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The Boondocks: Animated Series Returning for Season Three

The BoondocksAfter two years away, it looks like The Boondocks, a sometimes controversial animated series, is coming back for a third season.

The Boondocks revolves around a family that has moved from the South Side of Chicago to the peaceful suburbs of Washington, DC. Young Huey Freeman (Regina King) is the narrator and voice of reason in the series, mocked by his trouble-making eight-year-old brother Riley (King) and their “Granddad” (John Witherspoon). Others in the cast include Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough, Jill Talley, Gabby Soleil, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jim Meskimen, Carl Jones, DeRay Davis, Affion Crockett, and Corey Burton.

Created by Aaron McGruder, The Boondocks was initially pitched as both a comic strip and an animated series. It was picked up as a strip and began running in newspapers in April 1999. The TV show finally made it to television in November 2005 and McGruder took a six month hiatus from the strip in March 2006 to work on it. When the time came, the creator opted not to return to the comic, preferring to focus on the TV show and other projects.

Boondocks has aired as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim timeblock and has often been criticized for its use of racial stereotypes and language. The first 15 episodes concluded their run in March 2006. The second batch of 15 began running in October 2007 and stopped in February 2008, short of running two episodes that heavily criticized BET. The episodes subsequently aired in Canada and were released on DVD.

Loyal viewers doubted that the series would ever return despite rumors that some new episodes were in the works.

Late last week, McGruder teased fans of the series with the news they’ve been waiting for. “Finally got an airdate for season 3,” he wrote. “Not sure if I’m allowed to put it out yet, so I’ll just say you got about 3 months!”

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that The Boondocks is coming back?

 

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lrharden January 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm

This show is greeaaat!!! My son and I can’t wait til the new episodes come on! That’s all I have to say about that. Keep up the good work!

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BrotherD January 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I’m very excited that “The Boondocks” are returning, definitely one of my favorite shows. I love how Aaron and his crew deal with issues that our community should be dealing with. Keep up the great work and I will definitely buy the third season when it becomes available on DVD.

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pit January 7, 2010 at 2:57 am

ive waiting a long time for this

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Andrea January 2, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I am so happy that the show is returning. I was introduced to it by my sixteen year old son and have been a fan every since and my husband who is in Iraq is a fan as well. We love it. Keep up the good work.

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Blake January 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

That is great. I love that show.

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Tracey Lewis December 31, 2009 at 8:16 pm

extemely happy they are coming back

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Carmen Benabe December 31, 2009 at 7:04 pm

it is great that Boondocks is returning! This is a wonderful series.
“There is a message in every episode that we all need to hear!!!”

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Stephanie Stewart December 31, 2009 at 7:51 am

Very happy that the Boondocks is returning!!!!! I think he does a wonderful job with the series. There is a message in every episode that we all need to hear!!! I love the show and have been a fan of the series since the comic strip, so when it came to life on television that made my day!!!! Aaron please keep on doing what you are doing! You have so many fans of your show! The show is so much more thatn just sterotypes and bad language, it’s things we need to see! I love the show and please never make us wait so long again for it!!!! Love ya!!!!! Stephanie Stewart Atlanta, GA

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