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Western Animation: Dan Vs.

Dan Vs. is an animated comedy series that premiered on The Hub on January 1, 2011, and the first original animated show on that network that's not based on an existing property. It focuses on a Comedic Sociopath named Dan, who has it ingrained in his mind that every single negative thing that remotely happens in his life is the fault of some random unseen force, from New Mexico to the Wolfman. His daily misadventures stem from his desire to provide swift retribution on whatever supposedly caused his problem, much to the chagrin of his best friend Chris. Hilarity Ensues. The show was very surprisingly well-received and considered, along with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and The Haunting Hour, to be one of the Hub's flagship shows.

Perhaps the best way to describe the show comes from this Internet quote: "It's... like some inversion of My Name Is Earl." Indeed, it features a lot of the same sort of humor and characterization as that show, only with more cartoonish absurdity and less adult humor (but not none, mainly in the form of Black Comedy).

Though the series is somewhat unknown, reception has been pretty positive for the most part. It received an Emmy in 2013 for "Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program".

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On June 2, 2012 the show's time was moved to 3:00 pm Eastern/12:00 pm Pacific. Season 2 premiered on November 19, 2011. Season 3 premiered on November 17, 2012. On October 17th, 2013, Curtis Armstrong himself (the voice actor for Dan) has said that the series is probably cancelled.

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