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

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Cartoon Network Green Lantern Young Justice Cancelled Young Justice and Green Lantern Canceled by Cartoon Network?

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.

Cartoon Network Beware the Batman Teen Titans Go Young Justice and Green Lantern Canceled by Cartoon Network?

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.


Source: Cartoon Network [via Comic Book Resources]

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    and I’m 20 year old….

    • WHAT!?!?! Cancelled….

      Green Lantern: The Animated Series was one of the best comic cartoons in a long time (maybe since Justice League Unlimited). They could have done a Blackest Night story in a full season which could have been awesome!!

      So sad now…

  2. I love it when retards in monkey suits get to make decisions that piss me off. CN you guys seriously need to pull you head out of you posteriors and look at your fan base. You guys are becoming Irrelevant and you network is going to die. It’s your own fault, not the fans. We told you what we wanted and you didn’t listen. So reap what you sow.

  3. If them 2 good shows where canceled then these bad show will be for sure .teen titans and batman are not worth watching what a shame.

  4. It’s funny how the 2 shows that replaced GL and YJ, suck so much more than they did. By ratings alone, CN would have to bring back GL and YJ cause no one at all will be watching Beware the Batman and Go teen titans

  5. If CN canceled GL and YJ cus of ratings, then beware the Batman and go teen titans won’t last a season, that Batman is the worst adaptation of all time. If CN is smart they’ll bring back GL and YJ, they’re storyline was picking up

  6. Didn’t Young justice win an Emmy? So why is it getting cancelled?

  7. Beware the batman is a great cartoon, but CN seriously needs to make new episodes if GL & YJ

  8. :( i have been fangirling over young justice and now its cancelled? Please cartoon network, i know you like chibi style shows but some tweens like more, well tween-ish show… i’m kinda happy happy about bringing back teen titans for it was my favorite tv show as a young child, and i coped with it with new shows.. and now you guys are taking away our views. so i can’t be the only one who feels like this, but i wish you guys could maybe bring back young justice and green lantern? thank you…

  9. This paragraph is truly a nice one it helps new net viewers, who are wishing for

  10. Beware the batman is stupid plz we want young justice we love young justice plz plz plz plz plz

  11. Cancelled?
    for Beware the batman ? no no no
    cartoon network we all love green lantern and young justice please dont cancel it

  12. im agree wiht shawn If them 2 good shows where canceled then these bad show will be for sure .teen titans and batman are not worth watching what a shame.

  13. look we are four sister nina gina and lola is my sisters we all love young justice and i agree with lola Beware the batman is stupid so please
    dont cancel it cartoon network please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

  14. no please i love young justice a lot and teen titan isstupid and batman is foolish

  15. why?
    these are great cartoons im 22 years old and im whatching cartoon network these two are my favorites i hate teen titans and Beware the batman please do something

  16. Two awesome shows!! Now my son and I have nothing to watch on Sat mornings!! Bring back Young Justice and Green Lantern!!

    I’m 24 years old!
    My son 4! ✌

  17. The reason they cancelled it is even worse: TOYS. They werent selling, so they decided to axe the shows. Even worse is that their toys suck ALOT, their elbows and knees cant bend, not to mention this is supposed to be a teens show, not a childrens show.

  18. What happened to will power Cartoon Network? Your marketing group must have issues if they can not sell this outstanding product. Now, I can only hope as a blue-lantern that you may complete series in the future. Green Lantern was best cartoon since Samurai Jack!!!

  19. This is crazy. Young Justice was an incredible series. Gaining momentum as the show progressed. Easily a flawed judgement to cancel the show.

  20. Young Justice is one of the best shows I have ever watched. It can’t be cancelled just like that, especially with a cliffhanger ending! This block switch is an injustice!

  21. I dont see why they are replacing young justice with Beware of Batman and Teen Titans go. The original teen titans and Batman the brave and the bold were really great and had a good run, but they shouldn’t milk (spoil out) the series! I think young justice and green lantern should continue….I think its only fair to give them a good run after all they were popular enough.

  22. I can not believe you canceled Young Justice. It had a great story line and actually revealed some of the back stories of the older hero’s. Please bring back Young Justice!! I am an adult that loves to watch this show. I also bought all the seasons in DVD. THERE is your money at work. I miss this and also Tron Uprising was a wonderfully written and animated show. I no longer have an animated show to look forward to watching.


  24. I really really really really really loved YJ. Why the heck can’t they bring it back?!?!? I hate Cartoon Network for cancelling it!!!!

  25. Ugh young justice was so good… Now instead of that, here’s ANOTHER batman show and a ripoff version of teen titans… Like CN will make more money off those shows than young justice

  26. why did they have to cancel the shows…..I mean YJ was doing just fine, there could be more seasons…..they wanted to cancel the show in the climax of the story…..

  27. Young Justice got the boot because they were scared the fans was gonna like the characters better than Justice League. Young Justice storyline was the bomb.

  28. .gl needs to come up again. You left us in suspense with razor.

    • I know! Why did they cancel Green Lantern the Animated Series??? It was one of the best shoes ever, and they cancelled it because of TOYS?!?!?!? This is not a “kids” show, and that’s what I like about it, a show that isn’t a show with “happy endings” or “funny characters”, this show has comedy,suspense and so much action! I say this show should not belong in CN, and instead something like Adult Swim or something, and BTB (beware the batman) is not going to make more money than Green Lantern the Animated Series, ever. And I watched a couple of eps of YJ, and it was actually really good, wonderful storyline, characters and more! And you’re right, they souls make another season to tell us what happened with razer and aya and Hal & killowog

  29. About time. YJ and GL were boring and not interesting in the least.