canyon
  • Fat Guy Stuck in Internet
  • Futurama
  • Golan the Insatiable
  • Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Night Sweats
  • Perfect Hair Forever
  • Stone Quackers
  • Undergrads
  • Xavier: Renegade Angel

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Adult Swim (Canadá) para niños

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