Cartoon Network Greenlights Two Animated Series


Cartoon Network has greenlit two animated series, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa, as part of the shorts development initiative at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif.

Both series are slated to premiere in 2013.

From Adventure Time's writer and storyboard artist, Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe is about the youngest member of a team of magical guardians. The other series, Uncle Grandpa, is based on Pete Browngardt's short of the same name.

"Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa will build upon our record-breaking streak with original programming, and further define the voice for Cartoon Network Studios comedies," said Rob Sorcher, Cartoon Network's chief content officer in a statement. "Rebecca and Pete represent our next generation of homegrown talent, following Pen Ward and JG Quintel who set a high bar with their distinctive visual storytelling and unique comedic styles."