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‘Amazing World of Gumball’ Gets Sixth Season on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network has greenlit a sixth season of its comedy series, The Amazing World of Gumball. Produced in the U.K. and Germany, the family sitcom, which combines live action with animation, is in its fourth season.  

The series is created by Ben Bocquelet, executive produced by Sarah Fell and directed by Mic Graves. It features a fearless blue cat named Gumball.

Season five arrives internationally in September, and will air in the U.S. next year.

Cartoon Network says the show reached more than 165 million viewers globally in Q1 2016, and has a strong digital presence, with almost 7 million app downloads worldwide, more than 9 million Facebook fans and 8 million views on its YouTube channel this year alone.

Cartoon Network is part of Turner.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.