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Fans of Adult Swim’s popular cartoon The Boondocks will be shocked when the show returns to airwaves next month. After a four-year hiatus, the show will kick off its fourth and final season on April 21st, but without longtime creator and executive producer Aaron McGruder.

A press release regarding the upcoming fourth season by Sony Pictures Television and Adult Swim revealed that the entire season “was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined.”

McGruder, wildly protective of the show’s image and content had already begun work on his live-action series Black Jesus for the network when he revealed that the show’s Facebook page had been in his words, “hijacked”. Just found out someone has hijacked THE BOONDOCKS Facebook page. This was done without my permission and I have absolutely no control over the content being posted as of Friday, March 14,” McGruder wrote on the Black Jesus Facebook page.

Since it’s debut in 2006, the show has been wildly popular, gaining new fans for is cutting take on societal views within hip-hop and cultural context on race and youth. However it has been a giant hot button issue for Adult Swim for its gratuitous use of the N-word and over the top characterizing of certain noted civil rights figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King.

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