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Cartoon Network renews five home-grown series

Cartoon Network has greenlit new seasons for its original animated comedy series' Adventure Time, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence.
July 28, 2014

In a show of commitment to its own creative talent and based on strong global ratings and critical acclaim, Cartoon Network has ordered new seasons of its original animated comedy series Adventure Time, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence.

Announced at Comic-Con in San Diego, the Emmy-winning series Adventure Time and Regular Show will both get seventh seasons, Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe will head into their second seasons while Clarence will get 13 new half hours.

All of the series, excluding pop cultural phenomenon Adventure Time, were hatched from Cartoon Network Studios’ successful Shorts Program and have delivered strong ratings around the world.

New episode premieres of Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time season six, which currently airs on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. (ET/ PT), have averaged to date nearly 2.9 million viewers ages two and up, almost 1.4 million kids in the two-to-11 range and more than 1 million kids ages six to 11.

With season six set to broadcast on Cartoon Network this fall, the JG Quintel-created Regular Show aims to continue its ratings success after averaging nearly 2.5 million viewers ages two and up, almost 1.2 million two to 11-year-olds and 909,000 kids in the six-to-11 demo for its season five new episode premieres to date.

For Uncle Grandpa, new season two episodes of the Pete Browngardt-created series will debut from Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/ PT) while new episodes of Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe will air the same day but an hour earlier.

The renewal of Clarence, which received an Emmy nom in 2013 for the series’ original short, comes on the heels of controversy after its creator Skyler Page exited the network earlier this month amid sexual assault allegations, according to numerous published reports.

The renewals also come as Turner Broadcasting welcomes Christina Miller as new president and GM of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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