- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hey, apple! Guess who’s coming to TV?

Cartoon Network announced Thursday that it’s bringing The Annoying Orange, an Internet hit, to its 2012 lineup as a half-hour series.

The Annoying Orange, in which a nasal-voiced, mouthy orange pesters an apple and other objects with puns and jokes, has drawn more than 850 million views on YouTube, according to Cartoon Network. There’s also a website at http://annoyingorange.com.

The TV series will follow Orange and his produce buddies as they travel through time in a magical fruit car, finding adventures along the way, the network said.

A debut date was not announced.

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