The good news is “The Boondocks” will definitely be back.
The not-so-good news is that series creator and chief writer Aaron McGruder will not be back with the show — at least for this season.
Adult Swim announced yesterday (March 21) that due to “scheduling conflicts,” McGruder will not be a part of the upcoming fourth season of the popular animated series. Apparently, McGruder and Adult Swim could not agree on a production schedule timetable and it was decided that this forthcoming season would move on without him.
“The Boondocks” began as a wildly popular syndicated comic strip by McGruder in 1996. In 2005, McGruder sold the television and film rights to the strip to Sony Pictures, and the animated series premiered in November of the same year. Since its debut, McGruder has either written or co-written on all 45 episodes of the show.
Season four of “The Boondocks” premieres on April 21.