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[04/22/13 - 09:38 AM]
Cartoon Network Gets Juiced Up for a Second Season of "Annoying Orange"
Upcoming guest voices include Dave Grohl, Kylie Minogue, Kellan Lutz, Olivia Munn, Rainn Wilson and Al Yankovic.

[via press release from Cartoon Network]

Cartoon Network Gets Juiced Up for a Second Season of "Annoying Orange"

Hit Series Returns Thursday, May 16 with More Outlandish Adventures and Star Studded Line-up of Guest Voices

With one highly-rated season under its refrigerator belt, the multi-platform sensation Annoying Orange is ready to kick-off a second season of antics on Cartoon Network, Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT). Across its freshman season, Annoying Orange averaged close to two million viewers for all premiere episodes* quickly becoming a ratings juggernaut. Now Orange, his popular produce pals, and Nerville, the proprietor of a fruit stand (played by YouTube Sensation Toby Turner), are back with exciting new escapades and a slate of featured guest voices including Dave Grohl, Kylie Minogue, Kellan Lutz, Olivia Munn, Rainn Wilson, Al Yankovic, Gilbert Gottfried, David Cross, Jack McBrayer, Carl Edwards, Maria Menounos and Kendall Jenner.

A pioneer in its evolution, Annoying Orange expanded from a viral video to Web series, with more than one billion views, to Cartoon Network primetime. Developed and produced by leading entertainment management and production company The Collective, Dane Boedigheimer (the creator of the Annoying Orange web series) co-created the television series with Tom Sheppard (Emmy(R) Award-winning writer for Pinky and the Brain). Michael Green, Gary Binkow, Dan Weinstein, of The Collective serve as executive producers. In addition to its broadcast and online momentum, Annoying Orange has been popular in other venues, slicing merchandising deals for toys, apparel, publishing, and more. The first season of The High Fructose Adventure of Annoying Orange is also coming to DVD on May 28.

The Collective is a leading entertainment management and production company. The Collective's mission is to unlock the value of the direct relationship between artists and their fans by identifying, developing and maximizing opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of media platforms. Clients include Linkin Park, Counting Crows, Enrique Iglesias, Slash, Alanis Morisette, Godsmack, and Martin Lawrence. Based in Beverly Hills, The Collective employs a staff of more than seventy employees.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is consistently the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

*RATING PERIOD: 06/11/12 - 03/28/13

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research based on Live+7 blended with Live+ SD most current data. Rankers based on Live+SD.

NOTES: All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 115,000,000 homes.





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[05/22/15 - 01:09 PM]
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