The other day, I was watching Grey's Anatomy and remarked that if a TV show goes on long enough, there's no reason to just not send it into outer space. It'll keep things fresh, and if nothing else, it'll give everything a nice new starry background for dramatic speeches. When I woke up today, though... well, I've got good news and bad news.

The good news is that this is exactly what Cartoon Network's Regular Show is doing when it returns for its eighth season on September 26. In "One Space at a Time," the Park and its groundskeeping staff have been blasted off from Earth, and they're going to be staying there for the rest of the season. The bad news, though, is that this is all building to the end of Regular Show. Season Eight will culminate in the series finale.

 

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Created by JG Quintel, Regular Show evolved from a series of shorts produced while Quintel was a student at CalArts to become one of Cartoon Network's longest-running original series.

Regular Show tell the story of Moredecai and Rigby, a pair of slackers who just happen to be a bluejay and a raccoon, who work as groundskeepers at a park alongside an immortal yeti, a controlling, work-obsessed gumball machine, a ghost that gives high fives and sounds suspiciously like Mordecai, a rich, lollipop-shaped boss, and... well, to be honest, I've never quite been sure what Muscle Man is.

Unlike most series, going to space isn't a huge tone shift for Regular Show - they've been out there before, dealing with all kinds of cosmic threats to the park, and even once sent a bunch of baby ducks to the moon with a magic keyboard.

The final season of Regular Show begins on September 26 at 8 PM Eastern.