Fans of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice: Invasion! can officially resume setting their DVRs/alarm clocks. Cartoon Network’s DC Nation programming block will return at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Saturday, January 5 after a nearly three month hiatus that hit unexpectedly back in October. In addition to the usual dose of original animated shorts, the block will presumably host the GL episode, “Steam Lantern,” along with the YJ episode, “Before the Dawn.”Both episodes were briefly available on iTunes in accordance with their originally intended October 14 airdates, before being pulled and rescheduled. Fans were surprised when Cartoon Network cut off the shows just a few weeks into their respective second seasons, and confused when CN offered consolation rather than explanation on Twitter on October 13. No official info regarding the purpose behind the hiatus has been given, leading fans to speculate about the future of each series and DC Nation in general. With the new CG animated Beware The Batman on the way and only an hour-long programming block currently available, something may eventually have to give, or at least be reorganized.
From the Cartoon Network blog:
It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for! DC Nation returns to Cartoon Network January, 5 2013 with new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice: Invasion! And don’t forget about those awesome, original animated shorts. The holidays are coming early. Treat yourself to a new episode of New Teen Titans!
You can watch DC Nation’s latest New Teen Titans short, “Titanimal Kingdom,” (which CN says is new on its blog, but has been online for about a month, just in case you’ve already seen it) below: