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Rick and Morty season 6 release schedule: when is episode 5 airing on Adult Swim and E4?

Rick and Morty in season 6
(Image credit: Adult Swim/Channel 4)

Rick and Morty season 6 is going surprisingly quickly. We've been absolutely loving the new season, especially the Die Hard-inspired second episode, and there's some great stuff to come. The fifth installment marks the halfway point, and the way these episodes have been playing with canon more than any other previous season, we can expect a few major events down the road.

Where creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have previously split seasons into two parts, Rick and Morty season 6 will air weekly, uninterrupted. Below, we have exactly when episode 5 will be available in both the UK and US, as well as how many episodes will make up this season. Here's what you need to know.

When is Rick and Morty season 6, episode 5 airing?

Rick and Morty season 6, episode 4 is airing on Sunday, October 2 on Adult Swim at 8:00PM Pacific/11:00 PM Eastern.

In the UK, it’s being simulcast again on E4. Get up early on October 3 at 4:00 AM BST if you want to catch it then. It will then be available to stream on the All4 service. If you would rather catch the episode on TV at a more reasonable hour, it will be shown later in the week on October 3 at 10:00 PM BST.

Rick and Morty season 6 release schedule

Rick and Morty

(Image credit: Adult Swim)

You’re probably already sweating about Rick and Morty season 6 being split into two, aren’t you? As far as we know, that’s not the case this time around. 

We expect season 6 to last for 10 episodes, with new episodes airing every Sunday at 11:00 PM on Adult Swim. Here’s the schedule in full – though plans may change. Keep checking back for more news as we get it.

  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 1 – out now
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 2 – out now!
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 3 – out now!
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 4 – out now!
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 5: October 2 (October 3 in the UK)
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 6: October 9 (October 10 in the UK)
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 7: October 16 (October 17 in the UK)
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 8: October 23 (October 24 in the UK)
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 9: October 30 (October 31 in the UK)
  • Rick and Morty season 6, episode 10: November 6 (November 7 in the UK)

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