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List of popular Adult Swim shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top Adult Swim TV series, both current and canceled series, includes the date when each first aired as well as lists of the casts of actors. Right now Rick and Morty is ranked #1, so check out our lists of the best Rick and Morty quotes. The best Adult Swim TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Adult Swim, as this list covers the entire history of the network. List includes Robot Chicken, Eagleheart, more. This list is sorted alphabetically by the title of every original Adult Swim show ever, and you can sort by any column, even year of release for a list of old Adult Swim shows or even unaired Adult Swim series.

The list of top Adult Swim television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Adult Swim network, even ones that have been cancelled. You can use this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to.
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Animated series

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is an American animated television series created by Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The pilot episode aired ...more

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An 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Marketing Campaign Made All Of Boston Believe They Were Under Attack #228 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Timelisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
SafetLamko added Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more

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27 Futurama Memes That Imagine The Planet Express Crew In Quarantine #52 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watchlisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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The Venture Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Christopher McCulloch, Michael Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Cartoon, Animation, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim, 2004) is an American adult animated television series created by Christopher McCulloch. The bizarre animated escapades of pseudo-heroic scientist Dr. Rusty ...more

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Why 'The Venture Bros.' Is Better Than 'Rick And Morty' #588 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #414 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
kuzronk added Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Sci-fi, Comedy, Adventure

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more

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It’s Time We Admit That Beth Smith Is Actually The Most Messed Up Character On Rick And Morty #158 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #19 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Robot Chicken is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, + more

Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, 2005) is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion ...more

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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Robot Chicken' #195 of 373 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #160 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more

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#689 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #138 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #77 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Harvey Birdman, Attorney... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Stephen Colbert, Paget Brewster, Gary Cole

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Legal, + more

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is an American animated television series comedy created by Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter for Adult Swim. The show revolves around the activity of the Sebben ...more

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#462 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #318 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #59 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Chris Abraham added Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Cartoon, Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, + more

King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more

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Crazy 'King Of The Hill' Fan Theories That Dale Would Love #152 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watchlisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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Family Guy Fan Theories So Crazy They Might Be True #56 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watchlisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more

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The Best Francine Smith Quotes From 'American Dad!' #165 of 806 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watchlisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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Space Ghost Coast to Coa... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Talk show, Comedy, Animated series

Space Ghost Coast to Coast is an American animated parody talk show, hosted by the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon character Space Ghost. Though the original 1960s series aired as a standard ...more

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#272 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #157 of 373 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Timelisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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Metalocalypse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Animated series

Metalocalypse is an American animated television series, created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, which premiered on August 6, 2006 on Adult Swim. The television program centers on the larger ...more

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#401 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #261 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #37 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

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Sealab 2021 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Harry Goz, Erik Estrada, Ellis Henican

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Animated series

Sealab 2021 is an American animated television series. It was shown on Cartoon Network's adult-oriented programming block, Adult Swim. Cartoon Network aired the show's first three episodes in ...more

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#469 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #244 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #55 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Space Western, Animation, Action/Adventure, Anime, Adventure film, + more

Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 Japanese anime series developed by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro ...more

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The Best Cowboy Bebop Fanfiction, Ranked #218 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #14 of 861 The Best Anime Series of All Time

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Superjail! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
David Wain, Teddy Cohn, Christopher McCulloch

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Comedy, Action

Superjail! is an American animated television series produced by Augenblick Studios in its first season, and by Titmouse, Inc. in its second and third seasons. A fourth season was confirmed on ...more

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#535 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #66 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History #9 of 15 15 Super Underrated Adult Swim Shows That Deserve More Credit

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Squidbillies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Television comedy, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

Squidbillies is an American animated television series on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. An unofficial pilot for the series aired on April 1, 2005; the series later ...more

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#565 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #57 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History #377 of 1,318 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

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Moral Orel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Carolyn Lawrence, Scott Adsit, Britta Phillips

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Television comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama, + more

Moral Orel is an American stop-motion animated television show, which originally aired a sneak peek on Adult Swim on December 13, 2005, before it officially aired on January 23, 2006 to December ...more

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#54 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History #6 of 15 15 Super Underrated Adult Swim Shows That Deserve More Credit #289 of 1,318 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

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Home Movies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy

Home Movies is an American animated television sitcom created by Loren Bouchard and Brendon Small. The show centers eight-year-old Brendon, who makes videos with his friends Melissa Robbins and ...more

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The Most Messed Up Things McGuirk Did on Home Movies #378 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #405 of 571 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

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The Brak Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
The Brak Show Andy Merrill, C. Martin Croker, George Lowe

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Animated series

The Brak Show is an animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The Brak Show is a spin-off of the animated television series, Space ...more

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#516 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #79 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History #8 of 15 15 Super Underrated Adult Swim Shows That Deserve More Credit

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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Drama, Animation, Action/Adventure

Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the ...more

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The Biggest Differences Between The Two Fullmetal Alchemist Anime #159 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #15 of 861 The Best Anime Series of All Time

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
ericjraack added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Animation, Action/Adventure

Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and ...more

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#222 of 727 The Best Cartoons of All Time #26 of 861 The Best Anime Series of All Time #24 of 118 The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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Million Dollar Extreme P... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
YEEZYYEEZYWHATSGOOD added Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace
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Mission Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Brian Posehn, Nick Jameson, Wallace Langham

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Animated series

Mission Hill is an American animated television series that ran on The WB from September 24, 1999, to July 16, 2000, and on Adult Swim from July 14 to August 11, 2002. Although 18 episodes were ...more

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#97 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History #3 of 15 15 Criminally Underrated Adult Cartoons That Deserve More Recognition #9 of 14 14 Masterpiece Cartoons That Never Got the Recognition They Deserved

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Frisky Dingo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adult Swim TV Shows
Michael Ian Black, Killer Mike, Rachael Harris

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Animated series

Frisky Dingo is an American animated cartoon series created by Adam Reed and Matt Thompson for Adult Swim. The series revolved around the conflict between a supervillain named Killface and a ...more

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#99 of 200 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History #5 of 15 15 Super Underrated Adult Swim Shows That Deserve More Credit #13 of 15 15 Criminally Underrated Adult Cartoons That Deserve More Recognition

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killakane94 added Hannibal Buress, Tom Kane, Gary Anthony Williams

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim, 2012) is an American surreal comedy television series created by Eric Andre. Hosted by Eric Andre with Hannibal Buress, the late night talk show features ...more