Annoying Orange, a YouTube series that has amassed more than 850 million views, is coming to Cartoon Network.
A half-hour show featuring the character will join the network's 2012 lineup, Cartoon Network announced. The debut date was not disclosed. According to The New York Times, the premise of the series is that Orange and his buddies use a "magical fruit cart" for time travel.
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The deal came about after management/production company The Collective joined forces with Annoying Orange creator Dane Boedigheimer earlier this year to shoot a pilot and then shop it around to networks.
For the uninitiated, Annoying Orange is an animated orange with a squeaky voice who plays tricks on and annoys other fruits and vegetables while dispensing corny puns.
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Though making the leap from YouTube to TV is unusual, Annoying Orange is not the first to do so. Last year, Fred, the squeaky 6-year-old played by Lucas Cruikshank, starred in Fred: The Movie on Nickelodeon.
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