The fourth season of
The first airing of the
Though McGruder hasn't gone too far -- he's developing a new series called "Black Jesus" for Adult Swim -- his split with the show created from his popular newspaper strip appears complete. His name has been removed completely from the show's opening credits.
While there was much trepidation among cast members and fans of the show for its return without McGruder, the curiosity appears to have resulted in big numbers for the channel.
Despite general anxiety around the departure of a beloved creator or show runner, that absence doesn't necessarily mean the death of the show he or she created. One example is
The final season of "The Boondocks" will air 20 episodes.