Update: Got some confirmations via Twitter, so looks like we're in business.
Since we're idiots who decided to write and produce our hour-long premiere episode last, we can't start airing until the last episode is finished. I don't currently know exactly when our premiere date is. I've heard it could be as soon as mid-March or as late as early May, but we're racing to get that premiere special done in time for March.
And now that I've seen all of the episodes in one form or another, I can truthfully say it's going to be a great season. The crew in every department of the production really stepped up their game (and new crew members brought new game)--the show's never looked or sounded better. And as writers, Doc and I hit a really great, confident stride that, I think, combines some of the best qualities of seasons past with a uniquely season 5 freshness. A good mix of new characters and old (some of which haven't been seen in quite a while), high adventure in exotic locations and internal strife on the home front. You will like it!
Also for those of you hoping for a Christmas song, I hate to be the bringer of bad news but there won't be one this year. Too many things to do at the end of the year and not enough free time. Jackson did say they hope to revive the tradition next year but for now you'll have to settle for the promise of new episodes instead. Happy New Year!
- If you have one of the applicable TV services you can watch it for free, any time on Adult Swim Gold
- If you've cut your cord, as they say, you can purchase it on iTunes to watch on your iPhone, iPad or computer. The SD version is $1.99 and the the HD version is $2.99.
- If you're not a fan of iTunes, Amazon Instant Video has the episode as well. Same prices as iTunes, so you can grab the SD version for $1.99 or the HD version for $2.99.
- Finally, you can purchase the video on YouTube. This ons is a little pricier, but it's $2.99 for the SD version and, $4.99 for HD.