Cartoon Network's 'Adventure Time' Ending in 2018

“Cartoon Network just announced the impending series finale of Adventure Time, the sci-fi/fantasy post-apocalyptic musical fairy-tale rom-com coming-of-age sitcom epic starring Jake the Dog and Finn the Human.

In an official statement, Cartoon Network promised the final run of Adventure Time episodes will encompass ‘142 half-hours of content,’ which includes new episodes, miniseries, specials, and some mysterious “more.” (By comparison, the complete run of Game of Thrones so far only represents about 120 half-hours of content.)

Created by Pendleton Ward, Adventure Time premiered in 2010 and became a hit for the network, drawing large audiences and earning a raft of awards. The show garnered critical praise and occupied a unique nexus between hip alt-comedy and Comic-Con friendly geekdom, with guest stars including Marc Maron and Ron Perlman.”

Adventure Time set to end in 2018

Prepare yourself for the post-post-Apocalyspe, because the end of the beloved Cartoon Network animated show is now in sight. 

The show will end after its ninth season, which is currently running. According to The Hollywood ReporterAdventure Time will have aired “142 half-hours of content,” as well as having earned six Emmys, a Peabody, a BAFTA and Annie Awards. 

In addition to the show’s acclaim, the late-2015 minseries Stakes!, heavily featuring Marceline the Vampire Queen, was also a “phenomenal success, ranking as the No. 1 program in its time period with all key kids and boys audiences,” according to the official Cartoon Network press release. 

The show’s creator, Pendleton Ward, stepped down as showrunner sometime during the fifth season (2012-2014), deciding to stay on as a writer and storyboard artist. The show has gone on quite well in the capable hands of current showrunner adammuto​ and his creative team. 

This announcement comes on the heels of Regular Show’s own final season announcement — the J.G. Quintel-created show began its final season last Monday (Sept. 26) and will run through January 2017.

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