Radio and TV Talk 

Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

TV briefs: Adult Swim moves to 8 p.m., HLN cans ‘Showbiz Tonight’

  • 9:01 am Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

Atlanta-based Adult Swim over the past 12 years has been gradually encroaching onto Cartoon Network’s territory.

It debuted on Sunday nights at 11 p.m. Over time, it began adding more nights, then expanded its time frame, first to 10 p.m., then 9 p.m.

Starting March 31, Adult Swim moves to 8 p.m. after another record-breaking year in ratings. Itstarget male 18 to 34 year old audience is especially loyal to its brand, which now features a mix of live action and animated series such as “China, IL,” “Robot Chicken” and “Loiter Squad.”

More of Cartoon  Network’s programming will be available online.  Cartoon Network [More]

Atlanta’s Adult Swim features ‘Bosom Buddies’ re-enactment w/ Tom Hanks, Billy Joel cameos

  • 4:40 pm Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

Atlanta-based Adult Swim has attempted to create “The Greatest Event in Television History” – three times.

First up, Adam Scott and Jon Hamm re-created the opening credits to “Simon & Simon.” Then Amy Poehler joined Scott for the opening credits to “Hart to Hart.” Last year, Scott paid homage to Ted Knight’s classic 1980s sitcom “Too Close for Comfort.”

But now, they’ve gone even bigger. Oh, yes: Adult Swim has redone the opening credits to “Bosom Buddies,” that wacky early 1980s sitcom where two dudes dressed up as ladies in order to live in an apartment they can afford. Or something like [More]