China, IL was an American animated television series created by Brad Neely. The show took place in the University of China, Illinois, a school said to be the worst one in America, and focused mainly on characters Baby Cakes, Frank Smith, Pony Merks, Steve Smith and The Dean. Frank and Steve were both history professors, while Pony was Steve's teacher assistant. The Dean was the head of the school, while Baby Cakes, whose purpose in staying at the school remained unknown, roamed about the campus.
The series aired one of its pilots, eleven minutes in length, on May 25, 2008, while the second one remains unaired. Season 1 premiered on October 3, 2011 and finished on March 5, 2012, the ten episodes from this season being roughly eleven minutes long apiece. Season 2 featured ten episodes—each around twenty-two minutes in length—and started on September 22, 2013, the season finale having aired on November 24, 2013. Ten episodes in length, Season 3 began on April 5, 2015, episodes still roughly the same length, and finished with a double-length special on June 14, 2015. On July 20, 2015, Season 3 was announced to be the series' terminal season. 
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