It’s official. The animated Clarence TV show has been cancelled. There will be no season four on Cartoon Network. The voice cast includes Spencer Rothbell, Tom Kenny, Sean Giambrone, Katie Crown, Roger Craig Smith, Eric Edelstein, and Grace Kaufman.
“Head of Story” Rothbell, who took over as the voice of Clarence, after creator Skyler Page departed the Cartoon Network production, confirmed season three will be the last. In a bit of good news, though, Rothbell also said that season three episodes will air into 2018. In addition, the animated TV show will have a proper TV series finale.
About Clarence | Cartoon Network
Clarence is an optimistic, spirited, lovable boy who sees the best in all things and wants to try everything. Because everything is amazing! Celebrate the best of childhood: epic dirt fights, awkward crushes, trampoline combat, sleepover pranks and secret tree forts all through the eyes of Clarence.
Clarence’s novel perspective transforms nearly any situation, however mundane, into the best day ever. No matter what happens, good or bad, nothing brings Clarence down.
Clarence shares his adventures with his remarkable group of friends and family. His two best friends include the scrappy Sumo (Tom Kenny, Adventure Time) and the cautious Jeff (Sean Giambrone, The Goldbergs). Keeping Clarence contained is the responsibility of his sassy and patient mom Mary (Katie Crown) and her laid-back boyfriend Chad (Eric Edelstein).
Set in Aberdale, a charming small-town, Clarence’s stories are inspired by the triumphs and tragedies of childhood. Although, in Clarence’s hands, these stories always veer off the main road, if not off the map entirely.
Spencer Rothbell on the Clarence TV Show Cancellation
From Spencer Rothbell:
April 5, 2017
I just wanted to address some questions about Clarence. Sadly the third season will be the last; we were not renewed past Season 3. Having said that, there are still a LOT of new episodes coming – Clarence will be premiering through 2018! Season 3 has some really cool episodes in it, including some of my favorites that we’ve ever done. Expect guest stars, callbacks, returning characters, character development, experiments with format, and other fun surprises!
Some people were concerned about the series having a proper ending, but no need to worry about that either! The season ending should serve as a proper series ending as well. Of course there will always be ideas and routes I wish we could have gotten to, but this season has some really stellar episodes that expand on the universe of the show and its characters in a fun way that we haven’t really done before.
I also wanted to say an immense thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who works/worked on the show, and to anyone who is a fan. Making a TV show is a group effort and the dedication to craft and love that went into Clarence is what makes it such a special show and experience to work on. I won’t get too sappy, but before Clarence I was living in a van down by the river, and eating clumps of dirt and old tires for sustenance, so it really means a lot to me! For real though, I was very inexperienced and I learned a ton on the show! This week will be my last Clarence voice record session, so it’ll be almost exactly 4 years of working on the show. It’s become a huge part of my life, and the crew like a second family to me. Thanks to everyone who has helped me learn and made me laugh along the way.
As for the future, I’m not sure specifically what I’ll be doing beyond more creative TV work – probably writing and voice acting, and eventually developing some pilot pitches of my own! I will try to post more about all that here when I find the time.
Until next time!
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Clarence TV show? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for season four on Cartoon Network?