What Time Is ‘Rick and Morty’ on Tonight? Season 4 Returns With Episode 6 on May 3

This is not a drill. After almost five months of waiting, Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 6 will finally air on Adult Swim. On April Fools’ Day, the network revealed the animated comedy created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon would return soon. Of course, many fans thought the announcement was some sort of joke. But now the show is officially coming back on May 3. So what time is Rick and Morty on tonight? Here’s how to watch the final five episodes of the season.

The ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Episode 6 start time

We know it’s been a hot minute. But Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 6 is scheduled to fill in its usual time slot at 11:30 p.m. ET on May 3. Check your local listings for any changes.

The next new episode is titled “Never Ricking Morty.” Then the remaining four episodes — “Promortyus,” “The Vat of Acid Episode,” “Childrick of Mort,” and “Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri” — will be released on subsequent Sundays at the same time. The season finale will air on May 31.

How to watch ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Episode 6

For now, fans can watch the final five episodes of Rick and Morty Season 4 on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim when they premiere live. The network will also air reruns of the new episodes. Meanwhile, you can watch Rick and Morty Season 4 for free on the Adult Swim’s website or app with a cable login after the episode airs live.

As you may already know, you won’t be able to watch Rick and Morty Season 4 on Hulu — or HBO Max when it launches — for some time. Programs on major networks like ABC or NBC typically drop on Hulu the next day. However, the streaming platform adds new Rick and Morty by season. 

In October 2019, The Hollywood Reporter revealed Rick and Morty Season 4 will be released on Hulu and HBO Max five months after the finale. Now with the finale set for May 31, fans can expect the new season to become available to stream around late October or early November in 2020.

Why ‘Rick and Morty’ won’t have to wait long to watch season 5

Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland attend the Rick and Morty panel during New York Comic Con 2013 at the Javits Center on October 12, 2013 in New York City.
‘Rick and Morty’ creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland | Theo Wargo/WireImage

In case you didn’t know, Rick and Morty has already been renewed for season 5 and beyond. Back in May 2018, Adult Swim ordered 70 episodes of the animated comedy, according to Deadline. 

Then when speaking with TVLine in May 2020, Chris Parnell — who voices Jerry — explained how the massive renewal means we won’t have to wait too long for Rick and Morty Season 5. Parnell said:

[Dan and Justin] wanted some job security, and they wanted to know that the show was going to be around for a while so that they and the writers could get into some sort of momentum. We’ll see less lengthy breaks between seasons going forward because of that. And it’s very gratifying to know we’re going to have all those episodes. Hopefully, Jerry will be around for the duration. You never know.

Meanwhile, it seems the fourth season of Rick and Morty could potentially set up a serialized storyline for the series. So get ready.

“We have a tag in season 4 that’s gonna tease some sh*t up in season 5,” Roiland told Variety in a video from November 2019. “The finale of season 4 is really good. We get canonical, we get serialized.”

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