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The Venture Bros. Season 4 vol. 2 DVD
and The Venture Bros. Complete Season 4 Blu-Ray hit the shelves today!

(But you already knew that.)

And so...

Hello again. I've been promising Big News for a while, but have had to keep it under wraps. Mostly because contracts take a long time to work out (even when all parties agree to their contents) and the PR department* would prefer to be professional and make a proper to-do about the timing and presentation of said Big News.


It just occurred to me that Doc and I mouthed off about our big news all over the DVD commentaries, assuming when we recorded them in November/December that this would all be public knowledge by now. And since our fans seem to enjoy listening to the commentary tracks the day our DVDs come out--and then immediately discussing them on the internet (FIRST!)--this particular cat will soon be out of this particular bag anyway. So who better than this confessed cat person to deliver it safely?

Herewith the cat:

We've recently signed a new contract with adultswim to produce two more seasons of The Venture Bros.

Doc and I officially started writing last week. Though, in truth, we technically started writing season 5 last year when we accidentally brainstormed a handful of (we think) pretty hot new stories while we were writing the season 4 finale. Our goal is to have enough scripts to comfortably begin pre-production by June.

But wait...that's not all!

Our contract also includes a long-form (60-90 min.) Venture Bros. special. Don't ask me when we'll make it, what it's going to be about, or whether it'll be on TV or direct-to-DVD, because we don't have a clue yet. Nevertheless: good news!

Tell them what else they get, Jackson...

We've been secretly working on an 11 minute Venture Bros. special for the past couple of months. A sort of light-hearted, one-off little aperitif we're producing and animating entirely in-house at Titmouse Studios in NY and LA. It will premiere some time this summer.

I think that's enough for you to chew on for a while. More news later as it develops. Now go buy some DVDs or something...

We Love You,


*Apologies to the PR department for the whole cat thing. And also for incorrectly referring to you as the "Puerto Rican Department"** in several emails. I have since been informed that PR stands for "Public Relations."

**Apologies to Puerto Ricans, and Puerto Rico. Please disregard all those emails. They were intended for the Public Relations department at adultswim.

This is simply splendid news. I shall celebrate with a fine Romeo y Juieta and a glass of 16 year-old Lagavulin - the only way to do it.

I'm impressed. You two seem to be gluttons for punishment. I figured you wouldn't start whatever the next phase of the Venture Bros. would be until fall, seeing as you've been working non-stop for about two years. But to already have a special to air next meteorological season! Most excellent.

I bet things are up in the air, but is it presumed that the next two seasons will be the size of the first three (about 286 minutes each), the fourth (about 374 minutes), or something else? And would the 60-90 minute special be part of one of those seasons (like Operation P.R.O.M. was) or stand on its own?

I can't wait until it turns 9AM and I get my hands on that Blu-Ray.

Thanks for the love.

Holy cats! This is wonderful news that somebody is listening to the most excellent "Knuckle Down" by XTC!

Oh, and the two extra seasons thing, too.

It doesn't matter if you win or lose a little face, knuckle down and love that race.

Oh, wow, way better news than I was hoping for!

Thank you guys for all the work you do!

Twitter loves you!

And congrats on signing for (at least)two more seasons. Excellent news, all 'round. :D

i'm so excited! this is wonderful news! joyous!
yay :')

Thank you, this makes my night.

The only way this news could get any better is if you said you managed to get David Bowie on the show.


That is wonderful news - definitely a bright spot in world that seems have a shortage of them of late.

I think we need a new T-Shirt Club to celebrate!

Great news!
Any idea when a Region 2 version of Season 4 is due to come out? :)

Litterally "squee-d" when I read this!
We know how hard you two work to bring us Venture Bros and appreciate all the hard work you're going to put in over the next 2 seasons. You've made this little lady extra happy!