The wait has been painful, but come August, it'll be over — the wait, anyway. The Venture Bros. is returning and creator Jackson Publick has let slip a sneak peek at what's to come.

Over on his blog, Publick drops a whole mess of science. Namely that the show will be back at some unspecified date in August — which he knows sucks. "Don't blame the network," Publick writes. "They couldn't get it on much sooner than that if they tried. Why? Because we suck."

He adds, "we think you're going to really dig these next eight episodes. We seem to have re-embraced the show's sci-fi/comic book/adventure roots, and as much as it was a struggle to write them, they're a whole lot of fun. Lots more development of Hank and Dean, lots of new characters, and lots of old faces returning both triumphantly and trivially."


Oh, and the season finale is gonna be an hour long: "We are currently editing the animatic for what will be a Very Special Venture Bros. Season Finale Hour-Long Extravaganza. Which is another reason why we won't be premiering until August. And why the finale probably won't air until December. But hey — that's an extra half an hour of Venture-y goodness for your patience, right? What we take away with one hand, we give back with the other..."