Fans of DC Nation on Cartoon Network expecting to see new episodes of shows like Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series as well as DC Nation shorts starring characters like Amethyst will have to wait longer than they originally anticipated. Although new episodes were originally slated to return on the network October 13th, 2013; it seems they have been pushed back to January of next year. The question is, why?
The first question that comes to mind is whether or not production on these episodes have been completed. The fact that new episodes of both Young Justice and Green lantern were pushed to both iTunes and Amazon before quickly being pulled off both sites is indicative that they are, in fact, completed. So why the delay? Are these shows not popular enough? Is DC animation planning on ending these series?== TEASER ==
If you've been a fan of the Young Justice animated cartoon from the start you may have noticed the sporadic release of new episodes all along, so the fact that there wasn't any new programming as previously indicated by Cartoon Network wasn't altogether that surprising. In fact, this isn't the first time that Young Justice fans have gone several months without a new episode mid-season. Some fans question whether the decision to pull the new programming is due to the appearance of characters like Stephanie Brown who aren't presently in the comics, however that reasoning seems unlikely since there are several characters that appear on the television show that aren't currently in the comics (Miss Martian is a great example, and Tim Drake as Robin is another). The decision to push back the release of these new episodes to January 2013 might have more to do with the release of two upcoming animated cartoons that will be added to the DC Nation block: Teen Titans Go! and Beware The Batman. Perhaps Cartoon Network wants to coincide the release of new Young Justice and Green Lantern episodes with the launch of their two new cartoon series.
Whatever the case may be as to why the release of these shows has been pushed back remains to be seen. What we do know is that producers of the respective shows as well as fans of the cartoons aren't too happy. What do you think is the reason why the new episodes were pushed to January, 2013? Are you disappointed that we will have to wait so long for the new season? Are you looking forward to