Television

The Regular Show to end after season 8

Cartoon Network’s hit series ‘The Regular Show’ has crafted eight popular seasons, but the Emmy Award-winning hit is coming to an end. The show, which is from creator and executive producer JG Quintel, will enter its final season this fall.

Last season’s massive cliffhanger ripped The Park from earth and took Mordecai, Rigby and the gang with it. Season eight will now take place entirely in outer space. The final season will start Septemver 26 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network with new episodes airing weeknights through January 2017.

The series debuted back in 2010, and follows the the lives of best friends and groundskeepers Mordecai (voiced by JG Quintel) and Rigby (voiced by William Salyers) whose lazy afternoon escapades are interrupted by misadventures with their gang of friends. Season eight will present the ultimate intergalactic battle of good versus evil as Mordecai and Rigby are joined by Pops, Benson, Muscle Man (all voiced by Sam Marin) and Skips (voiced by Mark Hamill).

“From JG’s original pitch on post-it notes, through eight successful seasons and more than 250 episodes produced, Regular Show has been one of the most original animated series of this generation creating indelible characters and signature comedy mayhem laced with heart,” said Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher. “Our sincere thanks to this talented crew and cast for their incredible dedication, and I’m proud that they all agreed to go up in space together for one hilarious final journey.”

Quintel added: “Making Regular Show has been so much fun. We got to tell all of the stories we wanted to tell, and making the choice to go out exactly how we want to go out. We’re so proud and excited for people to see how we’re wrapping things up in a big, big way. We’re bringing everything full circle.”

Regular Show began as a project by Quintel during his time as a student at CalArts, and was the first series to be greenlit from Cartoon Network Studio’s award-winning Artists Program in 2008. One of the studio’s longest-running series, Regular Show won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program in 2012 for “Eggscellent,” and has been nominated for five Emmys since its debut. The series also spawned a feature-length film, Regular Show: The Movie, which premiered on Cartoon Network in 2015.