Cartoon Network announced quietly in a press release yesterday that everyone's favorite lab-grown superheroines, "The Powerpuff Girls" would be getting a rebooted series in 2016.

Here's their official blurb from the press release:

The Powerpuff Girls: Slated for a 2016 launch, ThePowerpuff Girls reboot will include an all-new television series produced by Cartoon Network Studios and a full licensing program slated to roll out across all regions. One of the network’s most enduring original series, The Powerpuff Girls, which debuted on Cartoon Network in 1998, earned two Emmy® Awards, five nominations and countless animation honors throughout its 78-episode run. The Powerpuff Girls centers on three sugar-coated superheroes -- Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup -- whose mission in life alternates between going to school, fighting crime, winning at hopscotch and saving the world before bedtime. Emmy® and BAFTA award winner Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) is on board as executive producer.

It doesn't seem as though the creator of the show, Craig McCracken is involved based on this release, though it doesn't specifically preclude his involvement either.

Just over a year ago Cartoon Network presented a redesigned "Powerpuff Girls" movie called "Dance Pantsed" that was incredibly good and I was hoping then it would turn into a series and it seems like now we get our wish.

You can read my review of that special here.

The newly rebooted "Powerpuff Girls" hits Cartoon Network in 2016.

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