Nick Greenlights New Toons

Kid cabler Nickelodeon is pumping more animation into its lineup by ordering two new toon series, according to Daily Variety. The X’s and Catscratch will join new season pick-ups of Danny Phantom and My Life as a Teenage Robot.

Just in time to capitalize on the popularity of Pixar’s The Incredibles comes The X’s, which presents a similar theme. Created by Carlos Ramos, the new show focuses on a suburban family of undercover crimefighters. Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick) and Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) will voice Mr. and Mrs. X. Nick has ordered 13 installments to begin airing next year.

Also getting a 13-episodes order, Catscratch follows the continuing adventures of three cats who inherit a fortune and a mansion from their late caregiver. The show is created and exec produced by Doug TenNapel and features the voices of Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), Rob Paulsen (Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius) and Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall).