Having received a warm welcome from young viewers across the country, the new animated series, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, has earned its keep at Cartoon Network. The broadcaster has ordered 26 more episodes, bringing the total to 52. Series creator Craig McCracken, the creative mind behind the Emmy-winning The Powerpuff Girls, will exec. produce the new installments, which will see the series through a third and fourth season.
According to Cartoon Network, Foster’s Home has topped the basic cable ratings and delivery charts among key kids demos during its time period every week since its launch on Aug. 13. Jim Samples, exec VP and general manager of Cartoon Network Worldwide, comments, "I cannot think of another original animated series anywhere on television that has produced such dramatic results within such a short time."
Produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif., Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends centers on 8-year-old Mac and his imaginary friend, Blooregard. When Mac’s mother decides he’s too old for an imaginary friend, Blooregard is sent to a rather unique orphanage where others of his kind wait to be adopted by new kids. Unwilling to let go of his pal, Mac convinces Madame Foster to let him visit often and keep Blooregard from being adopted by anyone else. These visits prove quite adventurous as Mac and Blooregard spend time with a particularly odd group of colorful residents. The show airs Fridays at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), with an encore at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).