8:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Comic-Con Exclusive: Cartoon Network Renews 'Adventure Time,' 'Regular Show,' 3 More
Cartoon Network is bringing good news for five of its animated series hosting panels at this week's San Diego Comic-Con: renewals.
The cable network is poised to announce renewals for animated series Adventure Time, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence at their respective panels at the annual geek convention, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Emmy-winning series Adventure Time and Regular Show will each return for their seventh seasons; Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe will each be back for sophomore runs; and rookie Clarence has been granted 13 additional half-hour episodes. All five series hail from Cartoon Network Studios' Cartoon Network Shorts program, its animated artist-driven banner. For its part, the additional episode order for Clarence comes after its creator, Skyler Page, exited amid assault accusations.
"We have created global momentum with this group of home-grown series,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer at 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."
Adventure Time's sixth season episodes have averaged nearly 2.9 million total viewers on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Regular Show's current fifth-season originals have averaged nearly 2.5 million total viewers on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Season six will premiere in the fall. Uncle Grandpa's first season ranked as Monday's top show among kids 6-11 in its 8 p.m. time slot. Steven Universe reaches nearly 5 million total viewers. Clarence originals have averaged nearly 2.4 million total viewers.