The television deal comes as the first wave of The Annoying Orange licensed merchandise hits retail. JC Penny has launched apparel and accessories at stores nationwide. The Bridge Direct will release its collection of talking plush, clip-ons and collectible figures to specialty retailers including Toys 'R' Us and RadioShack for the holiday season. Meanwhile, The Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage app is now available for iPhone and Android.
The television series was developed and will be produced by The Collective, which also financed the pilot before shopping it to broadcasters.
"The Annoying Orange and Cartoon Network were just meant to be squeezed together," says Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network.
"We want to continue to ensure that The Annoying Orange’s huge and loyal audience can
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