Cartoon Network has had an uptick in viewership the past few months (whether this helps its animated shows long-term, or accelerates its shift to live action, remains to be seen.) But it's got a half dozen 'toon shows in various stages of work, and a few more in development ...
The newer version of Ben 10 is in production. and Sym-Bionic Titan (produced at the Orphanage and top-kicked by Genndy Tartakovsky) has recorded its first show.
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack has six newer episodes in work and The Regular Show also has a six episode order. But as a CN veteran told me:
"These shorter episode orders cause problems, because by the time we assemble a decent crew to make them and everyone is starting to mesh creatively, the six shows are finished and everyone goes off to other studios. Then management decides to order more shows, but can't get the people who made the first ones because the artists are now working elsewhere. Not good ..."
Meanwhile, the last episodes of Chowder are getting thesmelves animated overseas and moved through post-production. (Pre-production has long been ended and most of the Chowder staff picked up by Disney TVA.)
Fox Animation, where I spent my morning hours, is a small empire of continuity. Artists are working on new seasons of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, and nobody seems worried about getting laid off when a show shuts down, since all three are continuing into the foreseeable future. Said a board artist:
"I'm not saying things are perfect around here, but when you know you've got a gig that continues on for a year or two, you relax a little ..."