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The Best Adult Swim TV Shows

Updated January 14, 2021 49.6k votes 6.4k voters 102.8k views72 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on Adult Swim.

The best Adult Swim series stood out as Cartoon Network's late night shows, bringing weird and wonderful adult animation into more homes. Originally airing syndicated shows, Adult Swim soon moved to original cartoon series like Aqua Teen Hunger Force. This list of popular Adult Swim shows is ranked from best to worst and includes the top Adult Swim TV series, both current and canceled shows as well as the date when each first aired and the casts of actors. The best Adult Swim TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows of all time, as this list covers the entire history of the network, including long-running series Robot Chicken,. 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 cult-favorite Adult Swim cartoon Rick and Morty is near the top, as are other cartoons like The Venture Bros. and Metalocalypse. There aren't only animated series on Adult Swim, the network's particular style works just as well in live-action series such as Childrens Hospital.

Don't let your favorite Adult Swim TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! Vote up the best Adult Swim shows and use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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