Cartoon Network Will Reboot The Powerpuff Girls

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Everyone's favorite adorable, bug-eyed, butt kickers are back. The Powerpuff Girls shall be returning to Cartoon Network, in a rebooted series. Plus, more of Marceline's backstory on Adventure Time will be revealed!


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Cartoon Network released their new programming agend,a which includes the reboot of a recent classic. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will return with Nick Jennings, producer for Adventure Time, on as Executive Producer. The series premiered back in 1998 and had about 78 episodes, as well as a CG special last year. We have no idea if this new reboot will change the big-eyed look for the girls, but we imagine not everything will stay the same.

In other news, Adventure Time will debut a new miniseries that unleashes ghosts from Marceline's past. We don't know what that means, but if there's a baby Marceline in this, we'll probably wind up crying. And finally Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa will have a crossover episode, and that could be pretty intense. Love that the shows on this network just keep getting weirder and weirder. It's for the best.

Here's the full press release:

New Original Programming:

We Bare Bears: We Bare Bears is a comedy about three bear siblings, named Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. Each episode follows their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society, whether they're looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become internet famous. Created by Annie Award-winner Daniel Chong (Toy Story of Terror!), We Bare Bears is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

The Powerpuff Girls: Slated for a 2016 launch, The Powerpuff Girls reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program slated to roll out across all regions. One of the network's most enduring original series, The Powerpuff Girls, which debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998,earned two Emmy® Awards, five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes — Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup — whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. Emmy® and BAFTA award winner Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) is on board as executive producer.

Mighty Magiswords: From Kyle Carrozza comes Cartoon Network Studios first original digital series about a brother and sister team of "Warriors for Hire," who go on hilarious adventures and crazy quests to collect magical swords.

New Original Crossovers, Movies and Specials:

Long Live the Royals Mini-Series: Come join the royal family as they celebrate the yearly Yule Hare Festival. Parties and feasts will be a plenty as they struggle to balance ruling a kingdom and life as a typical family. A new mini-series from Emmy® winner Sean Szeles (Regular Show).

Steven Universe/ Uncle Grandpa Crossover Special "Say Uncle:" Two of your favorite Cartoon Network series, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa, are joining forces for a special crossover episode! Watch as a long lost relative of Steven's comes to town to aid him in unlocking the power of his mother's gem!

Regular Show: The Movie: From the creators of the hit Cartoon Network series Regular Show, comes a time travelling long-form special. After accidentally creating a "Timenado," slacker groundskeepers Mordecai and Rigby go back in time and battle an evil volleyball coach in order to save the universe… and their friendship.

Adventure Time Special Mini-Series: In this multi-part series, Finn and Jake face a new threat to Ooo when Princess Bubblegum's experiment unleashes ghosts from Marceline's past.

New Acquired Programming:

Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race:In this action-filled, outrageous buddy comedy, 18 pairs of contestants are put to the mental, physical and emotional test in a frantic race around the world. They'll push themselves and their partners to the limit, but only one team will arrive at the mat first and become the winners of one million dollars!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise: Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new Decepticon threat, Bumblebee puts his light-hearted mettle to the test after assembling a rouge team of young Autobot action heroes.

Supernoobs: From creator Scott Fellows (Johnny Test) and DHX Media, Supernoobs chronicles the misadventures of four nerdy friends, who are mistakenly tasked with saving the world from an evil space virus.

Returning Series

Adventure Time

The Amazing World of Gumball


Regular Show

Teen Titans GO!

Uncle Grandpa

Steven Universe


LEGO® NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pokémon the Series:XY

Sonic Boom



As long as they don't screw up the animation style like they did in the CGI Powerpuff girls special, it'll be fine.

On another note, io9 really should be talking about Gravity Falls. This show is hitting with all barrels and is on route to being a legendary animated series that will be talked about for decades. It is the darkest thing on children's TV today, yet it is nailing characterization, plot, and its kooky setting. I am more worried about the characters on Gravity Falls than I am for characters on any other TV show, including The Walking Dead. Masterful show.