Cartoon Network has renewed Adventure Time and Regular Show for their eighth seasons. The network has also ordered a third season of both Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe. Freshman series Clarence was also picked up for a second season. All five series regularly win their time periods among kids 2-11.
Updated with network press release:
Cartoon Network Re-Ups Five of its Hit Original Series:
Adventure Time, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence
Cartoon Network Studios’ Series Help Fuel Network’s Unprecedented Growth and #1 Position
In advance of Cartoon Network’s ultimate fan experience at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Network announced today that Cartoon Network Studios’ original series; Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence, will return for additional seasons. Coming on the heels of worldwide ratings and critical acclaim are orders for Season 8 of the Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time, Season 8 of the Emmy®-winning Regular Show, Season 3 of the Emmy®-winning Uncle Grandpa, Season 3 of Steven Universe and Season 2 of Clarence. Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence all originated from the prolific artist-driven Shorts Program at Cartoon Network Studios.
With nearly all ranking #1 in their respective time periods among targeted kids/boys for the year-to-date, these series are fueling what has been unprecedented ratings success compared to key competitors. Cartoon Network is now the #1 ad supported network with Kids 6-11 and throughout 2015 has ranked as television’s #1 or #2 network for Total Day (6a-8p) among the highly coveted kids 6-11 demo.
“It’s a banner year for Cartoon Network Studios original productions,” said Chief Content Officer, Rob Sorcher.
It is particularly gratifying to see shows so creatively forward-thinking also deliver so powerfully with the audience.”
A 2014 Peabody Award-winner, the pop culture phenomenon Adventure Time will be back for an eighth season. Premiere episodes from Adventure Time’s Season 6 have averaged 2.4 million total viewers (P2+) (4/21/14-6/5/15). Adventure Time’s unlikely heroes Finn and Jake are buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. Adventure Time is created by Pendleton Ward and is produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
Emmy Award®-winning Regular Show has averaged 2.1 million total viewers (P2+) in premieres throughout its most recent run (10/9/14-6/25/15). The seventh season of the much-loved animated comedy will premiere this summer, with Season 8 to follow at a later date. Regular Show features best friends and groundskeepers, Mordecai, a six-foot-tall blue jay and Rigby, a hyperactive raccoon who spend their days trying to entertain themselves by any means necessary. Their everyday pursuits often lead to things spiraling out of control and into the surreal. Regular Show is created by JG Quintel and is produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
Believe in Steven! Greenlit for a third season and created by Emmy® and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time), Steven Universe tells the story of three magical defenders of the planet….and Steven the “little brother” to the Crystal Gems — a team of magical guardians of humanity. Steven may not be as powerful as the Crystal Gems. Or as savvy. And he may not have much control over his powers. But that doesn’t stop him from joining Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on their magical adventures and somehow finding a way to save the day! Premieres of Steven Universe average over 2 million total viewers (P2+) in its premiere time slot (3/13/15-6/19/15). A full week of brand new episodes begin Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. (ET/ PT) on Cartoon Network.
It’s been a “Good Morning” for Uncle Grandpa! Season 3 of the Emmy®-winning show has been greenlit. All new episodes from Season 2 of Uncle Grandpa will premiere this summer; with Season 3 slated for premiere in 2016. Created by Pete Browngardt and produced at Cartoon Network Studios, Uncle Grandpa debuted in September 2013 and quickly became a ratings success. Season 2 premieres of the series average over 1.6 million total viewers (P2+) (8/21/14-6/12/15).
Celebrate the best of childhood: epic dirt fights, awkward crushes, trampoline combat, sleepover pranks and secret tree forts with more Clarence. Averaging over 1.9 million total viewers (P2+) in its premiere time slot (4/14/14-5/21/15), Cartoon Network has picked up a second season of the animated series. Clarence is an optimistic, spirited, lovable boy who sees the best in all things and wants to try everything. Because everything is amazing! A week of Clarence premieres start Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. (ET/ PT) on Cartoon Network.
About Cartoon Network:
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s #1 ad-supported cable network with kids 6-11 in the U.S., with a global offering of the best in award-winning animated entertainment for kids and families across multiple platforms. Available in 192 countries and over 370 million homes, Cartoon Network takes its responsibilities to its audience seriously by embracing key social issues affecting families with initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
Ratings Source Information: Nielsen Media Research Reflects Live+7 (through 6/14/15) blended with Live + SD (through 6/28/15).