Entertainment
6.6k voters

The Best Adult Swim TV Shows

Updated April 1, 2021 48.3k votes 6.6k voters 105.5k views73 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.

Photo:
...more
  • 1
    1,475
    663

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    Dave Willis, Carey Means

    More Aqua Teen Hunger Force 

    An 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Marketing Campaign Made All Of Boston Believe They Were Under Attack#357 of 389 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate

  • 2
    1,482
    488

    Futurama

    Billy West, John DiMaggio

    More Futurama 

    Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'Futurama'Every Opening Caption from Every Single Futurama Episode

  • 3
    2,782
    532

    Rick and Morty

    Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell

    More Rick and Morty 

    Fun Facts About The Voices Of 'Rick And Morty'The Schwiftiest Rick and Morty Characters

  • 4
    1,503
    721

    The Venture Bros.

    Christopher McCulloch, Michael Sinterniklaas

    More The Venture Bros. 

    18 Random 'Venture Bros' Memes For Fans Who Miss The Show#295 of 320 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

  • 5
    1,291
    674

    The Boondocks

    Regina King, John Witherspoon

    More The Boondocks 

    #17 of 95 The Greatest Black Sitcoms of All Time#156 of 277 The Most Overrated TV Shows Of All Time

  • 6
    1,228
    641

    Robot Chicken

    Seth Green, Matthew Senreich

    More Robot Chicken 

    Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Robot Chicken'#239 of 397 The Best TV Shows to Rewatch

  • 7
    957
    486

    King of the Hill

    Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy

    More King of the Hill 

    Crazy 'King Of The Hill' Fan Theories That Dale Would LoveIn King Of The Hill, Dale Knew His Wife Was Cheating The Whole Time And It's Pretty Obvious

  • 8
    912
    501

    Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law

    Stephen Colbert, Paget Brewster

    More Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 

    #79 of 81 The Best Hanna-Barbera Cartoons You're Dying to Watch Again#59 of 91 The Best Legal TV Shows

  • 9
    1,006
    510

    Metalocalypse

    Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small

    More Metalocalypse 

    #397 of 636 The Best Cartoons of All Time#42 of 95 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows In TV History

  • 10
    1,016
    581

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    More Family Guy 

    The Best Family Guy Characters of All TimeFamily Guy Fan Theories So Crazy They Might Be True

  • 11
    956
    556

    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    More American Dad! 

    The 15 Worst 'American Dad!' Episodes Ever#18 of 42 Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled

  • 12
    896
    508

    Space Ghost Coast to Coast

    George Lowe, C. Martin Croker

    More Space Ghost Coast to Coast 

    #179 of 340 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time#272 of 312 The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

  • 13
    761
    407

    Home Movies

    Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin

    More Home Movies 

    The Most Messed Up Things McGuirk Did on Home Movies#418 of 538 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

  • 14
    850
    490

    Sealab 2021

    Harry Goz, Erik Estrada

    More Sealab 2021 

    #362 of 465 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time#55 of 150 The Best TV Spinoffs

  • 15
    787
    554

    Cowboy Bebop

    Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka

    More Cowboy Bebop 

    The Best Cowboy Bebop Fanfiction, Ranked#11 of 180 The Best Action Anime of All Time

  • 16
    630
    506

    Moral Orel

    Carolyn Lawrence, Scott Adsit

    More Moral Orel 

    #53 of 86 The Best Dark Comedy TV Shows#4 of 61 The Best Stop Motion TV Shows

  • 17
    696
    566

    Superjail!

    David Wain, Teddy Cohn

    More Superjail! 

    #533 of 1,313 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows#9 of 15 15 Super Underrated Adult Swim Shows That Deserve More Credit

  • 18
    674
    547

    Squidbillies

    Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson

    More Squidbillies 

    #29 of 34 The Best Current Animated Series Airing Now#5 of 28 The Best Current Adult Swim Shows

  • 19
    308
    88

    Samurai Jack

    Phil LaMarr, Mako

    More Samurai Jack 

    #99 of 242 The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids#34 of 116 The Best Anime Swordsman of All Time

  • 20
    513
    441

    The Brak Show

    Andy Merrill, C. Martin Croker
  • 21
    506
    492

    The Eric Andre Show

    Hannibal Buress, Tom Kane
  • 22
    523
    484

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke

    More Fullmetal Alchemist 

    25 Random Fullmetal Alchemist Memes We Laughed Way Too Hard At#8 of 133 The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

  • 23
    405
    379

    InuYasha

    Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox

    More InuYasha 

    #72 of 256 The Best Anime Series of All Time#7 of 146 The Best Old School Anime From 1999 and Before

  • 24
    631
    314

    The Oblongs

    Lea DeLaria

    More The Oblongs 

    #36 of 310 The Best Shows Canceled After a Single Season#149 of 191 The Very Best Cartoon TV Shows

  • 25
    367
    344

    Mission Hill

    Brian Posehn, Nick Jameson

    More Mission Hill 

    #1 of 15 15 Criminally Underrated Adult Cartoons That Deserve More Recognition#36 of 46 The Most Crude and Classic '90s Adult Cartoons