The Regular Show cancelled? Yep. You heard it right. Cartoon Network announced on Tuesday that the upcoming Season 8 of the animated series will be its last.
The Primetime Emmy Award animated series is about a cartoon blue jay that goes by the name of Mortdecai and a raccoon called Rigby. The two are groundskeepers at a local park. The show premiered on Cartoon Network back in 2010.
This is created by J.G. Quintel. This started as a student project when he was still at CalArts. The Regular Show bagged a Primetime Emmy Award in 2012 for best animated short-format animated program. Since then it has garnered a total of five Emmy nominations. In 2015, they created a movie spinoff called “Regular Show: The Movie” and aired on Cartoon Network.
“From JG’s original pitch on post-it notes, through eight successful seasons and more than 250 episodes produced, ‘Regular Show‘ has been one of the most original animated series of this generation creating indelible characters and signature comedy mayhem laced with heart,” an emotional Rob Sorcher, chief content officer of Cartoon Network said. “Our sincere thanks to this talented crew and cast for their incredible dedication, and I’m proud that they all agreed to go up in space together for one hilarious final journey.”
Quintel is not only the voice behind Mortdecai, but he is also the shows executive producer. William Salyers, Mark Hamil and Sam Marin serve as additional voice cast. The Season 8 premiere of the Regular Show airs on Monday, September 26 at 8 p.m. Succeeding episodes will run weeknights up until January 2017.