After a nearly three-year hiatus, the popular animated series “The Boondocks” is set to return to TV in the New Year, its creator Aaron McGruder said.
According to Vibe.com, the cartoonist took to his Twitter page on Christmas Day, revealing news that a third season of the series will air in early 2010.
“Finally got an airdate for Season 3,” McGruder wrote (@AaronMcGruder). “Not sure if I’m allowed to put it out yet, so I’ll just say you got about three months! Merry Xmas!!”
The popular-yet-controversial comic strip-turned-cartoon debuted in 2005 on the Cartoon Network and ran for two seasons before its lengthy hiatus.
The show received criticism for its heavy use of the word “n****”, but McGruder defended its use arguing that the “large-scale usage of the word provides the show with a level of realism,” says Wikipedia.
During the second season of “The Boondocks”, two episodes were banned without any official word from the network. According to reports, the banned episodes were heavily critical of BET. A source told HipHopDX at the time that BET had been pressured Sony (the studio behind The Boondocks) to ban the episodes and threatened legal action. Cartoon Network publicly stated that “…neither Turner nor Adult Swim were contacted by BET.” Two episodes were eventually included in the Season 2 DVD release.
No official word when Season 3 is set to air. Below is a clip of one of the shows.