"The Powerpuff Girls" to get a TV reboot

"The Powerpuff Girls" Cartoon Network

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are coming back.

"The Powerpuff Girls" will return to television for a new series, the Cartoon Network announced Monday.

Aside from a 10th anniversary special in 2009 and a 2014 CGI TV movie, " the girls have all but been retired from fighting crime since 2005.

Now the Cartoon Network will resurrect the Emmy Award-winning series, which launched in 1998, for a slate of new episodes starting in 2016.

"The original Powerpuff Girls was a franchise phenomenon for Cartoon Network, paving the way for a new generation of innovative storytellers and enthusiastic fans worldwide," said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer of Cartoon Network. "We are calling these girls back into action based upon an overwhelming demand for sugar, spice and Chemical X."

"The Powerpuff Girls" followed three sugar-coated superheroes who tackled anything from school and crime-fighting to hopscotch.

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