“Annoying Orange” is back for a second season premiering May 16 on Cartoon Network.
With one highly-rated season under its refrigerator belt, the multi-platform sensation Annoying Orange is ready to kick-off a second season of antics on Cartoon Network, Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT). Across its freshman season, Annoying Orange averaged close to two million viewers for all premiere episodes quickly becoming a ratings juggernaut. Now Orange, his popular produce pals, and Nerville, the proprietor of a fruit stand (played by YouTube Sensation Toby Turner), are back with exciting new escapades and a slate of featured guest voices including Dave Grohl, Kylie Minogue, Kellan Lutz, Olivia Munn, Rainn Wilson, Al Yankovic, Gilbert Gottfried, David Cross, Jack McBrayer, Carl Edwards, Maria Menounos and Kendall Jenner.
A pioneer in its evolution, Annoying Orange expanded from a viral video to Web series, with more than one billion views, to Cartoon Network primetime. Developed and produced by leading entertainment management and production company The Collective, Dane Boedigheimer (the creator of the Annoying Orange web series) co-created the television series with Tom Sheppard (Emmy Award-winning writer for Pinky and the Brain). Michael Green, Gary Binkow, Dan Weinstein, of The Collective serve as executive producers. In addition to its broadcast and online momentum, Annoying Orange has been popular in other venues, slicing merchandising deals for toys, apparel, publishing, and more. The first season of The High Fructose Adventure of Annoying Orange is also coming to DVD on May 28.
The Collective is a leading entertainment management and production company. The Collective’s mission is to unlock the value of the direct relationship between artists and their fans by identifying, developing and maximizing opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of media platforms. Clients include Linkin Park, Counting Crows, Enrique Iglesias, Slash, Alanis Morisette, Godsmack, and Martin Lawrence. Based in Beverly Hills, The Collective employs a staff of more than seventy employees.
Source: Cartoon Network
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.