Toon net Oks series based on aud votes

'Billy & Mandy' beats out 'Robot,' 'Longhair' to get greenlight

NEW YORK — Cartoon Network, caught up in the heat of a presidential election year, has chosen to greenlight its newest series based on the votes of cable and satellite viewers.

The finalists boiled down to three pilots, scheduled during a 53-hour, all-original-programming “Big Pick Weekend” this past Friday through Sunday. Winner, by a margin of more than two to one, was “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.”

Created by Maxwell Atoms, “Billy & Mandy,” which harvested 57% of the votes, is a macabre toon chronicling “the everyday trials and mishaps of childhood,” featuring “an immovable little girl and her dim-witted brother.”

Also-rans were “Whatever Happened to Robot Jones” (23% of the vote) and “Longhair & Dobledome” (the final 20%).

Cartoon scheduled a run of each of the three pilots over the weekend. After each run, Cartoon urged viewers to call a toll-free number with their votes or vote online at CartoonNetwork.com.

More TV

  • Jean Segura89th MLB All-Star Game in

    TV Ratings: MLB All-Star Game Holds Steady With Last Year in Early Numbers

    NEW YORK — Cartoon Network, caught up in the heat of a presidential election year, has chosen to greenlight its newest series based on the votes of cable and satellite viewers. The finalists boiled down to three pilots, scheduled during a 53-hour, all-original-programming “Big Pick Weekend” this past Friday through Sunday. Winner, by a margin […]

  • ‘CSI’ Alums Launch New Shingle Boilermaker

    ‘CSI’ Alums Launch New Shingle Boilermaker

    NEW YORK — Cartoon Network, caught up in the heat of a presidential election year, has chosen to greenlight its newest series based on the votes of cable and satellite viewers. The finalists boiled down to three pilots, scheduled during a 53-hour, all-original-programming “Big Pick Weekend” this past Friday through Sunday. Winner, by a margin […]

  • Good Place, Jack Ryan, Castle Rock

    Comic-Con TV Activations: From 'Jack Ryan' to 'The Good Place'

    NEW YORK — Cartoon Network, caught up in the heat of a presidential election year, has chosen to greenlight its newest series based on the votes of cable and satellite viewers. The finalists boiled down to three pilots, scheduled during a 53-hour, all-original-programming “Big Pick Weekend” this past Friday through Sunday. Winner, by a margin […]

  • ‘Marcella’ Producer Lands TV Rights to

    ‘Marcella’ Producer Lands TV Rights to Hot Novel ‘The Doll Factory’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    NEW YORK — Cartoon Network, caught up in the heat of a presidential election year, has chosen to greenlight its newest series based on the votes of cable and satellite viewers. The finalists boiled down to three pilots, scheduled during a 53-hour, all-original-programming “Big Pick Weekend” this past Friday through Sunday. Winner, by a margin […]

  • LeBron James Fans toss confetti to

    NBA's Media All-Stars: The Athletes Making Moves in Hollywood

    NEW YORK — Cartoon Network, caught up in the heat of a presidential election year, has chosen to greenlight its newest series based on the votes of cable and satellite viewers. The finalists boiled down to three pilots, scheduled during a 53-hour, all-original-programming “Big Pick Weekend” this past Friday through Sunday. Winner, by a margin […]

  • RightsTrade Signs Deal With Lionsgate for

    RightsTrade Signs Deal With Lionsgate for TV Programming (EXCLUSIVE)

    NEW YORK — Cartoon Network, caught up in the heat of a presidential election year, has chosen to greenlight its newest series based on the votes of cable and satellite viewers. The finalists boiled down to three pilots, scheduled during a 53-hour, all-original-programming “Big Pick Weekend” this past Friday through Sunday. Winner, by a margin […]

  • Sinclair

    Sinclair Revises Divestiture Plan to Save Tribune Merger, Denies Misleading FCC

    NEW YORK — Cartoon Network, caught up in the heat of a presidential election year, has chosen to greenlight its newest series based on the votes of cable and satellite viewers. The finalists boiled down to three pilots, scheduled during a 53-hour, all-original-programming “Big Pick Weekend” this past Friday through Sunday. Winner, by a margin […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content