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Cartoon Network’s 2017-18 Upfront recap

New series

  • Apple & Onion (from The Amazing World of Gumball’s George Gendi)
  • Craig of the Creek (from Steven Universe’s Matt Burnett and Ben Levin)
  • Summer Camp Island (from Julia Pott)
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes (from Steven Universe’s Ian James-Quartey)
  • Ben 10 (reboot)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (series)

Shows that are comin’ back

  • We Bare Bears
  • Steven Universe
  • The Powerpuff Girls (reboot)
  • Mighty Magiswords
  • Teen Titans Go!
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Adventure Time (and another miniseries!)

Shows that aren’t comin’ back

  • Clarence
  • Uncle Grandpa

Plus games!

http://deadline.com/2017/03/cartoon-network-2017-2018-programming-slate-six-new-returning-series-upfronts-1202054922/

Ok guys I fucking love Teen Titans Go, I think it is hilarious and the comedy writing is killer and the animation is actually excellent. I was a huge fan of the original animated series in high school, and although I was skeptical of TTG at first, it’s been fun to see the new show taking the characters in such a weird and silly direction. Although, I’m not a huge fan of the new style/character design, but I think it works with the overall feel of the show (and anyway a lot of the background art is super gorgeous.)

ANYWAY, been having fun drawing and exploring Raven recently! I really like the idea of her being powerful/badass in battle, but also a shy/socially anxious prickly nerd who uses sarcasm and grumpiness as a defense mechanism. I also love to draw her with muscular legs because DEM LEGSSS

Here’s the Cartoon Network schedule for Saturday, April 22 to Friday, April 28.

Ben 10 takes an hour on each day of the Cloudy with a Chance of Everything weekend event, making things much less Cloudy than expected. CN seems to be losing faith in Cloudy, too. Look at that weekday schedule. It only appears for 30 minutes in the day.

Speaking of that weekday schedule, it looks… decent! Two shows return to the weekday lineup, Steven Universe and Tom and Jerry Tales! SU will be rerunning themed blocks on weekdays. Adventure Time airs at 7:30 Mon-Thurs to debut their new miniseries, Elements. Better movie variety, too. This is a very encouraging change and I hope things get betterer.

Spoiler alert for Saturday and Sunday next week: Steven Universe gets weekend reruns, Justice League Action is back for new episodes, Transformers: Robots in Disguise gets an hour of reruns (though it might actually be new episodes, TBA), and new episodes of The Powerpuff Girls move to… 8am. On a Sunday.

New episodes this week:

  • Ben 10 - Mon-Thurs at 5:00p
  • We Bare Bears - Mon-Thurs at 7:00p
  • Adventure Time - SPECIAL MINISERIES Elements, Mon-Thurs at 7:30p
  • Teen Titans Go! - Friday at 6:00p

Top 3 shows this week:

  1. Teen Titans Go! - 84 - 30% (lowest it has been in a long time… maybe since early Summer last year?)
  2. Ben 10 - 54 - 19%
  3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - 34 - 12%

Oh boy, here’s the Cartoon Network schedule for Monday, April 10 to Sunday, April 16.

So yeah. Two day Teen Titans Go! marathon. That’s a thing. A lot of airings of Island Adventure too because there’s nothing kids love more than watching the same thing CN has aired 30 times before 9 more times.

Give me a break, CN.

Give me a fucking break.

New episodes this week:

  • Ben 10 - Series premiere and 3 more episodes Monday at 5:00p, 1 new episode Tues-Thurs at 5:00p
  • We Bare Bears - Mon-Thurs at 7:00p
  • Teen Titans Go! - Friday at 6:00p

Top 3 shows:

  1. Teen Titans Go! - 176 - 62%
  2. The Amazing World of Gumball - 40 - 14%
  3. Ben 10 - 24 - 8%

The top 3 shows are roughly 84% of the schedule.