Song of the week: After These Messages

So we had a week without Steven. That’s alright: we get to see a new episode this week! And even though we’ll have at least one week off after Lion 3: Direct to Video airs, we know Steven will come back to us yet again… After These Messages.

Steven Universe air times for December 1-7, 2014

All times are EST.

6:30 PM: Fusion Cuisine
6:45 PM: Serious Steven

2:00 PM: Laser Light Cannon
2:15 PM: Gem Glow
2:30 PM: Cheeseburger Backpack
2:45 PM: Cat Fingers
6:30 PM: Island Adventure
6:45 PM: Steven’s Lion

6:30 PM: Monster Buddies
6:45 PM: Space Race

6:30 PM: Lion 3: Straight to Video
6:45 PM: Watermelon Steven

6:30 PM: Garnet’s Universe
6:45 PM: An Indirect Kiss

6:45 PM: Island Adventure

Ratings for Watermelon Steven

We finally have the numbers for Watermelon Steven. If the ratings for Garnet’s Universe were impressive considering the fact that the network wasn’t on Dish, Watermelon Steven should be amazing: 1,828,000 viewers according to TV Media Insights.

All episodes from now on will be with the network situation back to normal (here’s to hoping they negotiate a more long-term contract), so expect to be back above two million from now on.

New episode: Lion 3: Straight to Video will air on December 4, 2014

We’re not going to have a new episode this week, but fear not: a new episode will air next week. Another Lion episode is always welcome, and this episode could go just about anywhere, considering the very basic synopsis.

Lion 3: Straight to Video
Lion won’t stop laying on Steven’s face while he sleeps.

Song of the week: Overgrown Brambles

We know what the bramble means!

Steven gained a fantastic new power in Watermelon Steven, and set some chickens out into the world that we can only hope are going to come home to roost. So with all of the excitement over the new power to create plant guardians, this week’s song of the week is Overgrown Brambles from An Indirect Kiss (the first hint we got of this power, though Lars and the Cool Kids did show an affinity for plant life by Rose).

Steven Universe air times for November 24-30, 2014

All times are EST.

10:30 AM: Fusion Cuisine
10:45 AM: Keep Beach City Weird!
11:00 AM: Garnet’s Universe
11:15 AM: Secret Team
11:30 AM: Monster Buddies
11:45 AM: Island Adventure
6:45 PM: Coach Steven

10:30 AM: Mirror Gem
10:45 AM: Ocean Gem
11:00 AM: House Guest
11:15 AM: Space Race
11:30 AM: Steven and the Stevens
11:45 AM: Watermelon Steven
6:45 PM: Joking Victim

6:45 PM: Monster Buddies

What could Watermelon Steven mean?

Watermelon Steven gave us some potential foreshadowing and sent some chickens out into the world who might one day come home to roost. We can’t be the only ones wondering where this will take us, can we?

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What we learned from Watermelon Steven

It always feels good to sink our teeth into a juicy lore episode. Hands grasping the firm grounding of a mix of magic and mundanity, we revel in the delightful sweetness of new findings and the seeds of future episodes contained within.

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Ratings for Garnet’s Universe

A few days ago the ratings for Garnet’s Universe finally came in. Ratings seem to be up, as it managed 1,638,000 viewers. With the recent contract deal bringing Cartoon Network back to Dish Network, we should expect to get back to ratings above two million for new episodes starting with Lion 3: Direct to Video. All that’s left now are the ratings for Watermelon Steven, still affected by the contract dispute, and a longer-term deal between Turner and Dish.

Cartoon Network back on Dish Network temporarily

It happened a little bit too late for Watermelon Steven, but Cartoon Network is back on Dish Network for at least the next few months. Here’s to hoping a long-term extension is negotiated before we lose Steven again.

For those of you looking to fill up your DVR with Steven you’ve missed, stay tuned for the weekly schedule. This week we’ll be getting Garnet’s Universe today and Watermelon Steven on Sunday. Next week it looks like we’ll get everything we missed pretty quickly, with Fusion CusineKeep Beach City Weird!, and Island Adventure all airing Monday morning.