Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ to End After Season 9

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Adventure Time” will end its journey in 2018, Cartoon Network announced Thursday morning.

The show officially debuted on Cartoon Network in April, 2010 and will conclude after its ninth season with a total 142 half-hour episodes.

Created by Pendleton Ward, the show follows Jake the Dog and Finn the Human through the post-apocalyptic, LSD-infused land of Ooo.

“‘Adventure Time’ was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories,” Ward said in a statement. “We tried to put into every episode something genuine and telling from our lives, and make a show that was personal to us, and that had jokes too! I’m really happy that it connected with an audience for so long. It’s a special thing, I think.”

Since its debut, “Adventure Time” has become a cult and critical favorite for its color animation, creative storytelling and quirky sense of humor. Among its many accolades are the show’s six Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award.

The announcement follows one earlier this month that one of Cartoon Network’s other most recognizable properties, “The Regular Show” will end after its eighth season.

A premiere date for “Adventure Time” Season 8 has not been set, but the show is expected to return in late 2016.