Young Justice Season 3 Announced
A couple of days ago saw news hit that Peter David was approached by Netflix for Young Justice Season 3.
Cosmic Book News reported on it, which went viral, reaching over half a million people on our social networks alone.
It’s safe to say that a lot of fans want a Young Justice Season 3.
Following our reporting on the subject, Young Justice creator Greg Weisman tweeted out it’s not true, and that Peter David was misquoted, which Peter David followed up with a tweet of his own.
Now Peter David has taken to his blog to post about the mix-up noting he had lunch with Greg Weisman a few weeks ago — not with Netflix. It’s possible the fan may have mixed up mention of Greg Weisman as being an official representative of Netflix.
Here’s what Peter David had to say on the matter:
“Mr. David, what are the chances of ‘Young Justice’ getting a third season?”
“Well, I had lunch with Greg Weisman a few weeks ago, and he said that Netflix is seriously considering ordering a third season because they’re impressed with how much people are watching it. So if you want to make it happen, keep on doing that.”
That’s what I’ve been saying for the past month, countless times, ever since I had lunch with Greg before San Diego. Seems pretty straightforward.
And suddenly I’ve been getting barraged with tweets and emails from fans asking me if it’s true that I’ve had a meeting with Netflix about writing the third season. Why? Because someone asked me the question at the recent Terrificon in Connecticut and, rather than report the answer I’ve given at least a hundred times, he instead provided his own version. I’ve no doubt it was an innocent mistake, but it’s caused a MAJOR headache for me.
Furthermore I’m now worried it could do damage to the cause, because people might think, “We did it! There’s gonna be a third season, done deal!” and then stop watching. Which would then cause Netflix to say, “Hunh, people have stopped watching, guess it was just a passing fad,” and that’s that.
So I will say it once more: It is NOT a done deal. So continue watching “Young Justice” if you want to have a hope of a third season.
Obviously there seems to be confusion regarding who said what, but what holds true is that Young Justice Season 3 is not green lit and to continue watching season 1 and 2 on Netflix.
Interestingly enough, one of Greg Weisman’s tweets did confirm some sort of meeting did take place with Netflix about Young Justice Season 3, which may be where the mix-up occurred (and not with Peter David’s involvement).
@drdr47811 Netflix has said it’s true. That’s all I know.
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) August 23, 2016
@cosmicbooknews @PeterDavid_PAD No meeting with Peter. All I know is what Netflix Customer Service told fans, i.e. Netflix & WB have talked.
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) August 24, 2016
Update #2: Peter David says he did not have a meeting with Netflix; however WB and Netflix have talked about Young Justice Season 3.
Update #1: Peter David is stating he’s been misquoted; however, the redditor is still stating, “He told me he met with Netflix.”
@Greg_Weisman @Kster95 Yeah, that’s a total misquote. Meetings are just wishful thinking at this point.
— Peter David (@PeterDavid_PAD) August 22, 2016
Young Justice Season 3 On Netflix looks closer than ever to becoming a reality.
Following Young Justice creator Greg Weisman offering Season 3 is a real possibility, now Peter David, a writer on the series, offers he was approached by Netflix.
A redditor spoke with Peter David at Connecticut’s TerrificCon Comic-Con about Young Justice Season 3.
Peter David told the fan that Young Justice was in fact cancelled due to poor toy sales, and echoed Weiseman statement’s that Young Justice wasn’t cancelled because of poor quality or the lack of an audience.
Weisman previously said to keep watching Young Justice in order to get the series green lit by Netflix. Peter David says more of the same in that after seeing the large increase of views for Young Justice Season 1 and 2, Netflix approached him for a Young Justice Season 3 not long ago. Peter David also said he is hoping for more seasons of Young Justice.
Netflix has yet to announce or confirm Young Justice Season 3, with the fan noting Peter David did not mention if there will be a confirmation or go into specifics.
As noted, with affirmation that Netflix is definitely watching the numbers and also coupled with the fact Peter David has been approached, Young Justice Season 3 looks to be in the works or at the very least being talked about; so it’s probably a good idea to keep watching the series on Netflix.
In addition to Young Justice, Peter David is known for writing Marvel and DC comics as well as episodes of Ben 10, numerous novels and more.
Young Justice aired for two seasons on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2013.
The past year or so has seen a lot of renewed interest in a Young Justice Season 3.
Last August saw “#renewyoungjustice” trend worldwide on Twitter.
Some of the actors involved even hinted the series could come back especially through Netflix, which carries the first two Young Justice seasons.
Now series creator Greg Weisman says the “possibility is very real” for Young Justice Season 3.
The Christopher Niosi YouTube channel caught up with Weisman who offered in order to get a Young Justice Season 3, fans can:
1. Watch Young Justice Season 1 and 2 on Netflix (as many times as possible).
2. Buy NEW copies of the DVDs and/or digital copies through Amazon and iTunes (WB doesn’t get any revenue from old/used copies).
3. Purchase the Young Justice digital comics through Comixology to show WB there is interest.
“This is not me blowing smoke,” Weisman offered. “I truly believe it is possible. I want to be clear, I got no guarantee. I don’t even work at Warner Bros. anymore. I work at Nickelodeon. But I’ve had a couple conversations with the folks at Warner Bros., and even a conversation with some folks at Netflix, and I have a basic understanding of how this works. So what I’m offering isn’t a guarantee, it’s a viable strategy. It’s something that is real, that can help us get a third season of the show.”
Weisman then went on to explain why Young Justice was cancelled.
“The thing to keep in mind was why the show was cancelled in the first place,” Weisman said. “And it’s a very simple equation. I’ve seen all sorts of rumors and stuff on the internet. I debunk the same damn rumors over and over, but the actual truth is very straightforward. I’m sure there are other little complications involved, but they’re minor compared to the big thing, which was the budget for the show was paid for by money we received by Mattel in exchange for the toy license. When the toy line for Young Justice failed, and you could have a whole eight hour discussion on why it failed, that’s so beside the point that it doesn’t matter. The toy line failed. The money from Mattel stopped coming in. There was no money to make the show. It’s that simple.”
Weisman continues with mention how they can bring Young Justice back (see three ways above).
“Why that is important, it’s not some conspiracy or that it has the wrong audience, it’s not any of those things. The reason why it’s important to know why it was cancelled is because that’s the key to figure out how to bring it back. What can we do to pay for the show in a different way? The answer to that is you want to demonstrate, specifically to Warner Bros., also to a number of companies that sort of hover around, or divisions that hover around Warner Bros. animation, that there are alternative ways to pay for the show. So first and foremost, what I’m asking people to do is [use the hashtag] #KeepBingingYJ. That first hashtag is mostly about Netflix.
Weisman then goes on to note that hype for Young Justice needs to stay big and be consistent, not just trend one day on Valentine’s Day, and notes it is working.
“Those are the three real ways that we can affect things, and what I will say is that it seems to have had an affect, I don’t have any inside information, but it’s clear that Warner Bros. and Netflix are at least having a conversation. I don’t know if we’re close. I don’t know if we are far away, but the fact they are talking at all, that’s promising. So it’s working, but again, it’s a long haul. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
You can listen more with Greg Weisman talking Young Justice below:
Following the first two seasons of Young Justice being available on Netflix, interest has again renewed for more episodes and seasons from the series that Cartoon Network cancelled back in 2013.
DC animated director Jay Oliva recently stated there was a chance for Young Justice to return, and series creator and writer Greg Weisman recently asked fans to make a push by racking up the views on Netflix.
Now voice actor Khary Payton has taken to Twitter to hint that a Young Justice Season 3 could be happening.
“I’ve heard absolutely nothing official, but for some reason, I have a REAL GOOD FEELING about Young Justice season 3!!!” Payton tweeted.
Khary Payton provided the voices for Aqualad and Black Manta in Young Justice and is the voice of Cyborg in Teen Titans Go! and the Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash animated movie.
The hashtag “#RenewYoungJustice” has been trending regularly on Twitter for some time.
I’ve heard absolutely nothing official, but for some reason, I have a REAL GOOD FEELING about #YoungJustice season 3!!!
— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) February 11, 2016
About six months or so ago saw the hashtag “RenewYoungJustice” trend worldwide on Twitter.
Now hope is again renewed as Batman: Bad Blood and DC animated movie director Jay Oliva says there is a chance for Young Justice to return.
“Nothing’s ever totally dead. Futurama and Family Guy came back, but the crew, we all moved on,” Oliva told Inverse. “I’m doing this stuff, Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman are doing their own things. If the fans want it and there’s enough uproar, then eventually. Who knows? We all might come back and do it, but you never know.”
Cartoon Network cancelled the series in the Spring of 2013 with the exact reason unknown; however, the lack of merchandise may have been the cause (or the lack of selling merchandise).
The good news is that the first two seasons of Young Justice are currently on Netflix. Maybe if there is enough “fan uproar,” Netflix may think about picking up the series (and #RenewYoungJustice is currently back on Twitter.) Young Justice writer and creator Greg Weisman recently posted that he is asking fans to “make the push by racking up the views.”
Cartoon Network did just announce a new Justice League Action animated series, so there is at least that to look forward to.
@yrnrod I’m asking THE FANS to make the push by racking up the views.
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) February 3, 2016
Check out DC All Access’ list of top ten Young Justice episodes of all time.
Gone, but definitely not forgotten, the animated series Young Justice remains one of the most popular #DCTV shows of the past decade. With the holidays upon us and 2015 slowly drawing to a close, the time felt right to look back on this fan favorite and highlight out Top 10 Young Justice episodes of all time!
Trending worldwide earlier on Twitter was the hashtag: #RenewYoungJustice.
Young Justice writer and creator Greg Weisman and fans around the globe tweeted out support to bring back the Young Justice series that Cartoon Network cancelled rather abruptly in the Spring of 2013.
The retweets for support quickly numbered over 32,000 in just a couple of hours.
Weisman’s Twitter account is currently lit up with overwhelming support for bringing back the fan-favorite series.
“I hope the fandoms effort will bring the show back, it’s an amazing show!” one fan tweeted out enthusiastically.
“I had literal tears running down my cheeks,” another fan tweeted about the #RenewYoungJustice hashtag picking up steam. “Talk about intense.”
Likewise, Weisman responded to a fan’s question if he sees himself working on Young Justice in the future with: “I hope so.”
Weisman even provided the address that fans could write Cartoon Network to show their support, noting it should be a polite letter:
300 N 3rd St.
Burbank, CA 91502
Specific reasons why Young Justice was cancelled aren’t exactly known, but DC animated Paul Dini’s told Kevin Smith that network executives didn’t want girls watching the series.
“@DC_Animated: How about sending a letter to Cartoon Network 300 N 3rd St. Burbank, CA 91502 #RenewYoungJustice” A polite letter, please.
— Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) August 20, 2015
WB has announced that the second season of Young Justice: Invasion will be available on Blu-Ray November 18, 2014.
Pre-orders are now being taken at the WBShop, and the final two episodes will feature exclusive all-new commentary featuring creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti along with voice actors Jason Spisak (Kid Flash) and Stephanie Lemelin (Artemis). The package also includes a Behind the Scenes featurette.
Check out a preview clip from “War” below as well.
Young Justice: Invasion finds our heroes five years into the future – and a lot can change in five years, as our super heroes are about to find out. First, there’s some new residents to be found at Mount Justice: new team leader Nightwing, Wondergirl, Blue Beetle, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Beast Boy. And Young Justice will need all the help it can get as an alien presence has infiltrated Earth, while certain members of the Justice League are forced to stand trial at the criminal hearing off-world. Watch as The Reach, spearheaded by the quick-talking Ambassador and backed by the muscle of Black Beetle, manipulates a trusting public while maintaining its shadowy maneuvering with The Light. This is a grand 20-episode adventure as the risks have never been greater and the conflicts never so far-reaching – and the epic finale will shatter everything you know!
Shades of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice! Apparently Beware The Batman has been yanked from from its upcoming schedule on Cartoon Network!
The Nick and More Twitter account first reported the news stating, “In what seems like DC Nation déjà vu, new episodes of Beware the Batman have been pulled from Cartoon Network next weekend (repeats too).”
Representatives for Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. have yet to comment, but fans will recall something similar happened with Green Lantern and Young Justice. Fans erupted online in response to those cancelations with petitions and Tumblr accounts exploding online.
We will update when more becomes available.
Though the toon is cancelled, Young Justice will live on in the form of a video game for PS3 and XBox 360 with “Legacy.”
Below you can check out the full trailer for Young Justice: Legacy as well as some info that was released last year.
The game has a September 2013 release.
YOUNG JUSTICE: LEGACY Xbox360 PS3 WII DS more to come
Fan Favorite DC Comics Franchise/Animated Television Series From Warner Bros. Animation Set to Make Videogame Debut in a Multiplayer Action RPG
February 21, 2012 – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA –
Little Orbit, a worldwide game publisher, announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Young Justice: Legacy video game set to ship in early 2013 for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo’s WiiTM system, and the Nintendo DSTM hand held system.
New episodes of the Warner Bros. Animation series Young Justice will air beginning Saturday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network as part of DC Nation, the network’s brand-new one-hour block of exclusive kids’ television programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters. In Young Justice, teenage heroes Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis are tasked by the Justice League to act as their covert operations team. Armed with superior skills, weaponry and powers, the team must do battle against a wide array of villains from the DC Universe while trying to prove to themselves, and to their superhero mentors, that they too have what it takes to be a hero. Their journey is further complicated when they face the many unpredictable obstacles that arise in their path from inexperience and youth.
In Young Justice: Legacy fans can look forward to an original storyline set in between Seasons 1 and 2 of the television series, written in collaboration with show writers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti. The game is packed with fan favorite playable characters, cameo appearances by popular Justice League heroes and villains, and includes online multiplayer as well as local multiplayer modes.
“The TV series is a fantastic combination of compelling writing, witty humor, iconic art, and exciting action sequences. The creators have done an amazing job blending over 180 DC Comics characters into their show filtered through a new, youthful perspective,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. “The new video game contains a slew of cool features and a large playable cast of familiar heroes, but our core mission is to create a unique experience that fits seamlessly into the world of the show and offers a new way to interact with these popular DC Comics characters.”
About Little Orbit
Little Orbit is a worldwide video game publisher formed in January 2010 with a focus on creating family friendly entertainment products. The company’s emphasis is on creating engaging, easy to play game content based on highly visible brands for all gaming platforms. Little Orbit has a unique history assisting major entertainment and product companies to leverage their brands through emerging game channels to help grow and engage consumers.
Founded by industry veterans and key development, sales and marketing personnel, Little Orbit is focused on three primary channels of distribution including traditional game retail, non-traditional retail channels, and digital download over the various platform networks.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes-a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes-to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice, for Cartoon Network. WBA also produces series and additional original content for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block, which debuts in March 2012. In addition to TV programming, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the Studio’s rich cartoon heritage. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:7030:]]The Superman lawsuit isn’t quite done yet even though their have been a number of favorable court decisions on Warner Bros. side; however, things are looking pretty super for the studio.
The last court decision that found in favor of Warner Bros. actually opened up a new avenue for the Siegels in that they can question breach of contract.
The same decision also made note that the rights for Superboy have yet to be decided.
Well, now they have.
The U.S. District Court has ruled in favor of Warner Bros. and affirmed a contested 2001 agreement between the estate of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and DC Comics.
Deadline notes that this gives Warner Bros. full license to make a Superboy movie.
While, true, nothing may be in the cards regarding a Superboy movie – as Deadline does mention it might be premature to talk about it – they do note that if the Man of Steel is a success this Summer it’s a definite possibility.
Cosmic Book News will go one step further and state that it’s even quite possible Warner Bros. could go with a Young Justice movie.
We know that head of WB movies, Jeff Robinov, recently said an announcement will be made soon about the direction they are taking the DC characters.
Could Superboy and a Young Justice movie be a part of those?
It actually would be a pretty good companion to the Justice League movie as it could cameo the new Batman as well as new Superman Henry Cavill and the other Leaguers.
Well, here is what you now get to look forward to as part of your Saturday mornings with a another look at the new Cartoon Network toon, Teen Titans Go!, that replaces Green Lantern: The Animated Series as well as Young Justice.
The footage debuted at this weekend’s WonderCon.
Teen Titans Go! premiers Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30pm ET and will be broadcast during the DC Nation block in its regularly scheduled time slot on Saturday mornings at 10:30am ET beginning April 27th.
Warner Bros. sent over a preview clip and a batch of images to the next episode of Young Justice: Invasion, “Runaways.”
Nightwing tasks Blue Beetle with chasing down a group of potentially dangerous super-powered teenage runaways. But Blue Beetle is not the only one hunting them….
Young Justice: Invasion airs Saturday, February 2md at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT On Cartoon Network as part of the DC Nation block.
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5298:]]We get an update on the earlier press release that saw no mention of Green Lantern: The Animated Series or Young Justice being a part of Cartoon Network’s upcoming slate of programs.
Though Cartoon Network would not confirm to Cosmic Book News the cancelations, Green Lantern: The Animated Series producer Giancarlo Volpe let it be known on Twitter that the show is done.
This time we knew. They just didn’t want us to announce it publicly until they did.
Earlier this past Fall, both shows went on an unannounced hiatus after only two episodes. No official reason came out, but it’s said the shows didn’t do well with younger viewers as well as a toy line that didn’t produce results. Fans immediately took to social networks to voice their concerns.
Now the fans are back as a petition has sprung up on Change.org requesting the return of both Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice.
Cartoon Network will be airing two new DC Nation animated shows with Teen Titans Go! this April and Beware The Batman this Summer, of which Cartoon Network told Cosmic Book News about the new Batman series that it “is amazing.”
We get another one of those enigmatic press releases from Cartoon Network about their upcoming slate of shows with two being noticeably absent.
There’s no mention of either the Green Lantern: The Animated Series or Young Justice.
The two shows were previously put on hiatus after only a couple new episodes and have since returned.
When questioned, Angie Weiss, Publicist for Cartoon Network, replied back with the following:
“These shows are both still in premiere. We are committed to bringing the best action fare to our fans and look forward to continuing DC Nation this year with new shorts, interstitials, and of course, Beware the Batman!”
Below is the press release.
I believe a previous press release left the two off as well, but the shows did end up returning, so perhaps there is still hope. We’ll update with more as it becomes available.
Update: A producer has confirmed the cancellation of GLA.
Cartoon Network Gets In Front of the Upfront
#1 Boys Network Breaks Tradition and Takes The Show on The Road To Over 15 Cities
New and Returning Hit Series to Highlight the 2013-2014 Season
Following Cartoon Network’s Most-Watched Year Ever
Armed with record-setting ratings success as the only top kids’ network to achieve across-the-board growth in 2012 and its most-watched year in Prime in its 20-year history, Cartoon Network is jumping ahead of the customary Kids Upfront season and taking its show on the road with the CARTOON NETWORK ROAD TOUR. With more than a dozen new productions and multiple returning hit series now slated for the 2013 and early 2014 season, Cartoon Network brought its road-show presentation directly to key clients and promotional partners at their respective home bases the week of January 21 and will continue into March.
Network, ad sales, marketing and programming executives will travel to more than 15 key cities across the country to visit clients and promotional partners. Along with its presentation, the network also plans to “take over” the building at each of its visits with custom activations that will include the distribution of unique branded premiums to employees.
“As viewers continue to interact with the Cartoon Network brand and content across a variety of screens, our advertising partners look to us for more innovative and engaging opportunities that provide greater reach for their messages,” said Donna Speciale, president of Turner Entertainment and Young Adults Ad Sales. “This year, we are breaking away from a traditional upfront presentation to engage with advertisers in a series of conversations that will focus on the development of ideas that leverage our brand strength to meet the goals of our partners. As our success and momentum continue to grow across all screens, we believe it’s an ideal time for advertisers to reassess their investments and strategically increase their media budgets with Cartoon Network.”
Cartoon Network will announce an impressive line-up of new original and acquired programming that began last Thursday, Jan. 24, with the premiere of Incredible Crew, a half-hour live-action sketch comedy show from entertainer Nick Cannon. Additionally, Cartoon Network Studios will produce three new original animated comedy series—Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence—each developed from its vibrant and prolific shorts program. Also from Cartoon Network Studios, two new original animated specials based on the #1 network series hits Adventure Time and Regular Show, plus a brand new, redesigned and re-imagined CG-animated special starring three of Cartoon Network’s earliest stars,The Powerpuff Girls—which also includes an original song performed by Beatles legend Ringo Starr—will premiere later this year.
Partnering with powerhouse producers, Cartoon Network will introduce two new action-adventure half-hour series based on popular heroes from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! and Beware The Batman; a new animated series from LEGO, Legends of Chima; a new animated musical-comedy series, Grojband, from FremantleMedia Ltd.; an all-new series iteration of the world’s most famous cat-and-mouse duo, The Tom and Jerry Show, produced by Warner Bros. Animation; a new season of the hit animated Total Drama “reality” series from CAKE Distribution, Total Drama All Stars; and also from LEGO, three quarterly installment specials of The Yoda Chronicles, a new CG-animated foray into the “Original Saga” world of Star Wars.
“Building upon the success we achieved last year, we have secured even more new programming plus all-new episodes of current hit series that continue to define the global brand vision for Cartoon Network,” said Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer, Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM). “With our network branding and content strategy in place and working, we couldn’t see any reason to wait to share it with our partners. So we’re taking our message directly to them to help set the stage for optimum growth into the 2013-14 season.”
Among the network’s returning series, the Monday night line-up (7-9 p.m.) of original animated comedies that has ranked #1 on all television throughout 2012 among boys will return this year with all-new seasons, including the pop-culture phenomenon Adventure Time, the Primetime Emmy® Award-winning Regular Show,and additional new episodes of the Web-originated sensation Annoying Orange. Also returning with new seasons/episodes are Cartoon Network’s exclusive animated hit comedies The Amazing World of Gumball, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc. and Johnny Test.
On the action-adventure front, dramatic new seasons of key hit series have been slated, including the action-comedy series DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk, based on the critically-acclaimed feature film, How to Train Your Dragon; and Ben 10 Omniverse, from the global franchise powerhouse Ben 10.
In addition, Cartoon Network announced that its successful and innovative shorts program will continue at Cartoon Network Studios, producing a new slate of original shorts in 2013 via its dedicated production unit.
“Our unique approach to animation development has paid off in the form of many successful returning series, each with a giant fan base behind them,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “These new animated series forge diverse, new ground, and stem from our Cartoon Network Studios pipeline, which continues to cultivate the most talented minds working in TV animation today.”
Further details of Cartoon Network’s programming announcements include the following:
CARTOON NETWORK NEW SERIES
· Incredible Crew: Incredible Crew, is a live-action, half-hour, sketch comedy series from producer and entertainer Nick Cannon. Every episode of this high-energy, fast-paced show delivers hilarious comedy bits, outrageous hidden camera pranks, original music videos and commercial parodies all with a distinct attitude—a contemporary blend of internet sensibility mixed with kid imagination. Incredible Crew showcases six up-and-coming young comedy stars featured in diverse roles in every genre Shauna Case (American Horror Story), Shameik Moore (Joyful Noise), Tristan Pasterick, Chanelle Peloso (Level Up), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) and Brandon Soo Hoo (Enders Game, Tropic Thunder). Nick Cannon serves as executive producer of Incredible Crew along with Michael Goldman and Scott Tomlinson. The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with NCredible Entertainment.
SPECIALS AND MOVIES
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and theMove It Movement.
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.
Warner Bros. sent over preview clips and images to the next episode of Young Justice: Invasion “The Fix.”
Black Manta seeks vengeance against Miss Martian.
Young Justice: Invasion airs as part of the DC Nation Block Saturdays beginning at 10am ET on Cartoon Network.
Warner Bros. sent over a batch of preview images and two clips to the next episode of Young Justice: Invasion, “True Colors.”
When the Reach forms a devil’s alliance with Lexcorp, Robin leads a squad undercover to investigate.
Young Justice: Invasion airs Saturdays as part of the DC Nation block which begins at 10am ET on Cartoon Network.
Warner Bros. sent over two preview clips and a batch of images for the next episode of Young Justice: Invasion, “Cornered.”
The team is trapped inside the Hall of Justice for a cage match against a brutal alien gladiator!
Young Justice: Invasion airs as part of the DC Nation Block Saturdays beginning at 10am ET on Cartoon Network.
Back in October after airing only two new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, Cartoon Network pulled both shows.
I don’t think we ever got an official reason as to why, but fans exploded on Cartoon Network and the DC Nation Block’s various Social Media sites.
Shortly thereafter, we got word that all-new episodes would return in January, and now we have the exact date.
Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice return on Saturday, January 5th with new episodes of each and new DC Nation Shorts as well.
Hopefully they are here to stay.
Updated with official press release below.
Cartoon Network Invites Action Fans to Wake Up with the Heroes
Aziz Ansari Guest-Stars on Ben 10 Omniverse, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Returns with Episode 100, All-New Episodes of Young Justice: Invasion and Green Lantern: The Animated Series premiere during DC Nation
Ring in the New Year with a Rousing Saturday Morning Line-Up Starting January 5 at 9 a.m. (ET, PT)
Cartoon Network revs up its Saturday morning slate with new episodes during its hit and beloved action block, including Ben 10 Omniverse, Star Wars: The Clones Wars and DC Nation beginning January 5th. Cartoon Network Studios’ original series, Ben 10 Omniverse kicks-off the Saturday morning line-up at 9 a.m. (ET, PT) with guest star Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), followed by the special 100th episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars at 9:30 a.m. (ET, PT). The highly-anticipated return of DC Nation rounds out the morning at 10 a.m. (ET, PT) featuring all-new content, including episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Young Justice: Invasion and all-new animated shorts featuring characters from the DC Comics universe.
Ben 10 Omniverse welcomes Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) as he makes his Omniverse debut as Billy Billions, Ben’s childhood rival, in the episode “Arrested Development.” Ben and Rook, animation’s newest odd couple, see their troubles grow as they are literally downsized when Billy Billions traps them in their own pre-pubescent bodies. The pint-sized heroes face giant challenges and must stop the evil Robots from Dimension 12 and save Bellwood.
Season five of Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars ushers in the 100th episode of the series, “Missing in Action.” In a nearly vacant town on a strange planet, the intrepid members of D-Squad discover Gregor, a clone commando who has lost his memory, and is toiling away as a dishwasher. The all-droid squad and their gruff leader must help Gregor regain his memory so they can steal a heavily guarded shuttle and return to the Republic.
Warner Bros. Animation’s DC Nation programming block comes soaring back, bringing action from the pages of DC Comics to the television screens of comic book fans of all ages. Green Lantern: The Animated Series goes retro-futuristic when it starts the block with the episode “Steam Lantern.” After being blasted by the Anti-Monitor, Hal finds himself in a steampunk world. Young Justice: Invasion answers lingering questions from the past season with “Before the Dawn,” when Blue Beetle, Miss Martian and the team go on a covert mission to rescue some of their own, uncovering shocking secrets and devastating truths. In between episodes, fans will enjoy all-new DC animated shorts starring some of their favorite DC Comics characters.
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