Cartoon Network announced Monday that “The Powerpuff Girls” will return to TV in 2016.
The Emmy award-winning show, created by animator Craig McCracken, debuted in 1998 and is one of the top grossing Cartoon Network brands of all time, with 2.5 billion in retail sales, Deadline reports.
Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are three sugar-coated superheroes who play hopscotch, and also fight crime.
The show’s run ended in 2005, but Cartoon Network aired a 10th anniversary special in 2009 and a TV movie in early 2014 featuring Ringo Starr.
Rob Sorcher, Cartoon Network’s chief content officer, said the franchise was a “phenomenon” for Cartoon Network.
“We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X,” Sorcher said.