This is epic news! With The Boondocks gone The Venture Bros. were the best show remaining on Adult Swim. This is definitely great news. This move along with Mongo Wrestling Alliance and the upcoming Black Dynamite series, will give me at least original shows to check for on a semi-frequent basis.
Straight from co-creator, Jackson Publick:
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.
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!