T.U.F.F. is D.U.N.N. - Grey DeLisle confirms Tuff's cancellation https://twitter.com/GreyDeLisle/status/423183679846768641 Grey DeLisle has essentially confirmed what we were already more or less aware of when TUFF Puppy premieres ended up on Nicktoons. It's finished, the thrid season will be its last. I can still remember being here when this cartoon first hit the airwaves. After the first few news reports and ratings posts, this place was beeming, some were even speculating that this show might take Spongebob's place. Boy did that go wrong. After a season of the same two villains most of the episodes, bad running gags and character stereotypes Hartman uses way to much, and a lack of any sort of continuity arc whatsoever (Something I might speculate is a death knell for any action cartoon nowadays, comedy or not), the ratings for this show dropped into the abyss. The airing of this cartoon has been an absolute disaster. It never had a consistent time slot. Once ratings began to dip, Nickelodeon panicked, and this show was shelved for such long periods of time that what little interest it built in kids was spirited away by the repetition of its limited reruns. Yet you can only blame the Nickelodeon execs so much for this one. The real fault falls solely on the lap of its creator. Butch Hartman is looking more and more like a dinosaur in the cartoon industry. His Hanna-Barbera inspired style of writing was already well past its welcome in the 80s, that light hearted slapstick comedy cartoon doesn't work as much because there are so many of them. Gumball, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, and others rely on both comedy and having character driven plots that suck the viewer in, some even have stronger continuity than a lot of non-comedy cartoons. Tuff Puppy, and FOP had none of this, any time you thought they were going to delve deeper into a character, the episode abruptly ends and everyone is back to normal/stupid after the commercial break. FOP is able to survive because it has a huge fanbase that was built back when its type of surrealist comedy was more rare, yet TUFF Puppy had no such build up because most viewers simply considered it a version of FOP with animals. Of course, I'm heavily speculating here. We don't know for sure what happened behind those closed doors at Billionfold Inc. Yet when the ship goes down, it's the skipper who is going to answer the inquiries why, assuming he doesn't go down with it. So, ladies and gentleman, what do you think went wrong?