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Steven Universe Returns January 30th 2017

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Not to break the library style silence that hovers over this site, but we actually have news.  Steven Universe returns January 30th with a fresh and much needed “Stevenbomb” week.  Double episode on Monday and three single episodes over the next three days.  Seems we’re missing a day from this bombing run.

The full report is directly below.

Via TheGeekiary.com

Steven Universe returns to televisions everywhere on January 30. Five new episodes will air over a week starting at 7 PM EST, in what has been dubbed the “Stevenbomb” format.

These episodes are:

  • Monday, Jan. 30: “Steven’s Dream” – A strange dream prompts Steven to search for answers.
  • Monday, Jan. 30: “Adventures in Light Distortion” – Steven and the Gems take off on a search and recovery mission.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31: “Gem Heist” – The Gems try to pull off a heist.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 1: “The Zoo” – Steven visits a special zoo.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2: “That Will Be All” – Steven and the Gems make a daring escape!

After this summer’s “Steven Nuke” (a full month’s worth of weekdaily episodes) and a handful of weekly episodes that followed, it seems like Cartoon Network is getting a better handle on how to market and release this show. At the very least, the fandom is receiving more consistent information on when hiatuses are going to end.

Steven Universe isn’t the only show getting new episodes after the new year. Adventure Time will kick off its penultimate eighth season with its own bomb, starting Monday, January 23, at 7:30 PM with back-to-back episodes. The following week, we will be treated to the 8-part miniseries “Islands,” with two episodes a night from January 30 to February 2, also at 7:30 PM.

The End of Gravity Falls

To answer the article picture’s question, yes, yes he would.  It was announced tonight by show creator Alex Hirsch that Gravity Falls would not have a third season.  Knowing that many fans might raise their virtual pitchforks under the belief that the series had been cancelled by Disney Studios, he explained that much like the show, everything is going according to plan.  The show is coming to an end due to the fact that the story is finished, that the series was never meant to go beyond the story of two kids and one wicked and twisted summer.  You can read all about it via Mr.Hirsch’s Tumblr.

A few quotes from the blog.

The first thing to know is that the show isn’t being cancelled- it’s being finished. This is 100% my choice, and its something I decided on a very long time ago. I always designed Gravity Falls to be a finite series about one epic summer- a series with a beginning, middle, and end. There are so many shows that go on endlessly until they lose their original spark, or mysteries that are cancelled before they ever get a chance to payoff.

But Gravity Falls was never meant to be a series that goes on and on forever. It’s meant to be an exploration of the experience of summer, and in a larger sense a story about childhood itself. The fact that childhood ends is exactly what makes it so precious- and why you should cherish it while it lasts.

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Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch announced on Friday that the show will end after the three-part “Weirdmageddon” arc. Part Two is set to air on Monday night on Disney XD and according to Nick and More, the third and final part will air in early 2016. Hirsch said on his Tumblr that the decision to end the show was his own and that he and the writers wanted to announce it before the start of Season Two, but were ‘restricted’ from doing so mainly because people hoped he would change his mind.

Hirsch continued that Gravity Falls “was never meant to be a series that goes on and on forever.” It was meant to be an exploration of the experience  of summer and about childhood itself. The fact that childhood ends is exactly what makes it so precious according to Hirsch.

Hirsch then said that he was grateful to the millions of fans who cherished the show and the fandom of Gravity Falls. There is also no plans to create a third season of the show without Hirsch. However, Hirsch then concluded that while has finished the story he wanted to tell about Dipper, Mable, and Grunkle Stan; doesn’t necessarily mean that we will never see them again.

It’s hard to believe that it will be all over after just 41 episodes and two seasons. As I said with Littlest Pet Shop ending after the current season, it’s always sad when a cartoon show goes away. Indeed, some will say it is going too soon. It averaged over 3.3 million viewers per episode for Season One before being punted to Disney XD where the show has averaged more than one million viewers an episode which is far and away ahead of other Disney XD shows like Wander Over Yonder (386,000 average per first-run episode on the channel) and Star vs. the Forces of Evil (617,500 per first-run episode).

The first season of 20 episodes ran over 14 months from June 2012 to August 2013. After a 12-month wait (longer that MLP’s between Seasons 4 and 5), Season Two started and will have gone at least 17 months. The show did not air new episodes on back-to-back weeks since August 4th and 11th of 2014. That in a way, made almost every episode an event like the revelation that the author of the journals was Stan’s long lost brother. How Bill Cipher figures into everything. What other mysteries are inGravity Falls?  

Of course, I’d be remiss to mention the MLP-link in Supervising Producer and Director Rob Renzetti who was story editor onFriendship is Magic for its first two seasons.

But as we all begrudgingly know, all good things must come to an end sometime. In the case of Gravity Falls, it will come early in 2016.

StatManDan

LPS Preview: Four and Out

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It’s always sad when a show you like ends. Saturday marks the beginning of the end for Littlest Pet Shop as it begins their fourth and final season on Discovery Family with a pair of new episodes. Fairly or unfairly, for a show that’s based on toys, it is judged by how many toys it sells. Unfortunately for LPS, that number was not enough.

At its beginnings, LPS was nearly on par with MLP in terms of viewership. However, it later could not take advantage of having MLP as a lead-in and really suffered when it didn’t. While its numbers were still considered good ratings for Discovery Family, its numbers as it related to toy sales were apparently not.

That aside, it will be interesting to see how LPS wraps up its time. Blythe is coming off a successful Pet Fest which became the arc in the second half of Season Three. Youngmee now knows that Blythe can talk to the pets. If anything, Season Four is all about what’s next for Blythe and the pets. All that is known right now is that the show will get its 100th episode, but its 104th will be its last. You can only hope that the show will end on a high as it did for Season Three.

It is a shame that LPS could not follow in the hoof prints of MLP: FiM, but then again, no show on Discovery Family can at this point. The best that LPS fans can do is to support the show to the end and in turn give it a great send-off.

It all starts again on Saturday with “The Tortoise and the Heir” and “Pitch Purrfect” beginning at noon ET/11:00am CT on Discover Family.

StatManDan

Tony Award Winner Lena Hall announced for Season 5

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While Season 5 may or may not be a ways off, a little tidbit came across twitter from one Ms. Lena Hall and namely her role in recording some episode lines today.  If her name sounds familiar, you may have heard about her winning the 2014 Tony Music Award for Best Actress in a Music (for her role in Hedwig & the Angry Inch).  It may also be the fact she gave a shout out to My Little Pony when she was asked about inspiration.  The other was Marlon Brando.

Outside of the lights of Broadway, Ms.Hall also does some lead singing and song writing for a band known as The Deafening.

The Deafening is New York to it’s core. A ferocious four piece born of the city’s eternal energy. A raw tribute to it’s defiant crush. With blues beating back and rough punk ethos, The Deafening are the natural heirs to the Bowery’s big bad seventies sound. With wild man Burt Rock on guitar, Dylan Doyle on bass, Mick Harrison whipping back the skins, and Lena Hall wailing her little black heart out, this four piece seeks to return to rock it’s dirty sexy city heart.

With this announcement, it also seems to have brought up questions about Season 5 in general.

Understandable as the community is use to new seasons appearing sometime between September & November.  While there has been no official word from Hasbro, keep in mind the various other projects the DHX crew has been handling, such as Equestria Girls 2, the recent announcement of a MLP feature movie, and of course the laying to rest of The Hub Network and the rise of Discovery Family.  We know many hoped that the announcement of “2015” was like previous years when early announcements pointed to long off dates, but it seems currently rumor mill evidence points to Spring of 2015.