The third season Emmy winning of American animated television series Regular Show originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. Many of the characters are loosely based on those developed for Quintel’s student films at California Institute of the Arts: The Naive Man From Lolliland and 2 in the AM PM. Quintel pitched Regular Show for Cartoon Network’s Cartoonstitute project, in which the network allowed young artists to create pilots with no notes to possibly be optioned as a show. After being green-lit, Quintel recruited several indie comic book artists to compose the staff of the show, as their style matched close to what he desired for the series. Regular Show was picked up by Cartoon Network, who decided to create a twelve-episode first season.
Regular Show was renewed for a 39-episode third season on November 16. The first episode of Regular Show’s third season is “Stick Hockey”, ending with the season finale “Bad Kiss”. The season was storyboarded and written by Sean Szeles, Kat Morris, Benton Connor, Calvin Wong, J.G. Quintel, Ben Adams, Andres Salaff, John Infantino, Toby Jones, Hilary Florido, Mike Roth, and Madeline Queripel while being produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The show is rated TV-PG for suggestive humor/language and occasionally TV-PG-V for mild to moderate violence, including comic slapstick, scenes of peril, and non-fatal use of firearms, explosives, and weapons. Despite not airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim line-up, it is considered more of a traditional adult’s animated comedy than a children’s cartoon.