The Venture Bros. has been canceled by Adult Swim after seven seasons, and creator Christopher McCulloch and the show’s writers found out the news as they were in the middle of writing season 8.

As reported by Variety, McCulloch announced the unfortunate news on Twitter, saying, “unfortunately, it’s true: ‘Venture Bros.’ has been canceled. We got the highly disappointing news a few months ago, while we were writing what would have been season 8. We thank you, our amazing fans, for 17 years of your kind (and patient) attention. And, as always, we love you.”

When reached for comment by Variety, Adult Swim did say, “we also want more Venture Bros. and have been working with Jackson [Publick] and Doc [Hammer] to find another way to continue the Venture Bros. story.”

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Jackson Publick is a pseudonym for McCulloch, while Doc Hammer is a pseudonym for co-writer Eric Hammer.

The Venture Bros. was one of Adult Swim’s longest-running original series, with its pilot episode airing in 2003. The show followed the Venture family, which included teenagers Hank and Dean, super-scientist father Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture, bodyguard and secret agent Brock Samson, and more.

Prior to its cancellation, we explored why The Venture Bros. was such an important show and how it truly was a smorgasbord of pop-culture hilarity.

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Source: The Venture Bros. Cancelled After Seven Seasons on Adult Swim