Adventure Time miniseries, Powerpuff Girls reboot among Cartoon Network’s upfront slate

Jeff Pfeiffer

Cartoon Network released its programming slate for the 2015-16 upfront season, and among the highlights are an Adventure Time miniseries and a reboot of The Powerpuff Girls.

In the special Adventure Time miniseries, Finn and Jake face a new threat to Ooo when Princess Bubblegum’s experiment unleashes ghosts from Marceline’s past. There was no indication yet when this will air.

The Powerpuff Girls is slated for a 2016 launch, and is a reboot of one of Cartoon Network’s most enduring series, which debuted in 1998, centering 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.” Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) is on board as executive producer.


Other titles in Cartoon Network’s 2015-16 upfront slate:

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.


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: The royal family celebrates 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 popular Cartoon Network series, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa, are joining forces for a special crossover episode. 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-traveling 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.

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