The long two year wait is over, and fans of the craziest sci-fi animated comedy on the air can rejoice. New episodes of Rick and Morty will begin on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 p.m. Two half-season runs of the show are expected, with five episodes in November and December of 2019, and five more sometime in 2020. Here is everything you need to know to be ready to watch Rick and Morty season four, even if you have cut the cord.
How did we get here?
The article contains spoilers for Rick and Morty seasons 1-3.
Hardcore fans are well aware of this fact, but some people may not know that Rick and Morty began as an inside joke by Creator Justin Roiland about legal cease and desist letters. This led to the creation of a Back to the Future parody called "The REAL Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti", which he expected would result in a few laughs and a harsh letter from the lawyers for Universal Studios. Hilarity and insanity ensued, and the characters changed slightly resulting in Rick and Morty on Cartoon Network, as part of their Adult Swim block for mature audiences.
The basic story on Rick and Morty is about family. Morty is a young boy living with his parents, Jerry and Beth, along with his sister, Summer, when his grandfather returns to live with the family and repair his relationship with his daughter. Grandpa Rick happens to be a mad scientist, and the smartest man in the Universe, and he begins taking Morty on intergalactic adventures that turn the family's lives upside down, and open blow Morty's mind completely open. Along the way, the pair overthrow governments, destroy and recreate civilizations, and break laws of society, morality and nature.
Season three saw several episodes that continued stories that have spanned multiple seasons. One key episode, The Ricklantis Mixup, focused on the continuing saga of "Evil Morty", and his rise to power within the central Citadel of Ricks and Mortys throughout the Universe. The end of season three, The Rickchurian Mortydate, saw the Smith family reunite against Rick after overcoming the divisions he had caused to pull them apart. Through it all, Summer has developed as a deeper character who goes on adventures with Grandpa Rick as well, and has been an instrumental hero at unexpected times.
What to expect in Season 4?
For starters, we should expect a half season of five episodes starting November 10 at 11:30 p.m. That means five episodes that should take us into December. There is no official word on when the second half of season four will premiere, so let's all just enjoy what we have coming.
As the official trailer said, it's been way too long since we last caught up with Rick and Morty. The show is notorious for delays and long breaks between seasons, and they've even made fourth-wall breaking jokes about it in episodes like Morty's Mind Benders.
Rick and Morty's creators have been known to throw in quick asides or red herrings in the past, so we shouldn't take too much from this trailer. However, during the video we see the entire Smith family along with Mr. Meeseeks, Mr. Poopy Butthole, and new characters like Chachi. Beyond that, don't assume that what you see here will be key plot points for all the new episodes.
How to get caught up on Rick and Morty
The first three seasons of Rick and Morty are available to stream on-demand via Hulu. For as little as $6 a month, you can watch all 31 episodes of Rick and Morty that aired from 2013-2017. If you stay subscribed, season four episodes will eventually come to the service as well.
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Hulu has an extra large catalog of shows — from classics to current TV. They have all three seasons of Rick and Morty so you can meet Mr. Meeseeks, Squanchy, and Birdperson all over again.
Season 1 of Rick and Morty is also available on the Library streaming video service Hoopla. Get your library card ready for its strangest use since those Chuck Palahniuk books you reserved.
You can also buy complete individual seasons of Rick and Morty from digital stores including Amazon Video.
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You can buy the full catalog of past Rick and Morty seasons for $14 each, or buy Season four for $23 and stream episodes a little after they air on Cartoon Network.
How to watch Rick and Morty Season Four
New episodes of Rick and Morty air on Cartoon Network, during their Adult Swim block. Rick and Morty are not meant for kids, so Adult Swim is a natural home for the show but you will most likely find the show listed in your guide as Cartoon Network. You aren't limited to the expensive cable bundle to watch Rick and Morty as it airs. Here are all the ways you can stream season four of Rick and Morty if you don't have cable.
- The cost: $25 a month after your first month for $15
- Watch Sling TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, LG, Samsung or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablets, browsers and more
- Local channels on Sling TV: NBC and Fox on Sling Blue. Local on demand feeds on Sling Orange. Find your local channels here.
- Rick and Morty on Sling TV: Yes, with Cartoon Network / Adult Swim on both Orange & Blue plan
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Sling is the most popular and economical of the major streaming services. For about half the price of others, you can get your Rick & Morty fix for season four.
Hulu with Live TV
- The cost: $55 a month after a one week free trial
- Watch Hulu on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, web browsers
- Local channels on Hulu: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
- Rick and Morty on Hulu - Yes, with Cartoon Network / Adult Swim included with Hulu with Live TV.
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Hulu doesn't just have a huge back catalog of shows — it also has live TV. That means Cartoon Network is ready to deliver Rick and Morty to all your devices.
- The cost: $55 a month after a one week trial
- Watch Fubo TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, Android and web browsers
- Local channels on Fubo TV: CBS, Fox, NBC and CW. Find your locals here.
- Rick and Morty on Fubo TV: Yes, with Cartoon Network / Adult Swim in the Fubo Standard plan.
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Fubo TV offers subscribers a wide selection of channels, 4K HDR sports streaming, and special add-ons. The standard plan includes Cartoon Network so you'll be all set for Rick and Morty.
AT&T TV Now - Plus Plan
- The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
- Watch AT&T TV Now on: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, web browsers
- Local channels on AT&T TV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- Rick and Morty on AT&T TV Now: Yes, with Cartoon Network / Adult Swim on the Plus Plan
More on AT&T TV Now:
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AT&T TV Now has a long list of channels in their lineup. The Plus Plan has Cartoon Network for Rick and Morty, and HBO too.
- The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
- Watch YouTube TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, Chromecast, iOS and Android
- Local channels on YouTube TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- Rick and Morty on YouTube TV: Yes, with Cartoon Network / Adult Swim on YouTube TV.
More on YouTube TV:
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YouTube TV is one of the easiest streaming services to understand, with a single plan, six accounts per household, and a ton of channels — including Cartoon Network for Rick and Morty.
How to watch Rick and Morty if you're outside the United States
Are you going to be on an international vacation while new episodes of Rick and Morty are airing? If you still want to watch the show, things could go sideways faster than a Meeseeks without a purpose. It's all because streaming services often block their feeds if you're not in America. Blame the lawyers, contracts, or greedy fat cats!
There is a way to get things working again by using a VPN. Those three little letters mean "Virtual Private Network," and that sends your internet traffic from wherever you are through a specific set of servers. Then it pops your internet traffic back into the United States even while you're abroad. That means you can sail away while your internet stays on the shores of the USA.
Does a VPN sound appealing to you? It's easy to get a great one with subscription services that, for a few bucks a month, tunnel your traffic through your choice of a variety of locations. It can also give you security and peace of mind on open WiFi connections, because a VPN protects you against snoopers on any network. Give one a try to see if it works for you, and then put it to good use.
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