In addition to the return of Pretty Little Liars (as soon as season 2 ended, we were already eagerly anticipating season 3), ABC Family is gearing up for Bunheads. The story follows Michelle as she marries a man on a whim and moves to his hometown where she bonds with her new mother-in-law while teaching ballet at her dance school. We’re hoping this will fill the shoes of the now-cancelled Make It or Break It.
Unexpectedly (and much to our delight), iCarly over on Nickelodeon got picked up for another season despite rumors of the show being cancelled with Jennette McCurdy and Jerry Trainor each getting their own shows.
Nick also has a bunch of new shows coming up. Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids will be airing as a TV show on the network starting in Spring 2012. The 26 episode arc has been long-awaited – but with about another year to go before we can actually watch this, we’re happy there are more new Nick shows to fill our time.
DreamWorks’ Monsters vs. Aliens is getting the TV treatment. There aren’t a lot of details, but it will be airing starting in 2012. We’re really hoping they’ll be able to snag the original cast to voice it, but with such big names like Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogan, it’s doubtful.
Fred’s Lucas Cruikshank also got picked up for yet another show called Marvin, Marvin about a new kid in school who is actually an alien (played by Lucas). Are you excited to see Lucas do a different character than his YouTube-popular Fred?
Not to be outdone, Disney Channel also has some programming sure to get you excited. The ever-popular Bella Thorne and Zendaya show Shake It Up is getting turned into a movie. Shake It Up: Made in Japan will be a full 90-minute song and dance-filled movie event and will air on Disney Channel in August 2012. The girls are off to Japan to explore – and to pursue their dreams of becoming international dance superstars.
In another attempt to corner the market on tween boys, Disney XD has begun filming Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja and the show will air Fall 2012. The series follows Randy and his best bud as they protect their high school and the world from destruction using their ninja skillz. It’s being directed by the same guy who did Chowder and Penguins of Madagascar, so we’re pretty sure this one will be rad in every sense of the word (plus it’s about ninjas, and you can’t go wrong with ninjas).
Cartoon Network blew everyone away at their upfronts dropping names like Annoying Orange, Nick Cannon and Ben 10. All three are sure to be successes as they seem to have built in audiences. Nick Cannon’s show will be of the sketch comedy variety. We’re not sure if he’ll just be hosting like he does on America’s Got Talent or will actually be one of the sketch artists, but we can’t wait either way. And do we even need to report on what the Annoying Orange show or new Ben 10: Omniverse are all about? Probably not, we know you’re going to tune in anyway.
What new (and returning) shows are you most looking forward to this season? Let us know in the comments below!
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