Cartoon Network has given series renewals to Adventure Time, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence. Emmy-winning Adventure Time and Regular Show have been re-upped for a seventh season, Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe have been picked up for a second season, and freshman Clarence is getting an additional 13 half-hour episodes.
“We have created global momentum with this group of home-grown series,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “Our commitment to keeping all of these comedies going strong is a reflection of our continued belief in the impressive creative talent powering them.”
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Adventure Time’s unlikely heroes Finn and Jake are buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. New-episode premieres from its Season 6 to date have averaged nearly 2.9 million Persons age 2+, nearly 1.4 million kids 2-11 and more than 1 million kids 6-11. Regular Show’s Season 5 new-episode premieres to-date have averaged nearly 2.5 million Persons 2+, almost 1.2 million kids 2-11 and 909,000 kids 6-1. The show was picked up for Season 6 in October.
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Since its September 2013 debut, Uncle Grandpa has been ranked No. 1 on Mondays among kids 6-11 and boys 2-11 & 6-11, and #1 in its 8 p.m. timeslot among all key kids and boys. Across first quarter 2014, Uncle Grandpa also claimed the No. 1 program on Tuesdays among boys 6-11.
Steven Universe, created by Emmy- and Annie-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar, tells the story the Crystal Gems, three magical defenders of the planet — and Steven, their “little brother”. New episodes of Steven Universe return August 21 at 6:30 PM. The premiere episode will feature guest voice Nicki Minaj. And Cartoon Network has picked up 13 additional half-hours of the animated series Clarence, about an optimistic, spirited, lovable boy who sees the best in all things and wants to try everything. New-episode premieres of Season 1 of Clarence to date have averaged nearly 2.4 million Persons 2+, more than 1.3 million kids 2-11 and 998,000 kids 6-11.