Regular Show (also known as Regular Show in Space during its eighth and final season) is an American animated television sitcom created by former Flapjack director J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network, premiering on September 6, 2010.
The entire series was avaliable at launch.
Regular Show revolves around the daily lives of two working-class friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park. They usually try to solve a simple problem that leads to a surreal, extreme, and often supernatural misadventure. During these misadventures, they interact with the show's other main characters: Benson, Pops, Skips, Muscle Man, and Hi-Five Ghost.
- Benson Dunwoody
- "Pops" Maellard
- Mitch 'Muscle Man' Sorenstein
- Hi-Five Ghost
Quintel pitched Regular Show for Cartoon Network's Cartoonstitute project, in which the network allowed young artists to create pilots with no notes, which would possibly be optioned as shows. The project was eventually green-lit into a full series.
The series premiered on September 6, 2010. After eight seasons and 261 episodes, the series concluded on January 16, 2017, with the one-hour finale "A Regular Epic Final Battle".
As of May 2013, the program had been watched by approximately 2 to 2.5 million viewers each week.
The series has received positive reviews from critics and has developed a following of all ages.
Regular Show has been nominated for several awards, including seven Annie Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards—one of which it won for the episode "Eggscellent" (season 3, episode 18)—and three British Academy Children's Awards.
- Many of Regular Show's characters were loosely based on those developed for Quintel's student films at California Institute of the Arts: The Naïve Man from Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM.
- The first three "Terror Tales" specials are split into two seperate episodes on HBO Max. They include the regular intro and not the Terror Tales version.
- Most of the international broadcasts of Terror Tales usually follow the same format.