Two Cartoon Network favorites are going to be on the air for seasons to come, EW can exclusively reveal. Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa, each about to premiere their third seasons, have been renewed through season 5.
Created by Rebecca Sugar, a former animator for Cartoon Network hit series Adventure Time, Steven Universe follows the life of a young boy being raised by three superheroic women. Since premiering in 2013, the series has fostered a dedicated fanbase thanks to its whimsical animation, thoughtful storylines, and catchy original songs (R&B singer Estelle voices one of the main characters). The show will continue its third season with “Summer of Steven,” airing from June through August.
Uncle Grandpa has proven itself to be a beloved Cartoon Network original series as well, even garnering itself an Emmy for a 2014 episode. The goofy series follows the eponymous Uncle Grandpa as he travels the world helping kids in need through the power of imagination. Along with the two-season renewal, Uncle Grandpa will also serve as host for Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning programming block starting in April, which will be called “Good Mornings with Uncle Grandpa.”
These renewals mean that Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa will join fellow already-renewed hit animated series Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Regular Show for more seasons on Cartoon Network.