TVLine Items: Powerpuff Girls Renewed, MTV Hires The Escort and More

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are set to fight crime in Townsville for another season.

Cartoon Network has renewed The Powerpuff Girls for Season 2 after the series received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program.

The Powerpuff Girls, which originally ran from 1995 to 2004, will make its San Diego Comic-Con debut with a panel and Townsville-inspired booth later this week.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…   

* MTV is developing a pilot based on Michael Doneger’s 2015 film The Escort, which follows a sex-obsessed writer seeking the help of a Stanford-educated hooker for a story, per our sister site Deadline. Doneger is set to write, executive-produce and star.

* SNL‘s Colin Jost and Michael Che will host special editions of Weekend Update on Wednesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 27 at midnight on MSNBC following the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future co-creator Gary Goddard is developing a reboot titled Phoenix RisingDeadline reports. Tim Dunigan, who played Captain Jonathan Power through the original series run in 1987-88, is set to return in a new role.

* The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is adapting Roger Zelazny’s sci-fi book franchise Chronicles of Amber for television, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

* Showtime will spend A Season With Florida State Football starting Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 10/9c.

* Nickelodeon’s Loud House will feature the network’s first same-sex married couple, voiced by Wayne Brady and Michael McDonald. The episode airs Wednesday, July 20 at 5 pm.