This children's animated series was a success within seven seasons. Beginning yet in 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic won the hearts of younger viewers. After My Little Pony: The Movie appeared on the big screens, many doubted that the show could return for another season. However, on May 25, 2017, Jim Miller, supervising director of MLP, officially announced on his Twitter page that My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic will return for Season 8 in 2018. Since Discovery Family has yet to confirm the decision on renewal, we can't consider this information reliable in the first instance. Nonetheless, we'd rather believe Jim, because he served as a director of the animated series since its fourth season up to this moment.
In fact, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is the incredibly successful media franchise. The show has its roots in the eponymous Hasbro's line of toys. Many boys and girls grew up, playing these toys. As a result, this exciting news is devoted to them. This animated series has received the universal acclaim among its target audience. On IMDb, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has a score of 7.7/10 > 17,000 votes. On Common Sense Media, this show has a rating of 5 stars out of 5 among younger viewers. According to Rotten Tomatoes, an overall score of this animated series is 4.8/5 with a 96% approval rating. By the way, the recent motion picture titled My Little Pony: The Movie has a score of 4.1/5/78% (> 5,200 votes). However, it's worth noting that critics haven't been impressed with the movie. Thus, their rating was 5.1/10/46%.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic was also a success as relating to its television ratings. The seventh season's premiere has garnered 0.250 million viewers with a 0.09 key demo (P18-49). Though these figures don't look impressive, this is quite an appropriate result for such a kind of show. The more successful was the fourth season's premiere, which has drawn 0.733 million viewers.
Summing up, the decision on renewal seems wholly justified. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has a brilliant reception by the viewers; the series has satisfactory television ratings; aside from this, the animated series possesses the devoted fandom. We wish that this show lasted for more seasons on TV. Meanwhile, there are numerous disputes on the subject that the upcoming season of Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic could be the show's last. We haven't yet seen the official confirmation of this fact. As a result, we'd instead hope that this information is not reliable.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic SummaryIf your child has yet to watch this show on Discovery Family, here is a brief overview below.
The story focuses on a unicorn pony named Twilight Sparkle, who spends her entire days by reading the books, having no interest in a relationship with other ponies. Twilight's mentor, Princess Celestia, seeing that her favorite pupil is entirely plunged in studying, gives her the assignment to find real friends. Assisted by Spike, a baby dragon, Twilight embarks on a journey to Ponyville in search of friends.
Here they encounter Rainbow Dash, a devoted friend; Rarity, a glamorous unicorn, and talented fashion designer; Fluttershy, a shy and timid Pegasus pony; Pinkie Pie, a party lover; and Applejack, an industrious pony; as well as other inhabitants of Ponyville. Together, they found themselves in various ridiculous situations, help each other and all the surroundings, solve their problems, occasionally quarrel in vain, but necessarily put up.
About The Likely Release Date For Season 8As mentioned above, according to Jim Miller, Discovery Family opted to pick up My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic for the eighth season. However, since there has been no official confirmation of renewal from the network, we can't confirm or refute this data. But still, we tend to believe that Jim gave us reliable information. If so, according to his words, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season 8 will premiere in 2018. However, he has not specified the exact release date for the upcoming season.
Given the schedule of the previous seasons of MLP, we tend to think that there are two possible periods for the upcoming premiere. Thus, we assume that My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season 8 could start in March-April of 2018 or September-November 2018. Anyway, we are waiting for the official confirmation from Discovery Family. We will update the information on this page as soon as getting some additional reliable data on the subject. As of now, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.