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Adult Swim is spinning off one of its earliest and best-known shows.
The cable channel has picked up Birdgirl, a spinoff of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. The half-hour animated series will follow Judy Ken Sebben/Birdgirl (Paget Brewster) after she is named CEO of “the world’s largest and most nonsensical corporation.”
Brewster, who’s headed into the final season of Criminal Minds on CBS, has recurred on Harvey Birdman. The series comes on the heels of Adult Swim’s 2018 special Harvey Birdman, Attorney General. The original series ran from 2001-07.
Adult Swim’s logline for the series reads as follows: “After being named CEO of the world’s largest and most nonsensical corporation, Sebben & Sebben, Judy Ken Sebben (aka Birdgirl) has to find a way to maintain her work/superhero life balance. Through the halls of the company headquarters she assembles her Birdteam! By day, they try to drag the company into this century. By … midafternoon, they usually end up having to break a lot of things to stop something bad that one of them may have helped cause. It’s the sort of superhero team we get at this moment.”
Birdgirl is the second series Adult Swim has ordered in the past week. The cabler also picked up live-action comedy Three Busy Debras, which counts Amy Poehler among its executive producers.
Birdgirl was created by and is executive produced by ME Productions (Harvey Birdman creators Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter and exec producer Christina Miller). Susan Shipsky produces, and Harvey Birdman veteran Rich Ferguson-Hull directs. Awesome, Inc. is animating the show.
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