Rick and Morty season 4 isn't airing within the UK until 2020

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Looking for the Rick and Morty season 4 UK air date? Sorry, it’s not this Sunday. Unlike those across the pond in the United States – who get to watch the premiere on November 10 – the Rick and Morty season 4 UK release date is set for January 2020 exclusively on Channel 4.

While Channel 4 hasn’t zeroed in on anything more specific than this January, it’s not all bad news. The new Rick and Morty season 4 episodes will be available to stream after airing on on-demand service All 4, while repeats will also be shown on E4.

About season
A season is a division of the year marked by changes in weather, ecology, and the amount of daylight. On Earth, seasons are the result of Earth’s orbit around the Sun and Earth’s axial tilt relative to the ecliptic plane. In temperate and polar regions, the seasons are marked by changes in the intensity of sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface, variations of which may cause animals to undergo hibernation or to migrate, and plants to be dormant. Various cultures define the number and nature of seasons based on regional variations.
During May, June, and July, the Northern Hemisphere is exposed to more direct sunlight because the hemisphere faces the Sun. The same is true of the Southern Hemisphere in November, December, and January. It is Earth’s axial tilt that causes the Sun to be higher in the sky during the summer months, which increases the solar flux. However, due to seasonal lag, June, July, and August are the warmest months in the Northern Hemisphere while December, January, and February are the warmest months in the Southern Hemisphere.
In temperate and sub-polar regions, four seasons based on the Gregorian calendar are generally recognized: spring, summer, autumn or fall, and winter. The definition of seasons is also cultural. In India from the ancient times, six seasons or Ritu based on south Asian religious or cultural calendars are recognised and identified even today for the purposes such as agriculture and trade. Ecologists often use a six-season model for temperate climate regions which are not tied to any fixed calendar dates: prevernal, vernal, estival, serotinal, autumnal, and hibernal. Many tropical regions have two seasons: the rainy, wet, or monsoon season and the dry season. Some have a third cool, mild, or harmattan season. Seasons often held special significance for agrarian societies, whose lives revolved around planting and harvest times, and the change of seasons was often attended by ritual.

In some parts of the world, some other “seasons” capture the timing of important ecological events such as hurricane season, tornado season, and wildfire season. The most historically important of these are the three seasons—flood, growth, and low water—which were previously defined by the former annual flooding of the Nile in Egypt.

Rick and Morty season 4 isn't airing in the UK until 2020

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Rick and Morty season 4 will air in two parts, with five episodes airing across November and December in the US and January in the UK. Another five are still to come at an undisclosed date.

This follows on from more disappointing news for UK fans, who also have to wait for a Disney Plus UK release date of March 31, over four months after the US launch of November 12.

Rick and Morty season 4 isn't airing in the UK until 2020

Still, that’s nothing on the two year gap since season 3 made everyone go crazy over Szechuan sauce. It’s just nice to have Rick, Morty, and everyone from Mr. Poopybutthole to, yes, even Jerry, back on our screens very, very soon.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our list of the best Rick and Morty episodes, plus a sneak peek at some of the weird and wacky creations cooked up by creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland – including Teddy Rick and the nightmare-inducing Wasp Rick.