American fans of Young Justice and the Green Lantern series were left perplexed, bewildered, and down right angry yesterday as Cartoon Network failed to show the advertised DC Nation block. Reasons haven’t been given yet — that may take until the execs return to work on Monday. The only response that CN have given via their Facebook and Twitter feeds is that the DC Nation block will return in 2013.
The irony, at least for Young Justice, was that the episode that was about to be shown, “Before the Dawn”, was actually written as a possible hiatus episode. Over on S8, YJ Co-Producer Greg Weisman had previously posted that:
Keep in mind, this tenth episode of Season Two was plotted before we knew if we’d get the second half of the season. Once we got that pick-up, we assumed this would be our hiatus episode. Instead, we took the break after 207 (which was a great and exciting stopping point, so no complaints). But nothing changed about our story in 210. This is a significant episode on every level: plot, character and LOTS of action. Don’t miss it!
He’s actually way from his message board for a few days, but Brendon Vietti, YJ’s other Co-Producer, tweeted that:
I hate waking up to bad news.
— Brandon Vietti (@BrandonVietti) October 13, 2012
Neither he or Green Lantern Producer Giancarlo Volpe appeared to know about the bump before-hand.
One possible reason for the bump is to make way for Cartoon Network’s 20th Anniversary plans, but you really have to question why this had to happen at the last moment. 20th Anniversaries aren’t something that you’re not aware of, it’s not like they haven’t had 20-years to plan for it.
[via: YJ Cave]