For the past two weeks TBS has been premiering new episodes of American Dad! at 930 pm ET/PT, not sure why, but they did. Cable networks have been increasingly testing TV show premieres that start at 8 pm ET/PT with great success, but is still rare. With American Dad! being TBS’ highest-rated original series that isn’t a sport, it would make sense for network to try it out despite the fact that FOX’s Animation Domination premieres new episodes at the same time slot. Well, it looks like starting June 28th, TBS is going to continue to tinker with it’s Monday night animation lineup that used to have a name but it appears the network has already stopped doing that also.
To go along with syndicated episodes of Final Space which airs after American Dad, TBS will also syndicate the new seasons of Rick and Morty and Tuca & Bertie starting @ 11 pm ET/PT starting June 28th. You could do that and wait to see the season premiere of Tuca & Bertie season two, or you can just watch it on Adult Swim’s Youtube channel here.
The fifth season of Rick and Morty will also be part of the syndicated lineup, for Adult Swim, the series returns on June 20th @ 11 pm ET/PT. To help celebrate, the network has teamed up with Coca-Cola and Wendy’s for custom freestyles and free delivery. Signature elements of this season’s promotion include two new show themed mixes in more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Wendy’s locations across the country, free Wendy’s in-app delivery and a restaurant pop-up in Los Angeles with a custom fan drive-thru experience.
Fans will be able to sip on two new flavor mixes created especially for the series starting on Wednesday, June 16 at more than 5,000 Wendy’s locations through August 22, the date of the Rick and Morty season five finale.
- Mello Yello BerryJerryboree
- Mello Yello Portal Time Lemon Lime
- Both flavors will also be available in zero sugar options as well.
To sweeten the deal, fans can score free delivery from Wendy’s in-app* from June 17 – July 1, no minimum purchase necessary.
Fans in the Los Angeles area can visit Morty’s, a weekend-long restaurant pop-up at Wendy’s Panorama City location on June 18-20. Navigate your spaceship or car through a custom LED drive-thru experience, receive a Rick and Morty themed menu and be one of the lucky few to enjoy the limited-edition Pickle Rick Pickle Frosty®, a pickle twist on the iconic Vanilla Frosty®, only available at Morty’s.
The continued partnership will bring Wendy’s fans nationwide “fresh” access to Rick and Morty across a variety of touchpoints including the restaurant pop-up, in-store branding, and new custom content on linear and digital to celebrate Global Rick and Morty Day and the premiere of season five.
Global Rick and Morty Day kicks off the worldwide premiere of season five around the world starting on Sunday, June 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S.
Update 6/18: TBS is calling the lineup TBS 2D and will also feature reruns of Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers (until Fall 2021) and it will start Monday, 6/28 and runs from 2pm to 12 am and will replace Conan which is wrapping up it’s final episodes this week.