Aqua Teen Hunger Force forever! The long-running Adult Swim series is back for Season 12 this Fall, Thanksgiving weekend to be exact. This 5-episode run will be the first new episodes in 8 years.
The return of Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad was announced back in January, and its official description concedes that it’s a “micro-itty-bitty-mini season.”
Original creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro have returned for the TV revival, in addition to voice actors Carey Means as Frylock, Dana Snyder as Master Shake, and Willis as Meatwad and Carl.
“Look for your favorite trio of ‘detectives’ to go head-to-head with A.I. appliances, join an apocalyptic fitness cult, and search for friendship through ancient Egyptian pyramid schemes,” the description continues. “In the end, all problems shall be solved, and all brains shall be melted. Did Adult Swim mess with a winning formula? You better believe it!”
Aqua Teen Hunger Force first aired all the way back in 2000, created as a spinoff series of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. It quickly became an Adult Swim staple of its own, however, and would go on to air 139 episodes through 2015, making it the longest-running series on the network at the time.
The debut episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Season 12 will air Nov. 26 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. The episode will also be available to stream on Max the following day.
“Aqua Teen Hunger Force is back to make television watchable again, and to fill your empty, content-starved lives with a magical season 12! Don’t call it a comeback! Even though by all accounts it seems to be just that. It’s a micro-itty-bitty-mini season, five brand new episodes of attention-whittling stupidity – but don’t worry, the laugh-per-episode density is far higher than anything else you willingly agree to place before your swollen, encrusted eyes. The new season picks up where we left off in 2015, as Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad have returned to solve all of life’s modern issues, and Carl returns because he can’t sell his crappy house because he lives next door to food. Look for your favorite trio of “detectives” to go head-to-head with A.I. appliances, join an apocalyptic fitness cult, and search for friendship through ancient Egyptian pyramid schemes. In the end, all problems shall be solved, and all brains shall be melted. Did Adult Swim mess with a winning formula? You better believe it! Master Shake now has two all-new facial expressions…”Bemused” and “Lips Pursed in Thought”! And Shake can close his hands now, as if to hold things! Also, Frylock is sixty stories high and Meatwad bounces to get around. Tune in to see if we’re telling the truth!”
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