The Venture Bros. has been cancelled

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After 17 years on Adult Swim, the beloved animated series has come to an end…

It’s been announced that Adult Swim has cancelled its critically acclaimed animated comedy series The Venture Bros. after seven seasons.

The Venture Bros. creator Christopher McCulloch confirmed on Twitter this week that a few months ago the series was nixed by Adult Swim while he and his team were in the middle of writing season 8. No reason has been offered for the longrunning show’s cancellation at the time of writing.

“Unfortunately, it’s true: Venture Bros. has been cancelled. We got the highly disappointing news a few months ago, while we were writing what would have been season 8. We thank you, our amazing fans, for 17 years of your kind (and patient) attention. And, as always, we love you.”

The Venture Bros. follows the lives and adventures of teen brothers Hank and Dean Venture, their loving but emotionally insecure super-scientist father Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture, their bodyguard, Brock Samson, and the family’s archnemesis, The Monarch, who is a butterfly-themed supervillain.

Actor James Urbaniak, who voiced Dr. Venture in the series, also confirmed that the end had indeed come for The Venture Bros..

“So, as it must to all, cancellation has come for The Venture Bros. The pilot aired 17 years ago, which means the show was almost old enough to vote. It was one of the great gifts of my life & career. The fans were, quite simply, the best. Thank you, everybody. Go. Team. Venture!”

Adult Swim responded to public outcry from fans, offering some hope that it might not be the end of The Venture Bros., but simply the end of the series as we know it:

“We also want more Venture Bros. and have been working with Jackson and Doc to find another way to continue the Venture Bros. story.”

More if we get it, of course.