As announced today on John Cena’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, SYFY is ready for a mutha truckin’ good time with its acquisition of DALLAS AND ROBO, starring Cena and Kat Dennings! Beginning Saturday, August 8 at midnight-ish ET/PT, the 8-episode half-hour adult animated comedy will begin its first ever cable run during the network’s TZGZ late-night animation block. Episodes will also be available on SYFY On Demand.
DALLAS AND ROBO is a space-trucking comedy following the mis-adventures of foul-mouthed ex-stock car racer Dallas (Dennings) and her ass-kickin’ artificially intelligent good buddy, Robo (Cena). Together, they navigate their way around cannibal bikers, rival space truckers and vending machine burritos as they try to make a buck in the seedy world of interplanetary big rigging.
From ShadowMachine (“Final Space,” “BoJack Horseman”) and YouTube Originals, DALLAS AND ROBO is executive produced by series creator Mike Roberts and showrunners Matt Mariska and Andy Sipes, alongside Cena. Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico from ShadowMachine also executive produce.
TZGZ is SYFY’s growing late-night adult animation block (TZGZ comes after SYFY, duh). It’s on Saturdays at midnight-ish because, just come hang whenever… we’re around. It’s perfect for when you’re feeling chill, funny and maybe even have the munchies. We’ve got animated comedy with a genre twist and of course, a High Wizard to keep you company.
Additionally, on Friday, July 24 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, SYFY’s TZGZ will… drum roll please… present four new original series during a fun and fast-paced Comic-Con@Home panel. Creators and celebrity voices of DEVIL MAY CARE, WILD LIFE, MAGICAL GIRL FRIENDSHIP SQUAD and HELL DEN will give the 411 on each series and show exclusive sneak peeks.
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