Adult Swim has The Boondocks. It has for a good while now. Does that not count or something? Or is it considered anime?
Yes, I like The Boondocks when the preachiness doesn’t get in the way of the comedy. Of course, watching the psychotic Iraqi War vet do Rumsfeldian Pulp Fiction is pretty damned amusing as well.
The full list of their shows, so we’re all on the same page. It’s broken down into ‘Action’ and ‘Comedy’. ‘Action’ being their term for ‘anime’, apparently. (Yes, this is a Cultural Thing with American cartoons vs. Japanese cartoons. I recognize that.)
I don’t watch the anime for fear of being dumped into some ongoing plotline with no clue about who everyone is and why they’re doing what they’re doing. I don’t watch regularly enough to invest in a show or shows that goes on for who knows how long. I don’t invest in any other TV shows, either.
The comedy is somewhat hit or miss, but you can’t accuse them of being too conservative and bland. I think their two biggest original hits are Robot Chicken and Moral Orel, both of them extremely offensive stopmotion shows. Their two biggest turds are Tom Goes to the Mayor and 12 Oz. Mouse, which are made in Crap-o-Vision and Lazymation, respectively. I’m also a fan of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the Venture Bros., and Sealab 2021, all of which are more or less conventional animated shows.
If I had one big change to make to AS, I’d cut the fat (shows like Super Milk Chan and Perfect Hair Forever that haven’t been aired recently) and create more new shows. Get some more outside talent and give some hungry kids a chance. Sure, a good deal of the result will stink up the place, but remember that the Simpsons began as a one-off on a variety show.