We were devastated to hear that Cartoon Network’s UnNatural History would not be back for a second season and it looks like fans were as well.
Deadline got a chance to chat with creator Mike Werbunnatural-history-s2-thoughts about the series and found out just what would’ve happened if the show was picked up for another run. Read his note below:
“I am sorry but we have been unable to secure a second season from another network. The reasons are too tedious to get in to but thanks for loving what was. Itâ€™s nice to hear that the show I intended to make (a show that both kids, teenagers and parents could watch alone or together without ripping their eyeballs out â€” reached some people â€” even if that audience wasnâ€™t large enough to satisfy the network. Thereâ€™s some website on facebook where people hit â€œlikeâ€ to request that Warners release the season on DVD. In case you are on FB and so inclined â€“ I think itâ€™s called ‘unnatural history dvd release.’
“SEASON 2 THOUGHTS for those interested: I had planned a 2-part opener with extreme adventures involving Genghis Khanâ€™s tomb, a Mongolian death worm, Henryâ€™s disappearance in a sand storm, the rescue of a newborn camel as well as Henryâ€™s (Kevin Schmidt) parents and uncle Bryan. The rest of season 2 (upon the leads return to DC) would have covered subjects ranging from the kids finding the 18 1/2 minute gap of the Nixon/Watergate tapes, Hemingwayâ€™s lost novel, vampire finches (they really exist), a Stradivarius violin, a Native American mystery, DB Cooper, the underground railroad, etc. etc etc â€” plus a deepening of the triangular relationship between Henry, Maggie (Italia Ricci) and Jasper (Jordan Gavaris), the return of Jasperâ€™s mother from France â€” among other familial and emotional issues set against historical and scientific adventures.
“Anyway, for the handful reading this â€” wishing you all a happy, healthy 2011.
Mike Werb, creator, Unnatural History.”
IF YOU WERE THE SHOWRUNNER, what would you like to see in season two?
After just one season, Cartoon Network’s UnNatural History has been cancelled, according to Deadline.
The series, starring Kevin Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris and Italia Ricci, followed Griffin, the skilled son of globetrotting anthropologists solving the postmodern mysteries of high school.
Premiering in June, the show opened with 1.4 million viewers on Sunday nights before moving to Tuesday nights. UnNatural History was Cartoon Network’s first live-action series.
ARE YOU SAD about UnNatural History‘s cancellation?
It was all about comfort and cuteness at Variety‘s 2010 Power of Youth event late last month.
While Shailene Woodley and Victoria Justice boasted the love for their charities, cute patterns and sparkle (Josie Loren, Bella Thorne and Bailee Madison), fun jackets (Tiffany Thornton) and cute skirts (Cassie Scerbo) — everyone came out in style in the Paramount’s Streets of New York.
JJJ was impressed with Ariel Winter‘s originality and Aimee Teegarden‘s simplicity — who was your favorite?
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Italia Ricci gets dolled up in Disney’s first ever Princess, Snow White, as she arrives at the premiere of Megamind held at Mann’s Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood on Saturday afternoon (October 30).
The UnNatural History hottie, who just celebrated her 23rd birthday yesterday (October 29), was accompanied by boyfriend Robbie Amell — who went as Batman. Hmmm…maybe he didn’t want to wear the same costume twice?
Robbie wore his Prince costume the night before, celebrating Italia‘s birthday.
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Robbie Amell keeps close to girlfriend (and almost birthday girl) Italia Ricci as they attend the 2010 Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times Halloween Carnival held at Universal Studios Back Lot on Sunday afternoon (October 24).
Presented by JAKKS Cares, the carnival has raised $7 million through ticket sales over the past 17 years with proceeds going to year-round, cost-free sleep-away camp programs for children with cancer and their families.
The duo plus good friend Ashley Argota also stepped out at Variety‘s 2010 Power of Youth event at Paramount Studios in Hollywood the same day.
JJJ caught up with Robbie on the carpet and opened up about possibly making another Scooby Doo film for Cartoon Network. He shared, “There is a script, but is hasn’t been green-lighted yet. Hopefully, crossing fingers, since the ratings were so good for the second…”
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We have a ton of birthdays this week! Tons!
Not only did she tie the knot with comedian Russel Brand, but Katy Perry also celebrated her 26th birthday!
Degrassi alums Shenae Grimes and Drake share the same birthday, just three years apart.
Pretty Little Liars costars Troian Bellisario and Janel Parrish celebrate their big days this week.
Who else is celebrating birthdays this week? Olympians Sasha Cohen and Nastia Liukin, Chelan Simmons, Adrienne Bailon, Conchita Campbell (from The 4400), Lexi Ainsworth (from General Hospital), India Eisley, and our pal Italia Ricci!
Italia Ricci keeps close to boyfriend Robbie Amell as they attend the Kinect for Xbox 360 Launch Party held at a private residence in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon (October 23).
Italia, 23, just returned from a trip to Europe with her friends and JJJ can’t wait to hear all about it! We’ll be seeing both Robbie and Italia at Variety’s Power of Youth Event TODAY!
Robbie‘s newest television flick, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, brought in huge ratings and was Cartoon Networkâ€™s #1 telecast of the year! Woohoo!
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