7:22am PT by Hilary Lewis
Cartoon Network's 'Regular Show' to End After Eighth Season
Cartoon Network's Emmy-winning series Regular Show is ending after its eighth season, it was announced Tuesday.
The show, from creator and executive producer J.G. Quintel, will begin its final season Monday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m., with new episodes airing weeknights through January 2017.
The series follows the lives of best friends and groundskeepers Mordecai (voiced by Quintel) and Rigby (voiced by William Salyers) as they engage in adventures with their gang of friends on otherwise lazy afternoons.
Last season ended with a cliffhanger in which The Park was ripped from Earth, taking Mordecai, Rigby and the group with it. Season eight — a clip of which can be seen below — will take place entirely in space, with an intergalactic battle of good versus evil featuring Pops, Benson, Muscle Man (all voiced by Sam Marin) and Skips (voiced by Mark Hamill).
The animated series began as a project Quintel worked on during his time as a student at CalArts and was the first series to be greenlit from Cartoon Network Studio's Artists Program in 2008. Regular Show is one of Cartoon Network's longest-running series and spawned the feature-length film Regular Show: The Movie, which premiered on Cartoon Network in 2015.
“From JG’s original pitch on post-it notes, through eight successful seasons and more than 250 episodes produced, Regular Show has been one of the most original animated series of this generation creating indelible characters and signature comedy mayhem laced with heart,” Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher said in a statement. “Our sincere thanks to this talented crew and cast for their incredible dedication, and I’m proud that they all agreed to go up in space together for one hilarious final journey.”
Quintel added: “Making Regular Show has been so much fun. We got to tell all of the stories we wanted to tell, and making the choice to go out exactly how we want to go out. We’re so proud and excited for people to see how we’re wrapping things up in a big, big way. We're bringing everything full circle.”
Regular Show won a Primetime Emmy for outstanding shortform animated program in 2012 and has been nominated for five Emmys.