Adult Swim Goes Live-Action

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim late-night service will try its hand at live-action content with the Feb. 11 debut of two new original series.

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, a 15-minute sketch-comedy show created by Tom Goes to the Mayor creators Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, will feature short films, parodies, animations, pranks and musical numbers, according to the network.

Saul of the Mole Men another 15-minute skein, is a comedy-adventure that combines live-action and puppetry and is shot entirely in front of a green screen. Saul of the Mole Men is executive-produced by Peter Girardi, Craig Lewis and Tom Stern, the network said.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.