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August 10, 2005

New on Teletoon's 'The Detour'

Teletoon's The Detour which runs animated shows geared towards mature audiences is the Canadian equivalant to the US' Adultswim on the Cartoon Network and runs from 9pm to 2 am nightly, is throwing some new shows into the mix. Three new original half hour shows that just happen to be Canadian produced. I'm not pumping this up because they're Canadian but because I'm glad to see that Teletoon is finally producing original content (granted The Wrong Coast is from TMN but c'mon).

Running such large blocks of animation seven days a week burns up all those great quirky shows that never seems to make it past that near impossible hurdle of 13 episodes pretty quickly. Any fresh meat is greatly appreciated. Joining the roster this summer / fall are:

Sons of Butcher
Premiered August 5th 9:30 pm EST

Butchers by day...rockers by night! Sol, Ricky and Doug of Sons of Butcher Quality Meats try to make it as rock-gods. It looks like it's a majority of flash animation except the heads which look to be traced from captured live footage. Check more great stuff at www.sonsofbutcher.com
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Station X
Premieres: August 12th 9:30 pm EST

Station X follows six Canadian media savvy late teens and earlier twenties who live in a loft together as they explore a different theme each episode. Themes such as violence, chance, madness etc. This half hour series is comprised of original animation and unusual film clips.
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The Wrong Coast
Premieres: August 19th 9:30 pm est

Claymation parody of Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight. Taking the piss out of all the celebrities who need it. Mashing together current movies to create ridiculous movie previews for films like, My Big Fat Greek Matrix and Texas Chainsaw Manicure.
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Posted by hypnobee at August 10, 2005 6:00 AM

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The wrong coast sucks, I watched it on TMN a couple of times, It gets really old really quick, plus some episodes show the same movie clip shown on previous episodes. It's not really funny at all. The other two shows seem to have potential, but we need to see more Sea Lab 2021, Aquateen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman.

Posted by: paul riso at August 10, 2005 7:10 AM

I've seen a couple of episodes of The Wrong Coast and can't remember laughing out loud that much. I'm thinking Sons of Butcher will be the winner of this pack, watch the trailer at their website it hilarious. Hopefully it's not a one trick pony.

Teletoon is adding new episodes of all the Adultswim shows from the states as well.

Posted by: hypnobee at August 10, 2005 8:09 AM

I agree, The Wrong Coast show sucks, it´s not funny at all, and it´s not an original idea, the producers may think they have a funny show, but something is missing, FOX should cancel it, it´s so boring.

Posted by: Christian at December 28, 2005 10:06 AM