- China, IL
China, IL Also known as China, Illinois Created by Brad Neely Written by Brad Neely Directed by Mike L. Mayfield Starring Brad Neely
Country of origin United States Language(s) English No. of seasons 1 No. of episodes 11 (including pilot and special) Production Executive producer(s) Brad Neely
- Supervising producers:
- Chris Prynoski
- Shannon Prynoski
- Produced by:
- Dave Newberg
- Consulting producer:
- Vernon Chatman
Running time 11 minutes Production company(s) Titmouse, Inc.
Broadcast Original channel Adult Swim Picture format 16:9 HDTV Original run October 2, 2011  – present External links Website
China, IL (also known as China, Illinois) is an animated television series for Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The series is created by Brad Neely, and features Neely's existing characters from the China, IL webseries/special. Characters include Frank and Steve Smith, aka "The Professor Brothers," and Mark "Baby" Cakes. Neely provides the voice for all three characters. The series is being produced by Titmouse, Inc.
On May 25, 2008, Adult Swim ran China, IL: The Funeral. The 11 minute special was made up of four acts, which were streamed on the now defunct Super Deluxe. The special married Brad Neely's Professor Brothers and Baby Cakes webseries, which were also streamed at Super Deluxe, and established a larger environment for the characters. The special, as well as Brad Neely's other videos, can be viewed at Neely's YouTube page.
- Brad Neely as Steve Smith, Frank Smith, Mark "Baby" Cakes
- Greta Gerwig as Pony Merks
- Hulk Hogan as The Dean
- Tommy Blacha as The Mayor
- Chelsea Peretti as Crystal Peppers
- Jeffrey Tambor as Professor Leonard Cakes
- Jason Walden as Sammy Davis
- Gary Anthony Williams as Dr. Jack Falgot
№ # Title Directed by Written by U.S. viewers
Original air date Production
0 0 "China, IL: The Funeral" Brad Neely Brad Neely May 25, 2008 000
Baby Cakes finds the diary of a dead professor.NOTE: This 4-act special was originally made for SuperDeluxe.com, and drawn in the style of Neely's Creased Comics videos.
Season 1 (2011–2012)
№ # Title Directed by Written by U.S. viewers: People 2+
Original air date Production
1 1 "Rewind, Pause, Pay!" Mike L. Mayfield Brad Neely 0.89  October 2, 2011 101 A time-traveling Ronald Reagan attempts to have his revenge on Professor Steve Smith for doing Reagan impressions in a talent show. 2 2 "Dean Vs. Mayor" Mike L. Mayfield Brad Neely 1.06  October 9, 2011 102 The Mayor is tired of the riots sparked by UCI, and challenges The Dean to an arm wrestling contest for control of the school. 3 3 "Baby Boom" Mike L. Mayfield Brad Neely 1.10 October 16, 2011 103 When a freak accident causes a science experiment to go horribly wrong, the college has to deal with a giant baby on campus. 4 4 "Coming Out of the Casket" Mike L. Mayfield Brad Neely 1.07  October 23, 2011 104 The ghost of a dead professor becomes a little too friendly with Professor Frank. Jason Alexander guest stars as the ghost of Professor Harold. 5 5 "Secret Society" Mike L. Mayfield Brad Neely 1.15  October 30, 2011 105 Steve becomes a tenured professor while Pony bribes The Dean to become one herself after threatening to expose his fetish for old strippers. 6 6 "Prom Face/Off" Mike L. Mayfield Brad Neely November 6, 2011 106 The Staff-Only Prom is thrown in a condemmed building formerly used by Professor Cakes who experimented on hippies there. 7 7 Mike L. Mayfield Brad Neely 107
- ^ Facebook.com. Brad Neely. "This is what I've been doing."
- ^ Adult Swim Announces New Programming Line-Up for 2011-12 Season
- ^ The Voice of TV. Sunday, October 2, 2011 Broadcast & Cable Final Ratings
- ^ The Voice of TV. Adult Swim ratings (October 3-9, 2011)
- ^ The Voice of TV. Adult Swim ratings (October 10-16, 2011)
- ^ The Voice of TV. Adult Swim ratings (October 17-20 & 22-23, 2011).
- ^ The Voice of TV. Adult Swim ratings (October 24-30, 2011).
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