Five of Cartoon Network’s most-watched animated series – Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, and Clarence – have been officially renewed for new seasons, the network announced earlier today. The renewals will likely be major talking points during Cartoon Network’s various Comic-Con panels, come Friday.
Adventure Time and Regular Show, two of Cartoon Network’s most notable successes in recent years, follow the odd and whimsical escapades of its respective animated characters. Both shows are being renewed for their eighth seasons – no surprise to cartoon aficionados, given the shows’ widespread and enthusiastic fan following.
The others – Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa – are relatively newer to the cartoon scene, and are ushering in their third seasons. Clarence debuted last year, and will be renewed for its second season due to the warm reception of its first run from Cartoon Network viewers.
All in all, Cartoon Network has been picking up steam since its release of headliners Adventure Time and Regular Show in 2010, and the wave of renewals proves the network’s unprecedented success.
“It’s a banner year for Cartoon Network Studios original productions,” according to chief content officer Rob Sorcher. “It is particularly gratifying to see shows so creatively forward-thinking also deliver so powerfully with the audience.”
Cartoon Network will host panels on each of the shows during Comic-Con International in San Diego, this Friday.