‘Young Justice’ and ‘Green Lantern’ Canceled by Cartoon Network?

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Even in an age rich with comic book adaptations, superheroes aren’t always a sure thing. This is even truer on television, where a serialized format might best complement comics’ source material. Even if a such a show gains a fervent cult following on the Internet, flagging ratings can sink even the most faithful and beloved televised versions of popular characters.

The time has may have come once more for the axe to fall on two such superhero television series: the animated Green Lantern and Young Justice, currently showing as part of Cartoon Network’s DC Nation Saturday morning cartoon block. A press release by Cartoon Network highlighting its upcoming year of programming tellingly omits Young Justice and Green Lantern from its list of returning shows, indicating strongly that both series will conclude at the end of the current season.

While the Cartoon Network press release does not directly state that Young Justice and Green Lantern have been canceled, their absence from its lineup is telling. Moreover, the release specifically highlights two new DC Comics-based series set to begin airing as part of DC Nation on Saturdays – Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman. With these two shows slotted to begin next season, the departure of Lantern and Justice only makes sense.

Though Young Justice‘s cancellation has yet to be confirmed by its showrunners, it looks as if Green Lantern is definitely going the way of the dodo. Series producer Giancarlo Volpe acknowledged the end of the series via Twitter this afternoon. Volpe was muted in his announcement, fielding fan questions and confirming that all completed episodes of Green Lantern will air.

This is dismaying news for fans of both canceled series, which have gained decent followings during the previous year. However, it’s not particularly surprising – the entire DC Nation block was bumped from Saturdays in October and placed on a hiatus that only recently ended. This move presaged to many that the programming block might see some serious retooling in the near future.

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Though DC Comics fans may be irritated that these animated adaptations are on the way out, the incoming Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! seem set to fulfill similar functions as Green Lantern and Young Justice, respectively. Beware the Batman is set to become the first CG-animated Batman adaptation and will apparently focus on aspects of the hero’s mythos that have gone largely unexplored by previous iterations. Teen Titans Go! is a quasi-continuation of the rather popular Teen Titans cartoon series that aired on Cartoon Network in the mid-2000s; this version appears to lean more toward comedy than action and adventure.

As with any television series cancellation, a period of angry mourning has already begun for both Young Justice and Green Lantern. Thousands of fans have taken to the Internet’s favorite mode of attempting to press for change and/or maintaining the status quo: a petition to reinstate the series for new episodes. However, with next season’s DC Nation block already carved out, these pleas will likely fall on deaf ears. DC Comics fans will have to decide whether the cancellations are enraging enough to forego the interesting premises of the new DC Nation shows waiting in the wings.

Green Lantern and Young Justice will continue to air Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation through the end of the current season.

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Source: Cartoon Network [via Comic Book Resources]

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  1. Please, please ! Bring’em back !
    Why ? Because those shows were quality programs in a TV world where children programs are exclusively directed to children ! And not even that ! Both shows made me laugh, cry and feel powerfull emotions !
    I cried when (SPOILER ALERT) Kid Flash died and when Artemis had to tell his parents. I felt so much sadness when Aya got rejected ! And I laughed, and got angry, and cheered through the whole series !
    Both shows were brilliantly executed, with great characters, plot lines, and twists ! (Even the romance bits wern’t too sappy !)
    Young Justice was the re-birth of the League, and it was so good : I loved the fact the teens wern’t depicted as most stereotypes show them.
    Green Lantern T.A.S, although in CG, was fresh, new, and such a good story !
    Why cancel them, and replace them by a feeble attempt to bring back old series ?

    Bring back Green Lantern (I really want to know if Razer managed to find Aya !), bring back Young Justice (What is going to happen with Appokolips ?) !

    Signed : a 20 y/o female, who hopes that the shows wern’t really cancelled becaue of sexisme

    • am so not happy about what is going on with my favorite cartoons, please they should do something about it, especially green lantern series, its one of the best cartoon series have ever watched

      • YES INDEED THESE 2 CARTOONS SHOULD BE ON THE AIR IT GIVES US IMANGINATION AND EMOTIONS TO USE AND WE ARE VERY CERTIAN THAT WE DO NOT NEED A REMAKE OF THEM LIKE TEEN TITANS GO WE NEED YOUNG JUSTICE AND GREEN LANTERN SO PLEASE DONT INGNORE USE.PLUSE IF THOSE SHOWS WAS REALLY POPULAR AND THERE IS MORE FANS THAN ANY OTHER SHOWS YOU MAKE THEN WHY SHUT IT DOWN WE FANS RESPECT AND HONOR THOSE 2 SHOWS AND WE RESPECT AND HONOR YOU FOR MAKING THE SHOWS SO DONT LET US LOSE RESPECT AND HOPE THE 2 SHOWS. SINCERLY,A BIG FAN

      • YES INDEED THESE 2 CARTOONS SHOULD BE ON THE AIR IT GIVES US IMANGINATION AND EMOTIONS TO USE AND WE ARE VERY CERTIAN THAT WE DO NOT NEED A REMAKE OF THEM LIKE TEEN TITANS GO WE NEED YOUNG JUSTICE AND GREEN LANTERN SO PLEASE DONT INGNORE USE.PLUSE IF THOSE SHOWS WAS REALLY POPULAR AND THERE IS MORE FANS THAN ANY OTHER SHOWS YOU MAKE THEN WHY SHUT IT DOWN WE FANS RESPECT AND HONOR THOSE 2 SHOWS AND WE RESPECT AND HONOR YOU FOR MAKING THE SHOWS SO DONT LET US LOSE RESPECT AND HOPE THE 2 SHOWS. SINCERLY,A BIG FAN

  2. PLEASE bring back Young Justice! I was so into this season. I didn’t know Kid died. That sucks. But anyway I hate watching these stupid shows they call entertainment. Young Justice was a great way to introduce the new generation of Super Heroes.

  3. 1ugghhhhhh noooooo!……. i have loved being able to watch these shows! they were so rich in emotion and i enjoyed watching every bit of them!!!!!!! ugh i cried when Artemis fake died and when m’gann fried kalder’ahm’s brain and when aya and razer had their moments!!!!!! hal was even in young justice!!!!! bring them back!!!!!!!!!! i dont want teen ‘titans go’ or ‘beware the batman’!!! i want ‘young justice’ and ‘green lantern’!!!

  4. its like they dont even care about what we say or do we need to be heard some how if its online or out in the open we all respect YJ AND GL AND THEM FOR MAKING THE 2 POPULAR CARTOONS BUT IT GONE LONG ENOUGH THEY NEED TO MAKE A DECITION IF THEY ARE BRINGING IT BACK OR NOT BUT THEY NEED TO TELL USS FANS WHO BEEN BEGING TO KEEP THE SHOW AND WE ALL DESERVE THE A ANSWER NOW ON TV ,ONLINE , OR OUT IN THE OPEN JUST WE NEED A ANSWER IF THEY LIKE IT OR NOT.

  5. HOW DO WE EVEN KNOW WALLY DIED YHA SHUR WE SEEN HIM DISAPIRE BUT NO REMAINS OF IS BODY WHAT IF HE WAS SENT TO ANOTHER DEMENTION BUT RIGHT KNOW ALL WE KNOW HE IS DIED. ANY WAYS SOME DAY I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE MY OWN TV SHOW JUST LIKE YOUNG JUSTICE I EVEN HAVE GREAT IDEAS SOMTHING THAT NO WRITTER REALLY WRITES ABOUT PROBLY THEY HAVE BUT SO FAR WHAT I HAVE WATCH ITS A NO.LIKE MY OWN CHARACTERS ,TOWN , AND EPISODES BUT TO BAD IM NOT A WRITTER,DERECTOR IM ONLY 11 YEARS OLD WITH A BIG IMAGINATION IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR A FEW IDEAS SUBMIT COMMENT K

  6. WE FANS WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING FOR YOUNG JUSTICE AND GREEN LANTERN INLESS IF IT BEEN AROUND 2 YEARS THEN WE KNOW R ANSWER IS NO WE ARE NOT BRINGING IT BACK AND THE 2 YEARS THIN STARTS NOW WE WILL BEG WE WILL NOT STOP BUGING THEM UNTIL THEY LET US HAVE WHAT WE WANT BECAUSE THIER IS STILL HOPE FOR ARE 2 POPULAR ANIMATED TV SHOWS SOME DAY THEY WILL GIVE IN UNTIL THEN WE FIGHT. P.S. WE WILL WIN THIS FIGHT THEIR IS MORE LOVERS THAN HATERS >:D

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  8. Teen Titans Go was an expected flop, and what’s even more irritating is that they got rid of these two amazing series, not to mention with characters with so much emotion and well, character, to make way for what is supposed to be “funny” and “lighthearted”. Another great series that was ended was Teen Titans, the original. It was really sad to see the characters from one of my favorite television shows, be completely “dumbed down” for a younger audience. All in all, screw you Cartoon Network

  9. Teen Titans Go was an expected flop, and what’s even more irritating is that they got rid of these two amazing series, not to mention with characters with so much emotion and well, character, to make way for what is supposed to be “funny” and “lighthearted”. Another great series that was ended was Teen Titans, the original. It was really sad to see the characters from one of my favorite television shows, be completely “dumbed down” for a younger audience. All in all, screw you Cartoon Network.

  10. Let’s see interesting characters, smart plots, romances that didn’t make you gag with their ridiculousness…

    Of course it’s going to be canceled! Gotta make room for cheaper and quicker shows. Seriously, why are we even surprised nowadays?

  11. I love young justice! Even if I’m not a kid, I still enjoy a good superhero show. I think cancelling it, would be very stupid. Very, very stupid. I hate teen titans go! It’s sucks. Please, don’t cancel young justice!!! I don’t care about green lantern. I hate that type of animation.

  12. Ok BEWARE the batman is cool titans go is a poor substitute for young justice or the show it was based on and should be flushed with all the rest of the dumped down shows

  13. You Cartoon Network people are so dumb green lantern and young justice was great why don’t yah cancel beware of batman that’s why I stop watching Cartoon Network cus yah are doing the worst job ever canceling popular shows that we fan like

  14. I hate Cartoon Network they all so stupid

  15. They better air young justice thats a good show plus qat gives people the right to stop a good as show shame on them damlast episode on season one made it exciting please air the show young justice

  16. ANY ONE WANTING THESE SHOWS TO COME BACK PETITION NETFLIX NETFLIX IS KNOWN FOR PICKING UP THESE KIND OF THINGS IF ENOUGH INTEREST IS SHOWN IF YOU DONT HAVE NETFLIX GET IT ITS ALREADY ON THERE AND THE MORE PEOPLETHAT GIVE IT VIEWS THE MORE NETFLIX WILL BE INTERESTED.

  17. Bring back young justice the show everyone still watches though the internet. In my opinion it was better then the first teen titian series and the justice league way better bring back I wanna know about the lights plan with lex Luther and war world!!

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