Disney XD has cancelled Penn Zero: Part–Time Hero after two seasons.
Series co-creator Sam Levine confirmed the cancellation on Tumblr, noting that the series will air its second season through 2017, culminating in the series finale and the reaper’s axe:
We are finishing up the story we began telling in 2014. New episodes will air through 2017, leading up to our series finale. I’m really excited for you all to see our big, bombastic, super funny, visually purty, exponentially musical, big-time exciting and emotionally everything season 2.
As you know, two seasons of a good show isn’t the most uncommon thing in the TV animation industry. The truth is the network has always been happy with our show. Our ratings have been great from the start, and we held solid with all our season 1 premiere episodes…. and we continue to do well with our repeat airings. The network has always been supportive of our show, and ordered two seasons. In that time we’ve been able to tell so many great and varied stories. And so many more on the way…
Levine admits that he would have a liked a third season and “probably” would have had enough ideas to span 20 seasons, but is ultimately “satisfied” with the Penn‘s two-season run:
Would I have liked to make more episodes than fit into two seasons? Yes. Am I satisfied with the stories we’ve been able to tell with Penn and the rest of our amazing characters in the two seasons that we got? Hell yes. Are there killer moments and crazy cool and fun new characters coming your way in season 2 that will make you smile and laugh and make your jaw drop in a totally excited-as-a-fan way? Damn straight. Are there familiar Season 1 characters and worlds that will return in very surprising ways like what? Yeppy. Will I ask myself more consecutive questions and then answer them in this paragraph? Certainly. Would I have had extra ideas that would never have made it on the air, even if there were 20 seasons? Probably.