Steven_Universe-all_characters[1]Even before Season Three is set to begin in June, Steven Universe has been renewed for a fourth and fifth season. That makes Steven likely to last well beyond 100 episodes. It’s currently at 78 episodes from two seasons. Season Two was supposed to be 52 episodes in length, but Cartoon Network split them into two seasons of 26 with “Log Date 7 15 2” effectively the Season Two finale. Ironically, Season One was originally going to be 26 episodes before being doubled to 52.

Series writer Matt Burnett recently stated on Twitter that he was unaware of the reason for the splitting of the episodes, but said it didn’t affect production. Season Three is expected to run from June to August and is being billed as the “Summer of Steven.”
Season One, when you include “Open Book,” “Story for Steven,” and “Shirt Club”; which aired after the Season Two premiere, the viewership average was 1.713 million. Season Two’s average was 1.592 million. That said, Steven has become one of Cartoon Network’s and Tumblr’s most popular shows.
It is currently unknown how many episodes the fourth and fifth season will include. Also getting a two-season renewal from Cartoon Network is Uncle Grandpa whom had an infamous crossover withSteven Universe a year ago on April 2nd.
  • JodyMorgan

    Technically, Cartoon Network isn’t extending their commitment to SU, they’re just chopping up the previously-announced seasons 2 and 3 into seasons 2, 3, 4, and 5. What was once two 52-episode seasons has now become four 26-episode seasons. More information is available at Cartoon Brew.