Steven Universe (and general Cartoon Network chat)
Aw shit son, looks like this will be a show to keep an eye on:
Slated to debut in 2013, Steven Universe is a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of Steven, the youngest member of a team of magical Guardians of the Universe. The animated series was conceived as part of the shorts development initiative at Cartoon Network Studios, and is created by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time). Sugar is Cartoon Network’s first solo female show creator.
If you haven't seen it already, check out Sugar's short film "Singles", which is pretty damn good:
Looks like there might be a few other good shows debuting on CN's 2013 slate as well. I like the sound of Uncle Grandpa: "Uncle Grandpa is based upon the Emmy®-nominated short of the same name and follows the exploits of Uncle Grandpa—everyone in the world’s 'magical' uncle and grandpa."
I also like the premise of Clarence: "From creator Skyler Page, Clarence is a new original animated series about an optimistic boy who wants to do everything. Because everything is amazing!"
With shows like these and Adventure Time popping up more frequently, and animated movies in theatres being good/decent more often than not (see: Pixar, Disney, recent Dreamworks offerings, stuff like Paranorman and Frankenweenie, etc.), might we be in another golden age of original animation?