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CN Renews ‘Regular Show,’ ‘Orange,’ ‘Gumball’
Cartoon Network has picked up a fifth season of its hot, Emmy-wining show Regular Show. The network also announced it will bring back The Amazing World of Gumball for a third season and web-to-television sensation Annoying Orange for additional episodes.
Since its debut in September 2010, Regular Show has become a global sensation. Throughout its third season, which concluded last month, Regular Show was the #1 program on Monday night (7-9p) among all key boys’ demos and #1 in its time period with kids. Guest stars include Ed Asner as Santa Claus and Thomas Haden Church as a rogue elf in an upcoming holiday episode.
Created by young industry standout J.G. Quintel, Regular Show features Mordecai, a six-foot-tall blue jay and Rigby, a hyperactive raccoon, who work as groundskeepers at a park. The job is so deadly dull that the two friends will do anything they can to avoid it. New episodes of Regular Show air Mondays at 8:00 p.m.
The Amazing World of Gumball has also been picked up for a third season in the U.S. The BAFTA-nominated show is created by Ben Bocquelet and follows the misadventures of twelve-year-old Gumball and his family in the weird and wonderful town of Elmore.The show airs Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Boasting more than 1 billion YouTube views, Annoying Orange is the Web sensation transformed into a television series that follows Orange and his buddies as they go on a wide range of adventures. Following its premiere on Cartoon Network in June, Annoying Orange has been picked up for additional episodes. Season to date, Annoying Orange ranks as the #1 program with all key boys demos. Developed and produced by The Collective, Dane Boedigheimer (the creator of the Annoying Orange Web series) co-created the television series with Tom Sheppard. Conrad Vernon serves as executive producer along with Gary Binkow and Dan Weinstein of The Collective. The show premieres Mondays at 8:30 p.m.