Sad news. Looks like Good Vibes was officially cancelled by MTV.
We’ve seen the last of MTV’s animated comedy Good Vibes as the cable network has opted not to pickup a second season of the series created by David Gordon Green. The decision came after weeks of conversations between MTV and Good Vibes producers about ways to keep the show alive.
In the end, despite their faith in the Good Vibes‘s creative direction and its auspices, MTV brass felt that the series didn’t attract a broad enough audience to justify another season. Beavis & Butt-Head and Good Vibes premiered against Game 6 of the World Series in October, drawing 3.3 million and 1.6 million viewers, respectively. It is a bitter-sweet ending for Good Vibes, which still ran a season longer than anyone expected.
Playing a bit of catchup here on the site, here’s one of Adam’s latest interviews. This one is with Wetpaint Entertainment.
In an exclusive interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, Adam talked to us about how he created the voice for his scrawny character with the awesome blonde afro, what kind of adventures future episodes will bring, and — yes, because we couldn’t resist asking — the O.C. crossover he’d most like to see.
Wetpaint Entertainment: When you auditioned for the show had you seen scripts? Did you know how funny the show was?
Adam Brody: I can’t remember. It was literally years ago. I think there was a sketch of a character. The pilot on an animated series is basically 10 minutes, and I can’t even recall if I had gotten to read that whole 10 minutes.
When you saw the picture of Woodie, what did you think?
Well, he’s very beautiful. [Laughs] That’s what gave me a few voice ideas to try out. It definitely didn’t seem to work just using my regular voice. I don’t think it is what he looks like so much, but the stuff he says is so Spicoli’d out occasionally that you kind of want more exaggeration with it. So yeah, I guess I thought Spicoli a little bit.
Adam Brody answers all of your burning questions about his “Vibes” character. For example: Will Woodie ever get the chance to nail his best friend’s mom? The actor says it’s probably not for the best, but then he reconsiders, explaining that maybe Babs would be the perfect person–with the perfect boobs–to show the awkward teenager the ropes.
+ Check out Brody’s take on how he plans to “peel the onion that is Woodie” as the animated series progresses, and what’s to come in the next 20 seasons.
These have been in the gallery for a few days now, I just never got the chance to post about them here on the main site so… photos of Adam at the MTV TCA have been added to the gallery.
IGN has debuted the first trailer for Good Vibes! And you can watch it below.
This past weekend, San Diego Comic-Con attendees were treated to the first look at Good Vibes, MTV’s upcoming animated series. Good Vibes comes from Pineapple Express director/Eastbound & Down consulting producer David Gordon Green, and takes place in a California beach town where two best friends – Mondo and Woodie – attempt to prove they’ve got what it takes among a world of surfers and babes.
Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) and Adam Brody (The OC) voice Mondo and Woodie and are among an impressive voice cast that includes Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Jake Busey (Starship Troopers), Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Debi Mazar (Entourage) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno).
EW finally released some awesome portraits of Adam and his Good Vibes cast members! I’ve added both to the gallery along with additional photos of Adam at Comic-Con during Day 3!
Here is Before the Trailer’s Comic-Con interview with Adam and Alan Tudyk.
In 2008, Fox commissioned a pilot for David Gordon Green’s animated comedy Good Vibes. They did not pick it up. Now, it’s 2011 and a re-tooled Good Vibes has landed at MTV with most of the creative team returning and some nice new editions. I had the chance to sit down with the cast and crew as well as catch their panel where they screen an episode from the upcoming first season.
The show has assembled an amazing group of artists including producers, Tom Brady (The Simpsons), Brad Ableson (also The Simpsons) and David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) as well as the talented voice cast of Josh Gad, Adam Brody, Alan Tudyk, Tony Hale, Jake Busey, Danny McBride and Debi Mazar. All but Gad, McBride and Mazar were able to make it to Comic-Con, and in their place the first two sent videos, both were quite funny. Gad’s video was particularly amusing, mostly touting the success of the Tony Award winning Book of Mormon in which he stars on Broadway.
The interviews kicked off with Adam Brody saying how, “we got such a great cast, I uh, almost wish it was live action” before Alan Tudyk had to remind him that then he probably wouldn’t be playing Woodie, his teenaged stoned surfer character. While most of the cast may chip in for one-liner guest spots, Tudyk provides the voice for several of the show’s colorful characters in the fictional beach town of Play Del Toro, California adding,
“It’s been really cool. It’s been a good time. You have a voice for this guy? You have a voice for this guy? Try this, do that. It feels like we’re all in it together [...] sometimes you’ll have, just old man, not even a name. It’s fun.”
While we wait for more photos of Adam at Comic-Con to surface, here’s EW’s interview with the Good Vibes cast.
Adam will be making an appearance at Comic Con this year to help promote Good Vibes.
6:30-7:30 Good Vibes— Chill out in the California sun with the cast of MTV’s new animated comedy Good Vibes. Cast members Adam Brody (The O.C., Scream 4), Alan Tudyk (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Olivia Thirlby (Bored to Death), Jake Busey (The Good Guys, The Mentalist) and Tony Hale (Chuck, Human Target) along join executive producer and creator David Gordon Green (Your Highness, Eastbound and Down) and executive producers Tom Brady (The Simpsons, The Critic), Brad Ableson(The Simpsons), and Mike Clements (The Life and Times of Tim, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea) to discuss their new series and give fans an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode. Room 24ABC