There’s a lot of buzz about the spin-off Marvel’s “Steven Universe,” but the real star of the show, which premieres Monday night on NBC at 9:30 p.m.
ET, is the animated comedy Steven Universe.
The show is the brainchild of creator Rebecca Sugar, who is a huge fan of the beloved cartoon, and it’s a refreshingly serious take on the characters and the world they live in.
“It’s really a family show,” says Sugar.
“We’re a family, we’re all adults and we’re adults at heart.
We’re all trying to figure out how to do something that’s fun and that’s interesting and make a good story.
We just like making fun of ourselves.
And Steven Universe, it’s the perfect story.”
Steven Universe has an even bigger fanbase online, thanks to its high-profile cast and fan base, but its biggest fan base may be the animated series it spawned, which launched on Cartoon Network in 2014.
That series is now in its 17th season, and the show is still going strong.
But that’s not where the success of the animated show ends.
The animated series, which was a breakout hit on Cartoon network and has spawned an entire animated series series on Disney XD, has been nominated for four Emmys, including best animated series.
“Steven is really important to us because we have an incredibly loyal fan base,” says Melissa K. Buckland, executive vice president of original content at Disney XD.
“And Steven’s really fun to make and fun to watch and so we wanted to make a show that was just really good for a wide audience and for our fans.
And that’s why we’re so excited to bring Steven to the next stage of our journey, which is the Disney XD family.
We think it will resonate with a younger audience.”
Disney XD has made a name for itself as a premium entertainment brand for children.
The network has been a staple in the children’s television market, with shows like “G.I. Joe” and “Bob’s Burgers,” as well as Disney’s new streaming service “HGTV.”
Disney has even developed a huge following among adults.
According to Nielsen data, adults 18-49 accounted for roughly two-thirds of viewers watching “Steven,” which is about three times as much as its younger sibling “Bob.”
But Steven Universe hasn’t been the only Disney-branded show that has thrived on Disney’s network.
“The Lion King,” which aired on Disney Channel from 2011 to 2017, was one of the top-rated children’s shows on Disney, earning more than one million viewers in a single night.
In 2016, Disney XD launched a new show, “Cinderella,” starring the voice talent of Kermit the Frog.
The “Disney Universe” shows have also attracted millions of fans through merchandise, merchandise, and merchandise sales, according to Disney.
“If you look at the merchandising that has been made on these shows and what the audience has been getting from these shows, it is just phenomenal,” says Buckland.
“I don’t know if you’ve seen it yet, but if you put the kids to sleep, they are not going to leave.
That’s just what they are.”
In addition to being a successful series on Cartoon, “Steven” and other animated shows have been nominated several times for best animated program at the Emmys.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the highest-rated series on “The Emmys,” and in 2016, “Iron Fist” won best animated feature.
“Star Wars Rebels” is also one of three shows on ABC’s schedule that was nominated for best show in a children’s program.
But there are some shows that have struggled to keep up with the times.
“Lego Star Wars” has been cancelled after three seasons.
“Zootopia” has had a very tough time attracting new viewers.
“Transformers: The Last Knight” has also had a difficult time staying in the top tier of the broadcast networks.
“Frozen” has consistently been in the running for best film and best animated film, and in 2018, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” won two Emmys and the Academy Award for best picture.
“Glee” has a solid fan base online, and fans of the popular teen drama show can’t help but be excited about the show’s new direction.
“One of the things that is really interesting about this show is that it’s been kind of an experiment,” says K.J. Smith, who voices the character of Olivia on the show.
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