BEWARE THE BATMAN Premiering On Cartoon Network This Summer; Other DC Shows Cancelled?

Cartoon Network has sent out a press release confirming the premieres of new and returning series. While Teen Titans Go! will be debuting in April and Beware The Batman this summer, there's no mention of Young Justice or Green Lantern: TAS returning.

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By Paul Romano - 1/28/2013
Cartoon Network has sent out a new press release that confirms the premieres of new shows, as well as returning series, for 2013-2014. Teen Titans Go! is confirmed for an April debut, while the CGI Beware The Batman will premiere this summer. Both are expected to be a part of the DC Nation program block. However, in the list of returning CN shows (which you can see below), neither Green Lantern: The Animated Series or Young Justice are mentioned. While the possible cancellation of these shows has yet to be officially confirmed by the network, it has been widely speculated that both shows will meet their demise due to not being listed as returning. Check out portions of the press release below, and be sure to stay tuned to CBM for more details as we have them.



Armed with record-setting ratings success as the only top kids’ network to achieve across-the-board growth in 2012 and its most-watched year in Prime in its 20-year history, Cartoon Network is jumping ahead of the customary Kids Upfront season and taking its show on the road with the CARTOON NETWORK ROAD TOUR. With more than a dozen new productions and multiple returning hit series now slated for the 2013 and early 2014 season, Cartoon Network brought its road-show presentation directly to key clients and promotional partners at their respective home bases the week of January 21 and will continue into March.

Network, ad sales, marketing and programming executives will travel to more than 15 key cities across the country to visit clients and promotional partners. Along with its presentation, the network also plans to "take over" the building at each of its visits with custom activations that will include the distribution of unique branded premiums to employees.

"As viewers continue to interact with the Cartoon Network brand and content across a variety of screens, our advertising partners look to us for more innovative and engaging opportunities that provide greater reach for their messages," said Donna Speciale, president of Turner Entertainment and Young Adults Ad Sales. "This year, we are breaking away from a traditional upfront presentation to engage with advertisers in a series of conversations that will focus on the development of ideas that leverage our brand strength to meet the goals of our partners. As our success and momentum continue to grow across all screens, we believe it’s an ideal time for advertisers to reassess their investments and strategically increase their media budgets with Cartoon Network."

Cartoon Network will announce an impressive line-up of new original and acquired programming that began last Thursday, Jan. 24, with the premiere of Incredible Crew, a half-hour live-action sketch comedy show from entertainer Nick Cannon. Additionally, Cartoon Network Studios will produce three new original animated comedy series—Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence—each developed from its vibrant and prolific shorts program. Also from Cartoon Network Studios, two new original animated specials based on the #1 network series hits Adventure Time and Regular Show, plus a brand new, redesigned and re-imagined CG-animated special starring three of Cartoon Network’s earliest stars, The Powerpuff Girls—which also includes an original song performed by Beatles legend Ringo Starr—will premiere later this year.

Partnering with powerhouse producers, Cartoon Network will introduce two new action-adventure half-hour series based on popular heroes from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! and Beware The Batman; a new animated series from LEGO, Legends of Chima; a new animated musical-comedy series, Grojband, from FremantleMedia Ltd.; an all-new series iteration of the world’s most famous cat-and-mouse duo, The Tom and Jerry Show, produced by Warner Bros. Animation; a new season of the hit animated Total Drama “reality” series from CAKE Distribution, Total Drama All Stars; and also from LEGO, three quarterly installment specials of The Yoda Chronicles, a new CG-animated foray into the “Original Saga” world of Star Wars.

CARTOON NETWORK NEW SERIES:
Teen Titans Go!: Featuring the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures, Teen Titans Go! will premiere in April 2013. Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the superhero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The series stars the principal voice cast from the original Teen Titans, and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

Beware the Batman: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogue gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a "Batman show." Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming to Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block in Summer 2013.

The Yoda Chronicles: LEGO Star Wars returns in epic style with The Yoda Chronicles, a thrilling, funny and action-packed new LEGO Star Wars story told in three animated TV specials! Set in the "Prequel" Star Wars timeline, The Yoda Chronicles stars the one and only Yoda—the Jedi Master who has seen it all, done it all, and taught generations of Jedi Knights—in an all-new adventure. With the help of a fresh class of Padawans, Yoda leads the Jedi in a desperate fight to stop Darth Sidious and his minions from creating a new super-weapon that could crush the Republic and win the war for the forces of Evil.

RETURNING SERIES/SPECIALS:
•Adventure Time
•Regular Show
•Annoying Orange
•MAD
•The Amazing World of Gumball
•The Looney Tunes Show
•Ben 10 Omniverse
•Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk
•Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc.
•Johnny Test
•Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova
•Beyblade Metal Fury
•Almost Naked Animals
•Scaredy Squirrel










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JatevinM - 1/28/2013, 9:09 AM
If Cartoon Network cancels Young Justice they can go ahead expect the hate mail.
BruceLeroy - 1/28/2013, 9:12 AM
Well shit, looks like they cancelled Young Justice.
JatevinM - 1/28/2013, 9:14 AM
That actually just sounds like them announcing new shows because there was actually no mention of anything old on DC Nation.
BruceLeroy - 1/28/2013, 9:15 AM
No Green Lantern either. The internet is about to rage.
JatevinM - 1/28/2013, 9:17 AM
BruceLeroy@ Thats why I think the entire thing is just them announcing what they are going to add not take away.
MarkJulian - 1/28/2013, 9:19 AM

RETURNING SERIES/SPECIALS:
•Adventure Time
•Regular Show
•Annoying Orange
•MAD
•The Amazing World of Gumball
•The Looney Tunes Show
•Ben 10 Omniverse
•Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk
•Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc.
•Johnny Test
•Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova
•Beyblade Metal Fury
•Almost Naked Animals
•Scaredy Squirrel
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superotherside - 1/28/2013, 9:19 AM
I was expecting them to cancel Young Justice honestly. They might could make another season but probably they are trying to build a DCAU back with the new CG shows like GLTAS and Beware The Batman. I am surprised they are canceling GLTAS though. I sure hope they don't. Great show.
MrEko - 1/28/2013, 9:20 AM


They better not cancel Young Justice.
knighted - 1/28/2013, 9:22 AM
They are so [frick]ing stupid if they cancel yj. Great show.
JULEZ13 - 1/28/2013, 9:26 AM
Young Justice is the best show DC/WB has produced since Batman:TAS!!!!

They better not cancel it!!!

I hate these stupid CGI cartoons. Stop taking away my 2D!
KNIGHT3000 - 1/28/2013, 9:27 AM
I am officially done with CartoonNetwork if Young Justice is over...
JDUKE25 - 1/28/2013, 9:27 AM
Young Justice is the only decent show they have.
Triptheorist - 1/28/2013, 9:28 AM
CN is terrible at handling DC shows, even though I commend them for giving them a shot in the first place. I'm not a fan of the style of the two new shows coming up, but hopefully the writing will make up for it.
JDUKE25 - 1/28/2013, 9:28 AM
@MrEko lol love that
Super12 - 1/28/2013, 9:29 AM
Green Lantern: TAS and Young Justice are great shows! They're the only cartoons I've watched in years cause the rest are awful! Come on, don't take this away:..
BANEofExistence - 1/28/2013, 9:30 AM
If they cancel yj an gltas but keep retarded shows like annoying orange just and gumball then that's just retarded!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/28/2013, 9:30 AM
Young Justice and Green Lantern aren't under returning shows because they already returned.
Chewtoy - 1/28/2013, 9:31 AM
Seeing as they specifically list "returning shows", it's definitely not a good sign at the very least. Now, maybe they're treating some of these animated series like cable dramas and only airing them in blocks 6 or more months apart... So perhaps they're not returning for the time period that this press release is covering, but they'll be back at a later date.

Really though, I have no idea what kind of ratings those shows were pulling in, and whether they were with the right demographics. "Green Lantern" struck me as something they were left with after the film franchise tanked, so I'm not really surprised there unless it was doing boffo ratings on its own. "Young Justice" always struck me as an odd fit... a more mature looking and feeling show about less mature characters that are less famous and less liked than their mature counterparts.
JM4Superman - 1/28/2013, 9:34 AM
If they cancel young justice then i will be pissed
Pdouble - 1/28/2013, 9:35 AM
I would be pissed if Young Justice is done. If I were the writers i would take the show to another station
ChillBill66 - 1/28/2013, 9:38 AM
They can't cancel Young Justice and Green Lantern! They had to be some of the more popular shows!!! WTF MAN!!! Just make it a DC 2 hr block!!!

#A Marvel man who loves DC animation
EdGross - 1/28/2013, 9:38 AM
Neither show is in production, and if they're not in production - given the long lead time for animation - it means they're unfortunately canceled.
Gyasiman - 1/28/2013, 9:41 AM
Go to hell Cartoon Network. I'm SO done with that network. There better be a good reason why Young Justice is not on that list.
Sevairity - 1/28/2013, 9:42 AM
/NERDRAGE

WHAT IN THE [frick]!?!?!?

It's bad enough they canceled Teen Titans, the Judas Contract movie, Justice League and Unlimited now they wanna cancel Young Justice and bring in Teen Titans GO!
WTF
I don't give a shit about their family matters. I wanna see them get the shit beat outta them by Deathstroke.

/endNERDRAGE
Minato - 1/28/2013, 9:46 AM
I just got some Graphic novels (Batman RIP, The Return of Bruce Wayne, new B&R, BvR, and B&R must die). The Story is alright but did all that get reconned in the new 52?

Could anyone recommend any other Graphic Novels?

I like DC and Marvel and I have: The Killing Joke, The Dark Knight Rises, Death in the family, Batman year one, Watchmen, Hush, The long Halloween, War Games.
dezdigi - 1/28/2013, 9:50 AM
I really hope the current shows aren't cancelled but I wouldn't be surprised if they are. It seems any comic related show that stays too faithful to the source material gets cancelled. EMH anyone?
They seem to be pushing this comedic BS. I can't take it anymore. I'll stick to the original animated films from now on.
Minato - 1/28/2013, 9:50 AM
Bring Back Young Justice for 4 more seasons or EPIC FAIL. It is the premier cartoon out right now.
Wingding - 1/28/2013, 9:50 AM
Wait, they're remaking Tom and Jerry?!!
Chewtoy - 1/28/2013, 9:58 AM
@LEVITIKUZ: Cartoon Network's deal on the Clone Wars ends with this season. It's been renegotiated in the past and last I heard nothing official had been decided, but almost everyone in the trades expects the show to be moved to one of Disney's channels instead.

So it's not on the list of returning shows because there's currently no deal for it to return. As WB owns the DC properties, they don't have to work out any such deal for those and so they'd likely be listed if the Network definitely wanted them back.
Greenlantern1417 - 1/28/2013, 10:04 AM
I highly doubt Green Lantern will be canceled. They just introduced Sinestro, and clearly this season isn't gonna get to him turning yellow. Huge fail if they canceled now. Young Justice is great too, but how far do they really think they can push this? The whole reach thing is already feeling tired. And none of it looks like the new 52 world in the books. Not that the new 52 hasn't already pissed me off and most of it just stinks and makes me feel that everything I used to read was just a waste, but they have a track record of changing things regardless of what people think.

" BRING BACK THE TRUNKS ON MY HEROS!!!!"
Dedpool - 1/28/2013, 10:07 AM
Okay CN you are seriously messing up now! No YJ or GL? Both are GREAT shows, but you cancel this and Thudnercats and keep crap like "The Regular show" and "Annoying Orange"? Really?
BIGBMH - 1/28/2013, 10:08 AM
This...can't be

:(
JoeMomma29 - 1/28/2013, 10:09 AM
I am confident they are only announcing new shows!
CaptainObvious - 1/28/2013, 10:09 AM
So GL and YJ get the axe while shows like Annoying Orange and MAD get renewed?

Board meeting at CN:


@LEVITIKUZ- I respectfully disagree. Adventure Time and Regular Show are pretty good shows.
JoeMomma29 - 1/28/2013, 10:09 AM
Also if you notice this is there spring/summer line up, Green lantern and Young Justice is a Fall/Winter line up!!!!!!
blueorangeny - 1/28/2013, 10:13 AM
Any idea if so why YJ or GL might get cancelled? Does CN actually go base on the numbers, are the numbers low? Some know
EdGross - 1/28/2013, 10:17 AM
Seriously, they're not in production.
DefcoN - 1/28/2013, 10:17 AM
Man... I remember watching CN as a kid and loving it because of all the superhero shows they aired in the early 90s. It's a pity how much it has changed since.
DCjohnny - 1/28/2013, 10:18 AM
what ever ... i hope they dont cancel young justice or green lantern TAS... since it has gone really intense and dark
JoeMomma29 - 1/28/2013, 10:19 AM
They are renewing here is a link

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/04/30/cartoon-network-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-ratings-growth-announces-slate-of-new-and-returning-series/131586/
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