Cartoon Network on Tuesday greenlit two animated series, Steven
Universe and Uncle Grandpa, as part of the shorts development initiative
at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif.
Both series are slated to premiere in 2013.
From Adventure Time's writer and storyboard artist,
Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe is about the youngest member of a team of
magical guardians. The other series, Uncle Grandpa, is based on Pete
Browngardt's short of the same name.
"Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa will
build upon our record-breaking streak with original programming, and further
define the voice for Cartoon Network Studios comedies," said Rob Sorcher,
Cartoon Network's chief content officer. "Rebecca and Pete represent our
next generation of homegrown talent, following Pen Ward and JG Quintel who set
a high bar with their distinctive visual storytelling and unique comedic