‘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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  1. im turning 18 right now, no matter how my friends tell me to stop watching cartoons because im older i will never stop because of the green lantern i become more addict in watching cartoon network so plssss dont stop green lantern animated seriesss

    • I’m 24, bro!!

      • i’m 22
        p.s. please bring back Green Lantern

  2. Screw them (forget green lantern) Young Justice was the best thing that happened to cartoon network since Justice League! I mean like why and to go and replace it with a sorry excuse for teen titans (the batman show is good tho) forget green lantern and teen titans go bring back the cool part of cartoon network and not these sorry excuses of crappy cartoons and don’t get me started on the live shows its called CARTOON NETWORK not jacked up disney.

    • I agree! Have the shows now are junky. I love the young justice and I don’t want it to be discontinued. I’m 14 and I love shows like the young justice , X-man , Spider man, ect. SailorMoon is at the top of my list but I hope they still make more episodes.

  3. Bring back Young Justice and get rid of Teen Titans Go.

    • Bring dack young justice

  4. Bring back young justice that show was a hit and the way I ended you have 2 have season 3

  5. YJ is the best thing thats ever happened to cartoon network,cancelling the show will just make everything Lame for Years!!!Please Continue YJ,I have both seasons and the fact that Darkseide was shown,I was so Eager to get season 3!!!

  6. Samurai Jack,Megas XLR,Young justice.

    WTF is wrong with Cartoon network cancelling good cartoon shows and replacing them with crappy ones ?

    Like who cares about stupid teen titans Go or ben 10 ? like screw them !

  7. The only show I even watch on Cartoon Network anymore is Young Justice! Everything else has seriously gone to crap. I’m 20 years old and all I used to watch was Cartoon Network, but all the new shows are disgusting. I thought Young Justice meant they were going back to the old stuff. This is very disappointing.

  8. I just don’t understand why CN cancelled young justice!It was a amazing show!!! I want to see MORE! I still got my hopes up that it will return one day.

    • They cancelled it because it had too large of a female following. That’s right, not only was a great show cancelled, it was cancelled because of b******* sexism.

  9. And Aqualads in charge again, Nightwings cool but, Aqualad spent last season either in a coma or deep cover, it’d be cool to see him in the lead again. If nothing more than to explain KidFlash and bring him back, it’d be truly sad to think that even as an adult he never switches gears to be as powerful as flash before he dies even, nahhh, that can’t be so, he was a beast as a kid as an adult he should have grown to be as fast as Flash, He should come back and faster than both Flash and Impulse, at least for some amount of time like Thing and Torch when they get all cosmic and Thing gets even rockier. Walk around being examined all translucent like a throwback to the yellowish reddish see-thru speedforce walmart exclusive figure. I never got that one for my son, but, if they did that I would.

  10. Support the cause…pick up the
    “Young Justice Legacy”,
    for whichever game system, I did.

  11. Why is it, that the two BEST shows are getting canceled, but one of the worst shows(in my opinion) gets to stay?! Please bring back Green Lantern and Young Justice because those were my favorite shows, and shows that a lot of people actually LIKED. I mean, I could live without Green Lantern, but CN left Young Justice(one of the best shows ever no less) in such a cliffhanger, it’s outrageous for them to cancel the show, and not cancel one that is really bad and not really liked by a whole lot of people. I mean, Teen Titans Go, got a 5.4, and Young Justice got an 8.4, which shows that Young Justice is more liked than Teen Titans.

  12. All the cartoon stations are doing this. Replacing old fashion cartoons with idiotic and realistic cartoons. Nothing but learning stupid bad hobbies and feeding children with sh*t. I’m only 15, but literally i stop watching cartoons when they added dumb ass shows on to these stations. Even Disney is getting out of hand with stupid and idiotic shows. YJ is up their on my list with Transformers the animated series. I love YJ cause it brings new stories with the same style of the older shows. CN should learn that almost every person that commented loves Young Justice. That should be proof to keep it on the channel.

  13. I dont give a s*** about stupid Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go, we all want Young Justice back with new season,why CN cancel such a good show and replace with b****** like those ugly cartoon i dont even get it so pleas CN give YJ back to us with brand new season!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Young Justice was amazing! And cancelling it on a cliffhanger? You know how nerds feel about closure! Stop shooting yourselves in the foot! DC is so obsessed with being equal to Marvel they make the stupidest decisions. Like:
    1. Do not make another Batman cartoon. Batman the Brave and the Bold was great. It made Batman a complete bad@$$, and introduced us to almost every character in the DC universe. It also did not overstay its welcome. Making another Batman with new animation isn’t going to do anything.
    2. Teen Titans Go is the stupidest idea ever! You may think its good. But people love the original! That’s what they want. Not a ripoff.
    Get off the laughing gas, put down the kryptonite, and realize your mistakes!

  15. This is ridiculous,Ma favorite shows cancel,beside I always wanna see A krptonian,Cancellin young justice and Green lantern isn’t Cool and I’m sure its nt Gud for Business!4!

  16. Hi Dear Hoping to return to Green Lantern

  17. yes im a marvel fan BUT IM ENRAGED that young justice and Green lantern is cancelled!!!!!!!
    I REFUSE to watch anything of this lineup unless those 2 shows come back!!!!

    I watched marvel because of the personal stuff they made into th characters
    I was watching young justice and GL because of the personal stuff thatwas happening

    LIke Razor is going to become a blue lantern!!!

    I watch shows that give emotion NOT a LAUGH!!!

    Till these shows are back I REFUSE to WATCH this time slot and these 2 new shows AT ALL!!!

  18. Please bring back Green Latern: Animated series. It left off so well. It was going even more better!! I just watched the whole season in 2 days on netflix. I loved it so much. Please continue the series. I beg of you. You know you will have one great supporter if you do bring it back. I know there is still hope for you guys to bring it back. So please do so. Thank you for your time

  19. I watched all of young justice in a period of one week. its safe to say that afterwards when i found out that it had been canceled, i was majorly pissed. why replace something as good as young justice with something as crappy as teen titans go?! I’ve watched ttg and it can never measure up to the previous teen titans or any other action show. BRING BACK YOUNG JUSTICE!!!!!!!

  20. It’s really sad, i loved Green Lantern, it was really well made and had a nice story.

    And FYI, I am 32, and I still love a good quality cartoon :)

    • 32 here to, mom of a 6 year old, I got hoocked on GL beacuse my son was watching it, I got so hoocked that I watched both seasons in a week, its so sad to finally find a quality cartoon to watch and find out that it was cancelled.

  21. This is sad, how cartoon network always kills off there best shows, they did the same with “Ben 10″ i love the teenage ben 10 that looked like justice league, now they replaced it with this dumb stupid korky version that’s embarrassing, every time that show comes on i turn the channel, i will not be watching cartoon network until they bring back Young justice, Ben 10 Ultimate alien, and green lantern. Cartoon network is dead to me now.

  22. PLEASE bring back Young Justice show was ssooo amazing it actually had a good plot and storyline. And each episode had a good climax and contribution to the overall story!!! But most importantly it was a great cartoon that made me feel like a kid again and live in the DC universe unlike the other junky cartoon shows. Please bring back Young Justice!!!

  23. So cartoon network airs some of the worst cartoons I have ever seen in my life I am 23 and the green lantern series I just watched on Netflix then saw there was only 1 season and that they canceled it because toys didn’t sell. Well I believe that TV series was way better then many of the cartoons they have on now. All the teen justice league and all that. I believe they should bring back the green lantern TV series it was one of my favorite cartoons I have ever watched. People can say I’m to old but yeah for some things I am but I will watch certain cartoons that I enjoy and I’m just saying with all the junk they have aired for years and years finally a good show I find and then come to find out only one season i was disappointed and i think many other are as well i have seen many forums with people wanting the green lantern series back.

  24. I can’t believe that CN went and cancelled arguably the best animated series ever, yes I’m talking about YOUNG JUSTICE. I began watching this show half-way through last year and was hooked from the beginning. Not only did it portray the heroes perfectly, but also included realistic teenage drama, awesome action, fantastic artistry and script along with romance! What more could you ask for in a ‘cartoon’. I cannot understand how after acquiring so many dedicated fans CN can shut down this show due to lack of toy sales. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!!! They left the end season 2 hanging as the new villain “I won’t say who for spoiler reasons” came into play, what the heck were you thinking CN. I now refuse to watch CN unless they are playing Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider man or Ben 10 (the original), which by the way were all cancelled or replaced with crappy kiddy versions that make me cringe. My three favorite TV series all ruined, so thank you CN, I think that most people would agree that you have failed in your job and if I could fire you all I would.

    Bring back Young Justice, it’s not too late!!!!!

  25. Two Words —- “Young Justice”

    T_T Season three pleaseee……….

  26. I’m sorry, what “interesting premise” is there in “Teen Titans Go!”? It’s a shoddy imitation of the original Teen Titans series. It is not even close to a replacement for Young Justice. :(