So, uh, The Venture Bros. Has Been Cancelled

2020 continues to extract a heavy toll on all of us. The Venture Bros., one of the greatest television shows of all time, has been quietly cancelled. Apparently it happened months ago while creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer were working on season 8.

This is pretty shocking. The reason for the cancellation hasn’t been revealed yet, but the fact that the show took several years between seasons probably played a part. We’ve only gotten seven seasons over the course of 17 years! I have often complained that it takes too long between seasons, and it would make sense for that to bite the creators in the butt in the end.

Cartoon Network has also posted on Twitter that they hope to continue the story somewhere else. Season 7 was not the planned ending, and considering how The Venture Bros. was all about building up and pushing off stories, it sucks to lose all of that ongoing material.

The Venture Bros. was a defining show for me back during its heyday. I even cosplayed as Henchman 21 at a couple comic book conventions! So it’s sad to see it go…but we all probably should have seen this coming at some point.



About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on September 8, 2020, in Cartoons, Television and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I have mixed feelings, on the one hand if I were a tv exec and a show needed almost 20 years for less than that amount of seasons in content I would also cancel it, on the other the 8th season was going to be the last one and they were already in the writing process, at that point you might as well just see it through.

    • Right? Just give them the time! But yeah, it bugged the hell out of me that the show took so long between seasons. I’m all for the creative process taking as long as it does…but they’re making a TV show. What other shows out there need 3 to 4 years to turn around eight episodes? It’s not like the two creators have publicly been part of any other big projects that would swallow their time…though I do believe one of them had some health issues in the past year or so.

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