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Upfront 2011 Rundown: What’s New, What’s Renewed and What’s Gone?

Now that Nickelodeon, Disney Channel/Disney XD, Cartoon Network and The Hub have presented their 2011-12 programming slate to advertisers at upfront presentations in New York City over the past two weeks, let’s take a look at what’s new, what’s been renewed for another season and what’s ending. Each network, except for Disney, will have a second and even third (for Nick and Hub) upfront in the coming weeks. It’s unknown right now whether new information will be revealed at each, but we’ll revisit this article in the future if needed.

(Click on the network’s title for full upfront information.)

Nickelodeon
First upfront presentation: March 10 in NYC
Upcoming upfront presentations: March 29 in LA; April 12 in Chicago

What’s New?

  • Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures (26 episodes, 2011 launch)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (52 episodes, 2011-12 launch)
  • The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra (26 episodes, 2012 launch)
  • Robot & Monster (26 episodes, 2011-12 launch)
  • Supah Ninjas (26 episodes, premieres April 16 at 8:30pm ET/PT)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (26 episodes, 4Q 2012 launch)
  • Winx Club (4 one-hour recaps of seasons 1-3 in summer 2011, 26 episode season 4 in fall 2011, 52 episodes (seasons 5-6) starting in February 2012)

What’s Renewed?

  • Big Time Rush
  • BrainSurge (some episodes from season 2 are still unaired; season 3 was recently filming)
  • Bubble Guppies
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Fanboy & Chum Chum
  • The Fresh Beat Band
  • House of Anubis
  • iCarly
  • Max & Ruby
  • Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
  • Olivia
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (26-episode season 8 starts March 26; 26-episode season 9 for 2012+)
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • The Tales of Peter Rabbit (26 episodes, 2012 launch)
  • Team Umizoomi
  • The Troop (14 episode season 2 will be airing this year)
  • True Jackson, VP (HOWEVER, I think they’re just listing this because a few episodes are still left to air, as the series has been out of production for months now and the cast have found or are looking for new jobs)
  • VICTORiOUS (13 episode season 2 just wrapped production in the last month)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba

What’s Unknown?

  • The Fairly OddParents (Some episodes still to air from season 7; season 8 of 6 episodes still in production with 1 already aired; live-action TV movie coming this year)
  • Planet Sheen (26 episode season 1 is still airing)

Disney Channel
Upfront presentation: March 16 in NYC

What’s New (TV Series)?

  • ANT Farm
  • Gravity Falls
  • Jessie
  • Madison High (pilot)

What’s New (TV Movies)?

  • Frenemies (TV movie)
  • Geek Charming (TV movie)

What’s Renewed?

  • Good Luck Charlie (season 2 airing/in production; TV movie coming in 2011)
  • Phineas and Ferb (season 3 airing/in production; TV movie coming in 2011)
  • Shake It Up (season 1 airing)
  • Sonny With A Chance (renamed So Random!) – not mentioned during upfront, but season 3 is currently in production

What’s Gone?

  • The Suite Life on Deck (1 episode unaired; TV movie premieres March 25)
  • Wizards of Waverly Place (final season still airing; second TV movie coming in 2011)

Disney XD
Upfront presentation: March 16 in NYC

What’s New?

  • Kickin’ It
  • Motorcity (winter 2012 launch)
  • Tron: Uprising (10 episode micro-series in winter 2012, full series in fall 2012)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man

What’s Renewed?

  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (season 2 premieres April 30)
  • Pair of Kings (season 1 still airing, season 2 in production)

What’s Unknown?

  • Jimmy Two-Shoes (season 2 currently airing)
  • Kid vs. Kat (season 2 currently airing)
  • Naruto: Shippuden (currently airing)
  • Zeke and Luther (season 3 currently airing)

What’s Gone?

Disney Junior
Upfront presentation: March 16 in NYC

What’s New?

  • 7D (pilot)
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Minnie Bow-Toons (short form series)
  • Oki’s Oasis
  • Sofia the First (special and pilot)

What’s Renewed?

  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates (season 2 announced)

Cartoon Network
First upfront presentation: March 23 in NYC
Upcoming upfront presentation: March 31 in LA

What’s New (TV Series)?

  • The Amazing World of Gumball (premieres May 9 at 7:30pm ET/PT)
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Lego Ninjago
  • Level Up (full TV series premieres spring 2012)
  • The Looney Tunes Show (premieres May 3 at 8pm ET/PT)
  • New Ben 10 Series [Title TBD]
  • The Problem Solverz (premieres April 4 at 8:45pm ET/PT)
  • RedaKai: Conquer the Kairu
  • Secret Mountain Fort Awesome (premieres summer 2011)
  • ThunderCats
  • Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

What’s New (Specials/Movies)?

  • Hall of Game Awards
  • Level Up (TV movie premieres fall 2011)

What’s Renewed?

  • Adventure Time
  • Bakugan
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
  • Casper’s Scare School
  • Destroy Build Destroy
  • Dude, What Would Happen?
  • The Garfield Show
  • Generator Rex
  • Hero: 108
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
  • Johnny Test
  • MAD
  • Pokémon
  • Regular Show
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

What’s Gone?

  • Sym-Bionic Titan (series finale airs April 9 at 9:30am ET/PT)
  • Tower Prep

What’s Unknown?

  • Beyblade: Metal Masters (new series of 51 episodes and follow-up to Metal Fusion series, but unknown if Cartoon Network will air it since it wasn’t listed with other returning series)

The Hub
First upfront presentation: March 24 in NYC
Upcoming upfront presentations: March 29 in Chicago; March 31 in LA

What’s New?

  • The Aquabats Super Show
  • Blythe Loves The Littlest Pet Shop (working title)
  • Clue (miniseries)
  • The Game of Life
  • Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters (working title)
  • Majors & Minors (working title)
  • Rescue Bots (working title)
  • Scrabble Showdown
  • Secret Millionaire’s Club (series of specials)
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

What’s Renewed?

  • The Adventures of Chuck & Friends
  • Animal Mechanicals
  • Dan Vs.
  • Family Game Night
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Pound Puppies
  • R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series
  • Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures
  • Transformers Prime
  • The WotWots

What’s Gone?

  • G.I. Joe Renegades
  • Hubworld
  • Pictureka!

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