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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

“The Boondocks” Returning to the Cartoon Network With Season 4 — But Without Creator Aaron McGruder… Does It Matter?

Boondocks Creator Aaron McGruder

Burbank, CAThe Boondocks, a popular animated series for teens and adults, is set to return to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim but creator Aaron McGruder is apparently not involved. Consequently, many fans are wondering how strong the show will be without the show’s creator behind the writing.

Scheduled to begin season four on April 21, 2014, The Boondocks is an award-winning series about two young boys from the South Side of Chicago who have been forced to live with their grandfather in California. The three main characters are brothers Huey and Riley Freeman, and their grandfather Robert Jebediah Freeman.

According to McGruder, who originally created The Boondocks as comic strip in 1996, the series is a spoof or satirical show based on his view of “Black Reality.” He is very distinct and deliberate with his portrayal of what his experience has been, and his views speak to a culture of loyal and longtime fans – both Black and white.

So why is McGruder not involved anymore?

Rumors say that he may have been booted off the show, but it seems more apparent that McGruder is busy working on another project. He is also the brainchild behind Black Jesus – another comedy series that will soon air on Adult Swim.

Television critics expect it to be as huge of a hit as The Boondocks, which by the way won an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Comedy Writing” in its third season, and also a Peabody Award for an episode whereas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. survived the 1968 attempt on his life.

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About The Cartoon Network
The Cartoon Network is an American cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. Based in Burbank, California, it was launched in 1992 as the world’s first 24-7 cartoon channel.