Annoying Orange to star in Cartoon Network series

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[November 18, 2011]  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hey, apple! Guess who's coming to TV?

Cartoon Network announced Thursday that it's bringing The Annoying Orange, an Internet hit, to its 2012 lineup as a half-hour series.

The Annoying Orange, in which a nasal-voiced, mouthy orange pesters an apple and other objects with puns and jokes, has drawn more than 850 million views on YouTube, according to Cartoon Network. There's also a website at

The TV series will follow Orange and his produce buddies as they travel through time in a magical fruit car, finding adventures along the way, the network said.

A debut date was not announced.

[Associated Press]

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