Cartoon Network unveils new comedy line-up following strong 2013

Last year, the kid’s channel beat its nearest competitor for the first time since 1999, boasting an 80 per cent year on year ratings increase.
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Turner Broadcasting is “in better shape than ever,” celebrating its best yearly performance for a decade by revealing a roster of new shows for Cartoon Network.

Last year, the kid’s channel beat its nearest competitor for the first time since 1999, boasting an 80 per cent year on year ratings increase.

The firm celebrated its success at a UK media showcase event where it offered a first look at new animated programmes for its popular children’s network.

Three new long form comedy shows from Cartoon Network and one from Warner Brothers Animation Studios were previewed at the event held at The Soho Hotel in London.

Uncle Grandpa will debut on Cartoon Network from Monday April 14th and will follow the adventures of a magical grandpa as he travels the world in a mysterious RV.

Animated comedy from Cartoon Network Studios, Steven Universe, will premiere on the channel on May 12th. The show is about the misadventures of a boy named Steven and a team of magical guardians of humanity.

The third in the roster of new comedies is Clarence, which is set to premier later this year.

Meanwhile, from Warner Brother’s Animation Studios, Teen Titans Go premieres this April, inspired by the original Teen Titans series.

Furthermore, the broadcaster also revealed it will air a new series of The Tom and Jerry Show on Boomerang from April 12th.

The third series of the award-winning The Amazing World of Gumball will launch on Cartoon Network in September.

Anthony Lukom, Turner UK’s managing director, said: “Turner’s children’s channels have performed outstandingly in the last year, and we are in better shape than ever.

“We are extremely excited about 2014. With lots of brilliant new content, we are building on our hugely successful comedy slate and representing a place where kids can laugh, be themselves and enjoy quality programming.”

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