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New 'Powerpuff Girls' series to air on Cartoon Network

"We are calling these girls back into action based on an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X," Cartoon Network Chief Content Officer Rob Sorcher says.

By Annie Martin
New 'Powerpuff Girls' series to air on Cartoon Network
Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup (L-R) of 'The Powerpuff Girls.' (Cartoon Network)

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are back!

The characters are set to make their return in a new Powerpuff Girls series on Cartoon Network. The program first aired in 1998, and the reboot will premiere in 2016.

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"The original Powerpuff Girls was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide," Rob Scorcher, Cartoon Network's chief content officer, said in a statement. "We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X."

"As the original ambassador of 'girl power,' The Powerpuff Girls brand continues to resonate with people of all ages," consumer products vice president Pete Yoder added. "There is tremendous excitement around introducing Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to a new generation."

The original series was created by Craig McCracken, and ran for six seasons until 2005. The show centers on three young girls who use their superpowers to defend their home of Townsville.

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