Fans of The Boondocks were surely rejoicing when official news hit that the show would return after four years of absence. However, this season comes with a caveat—Aaron McGruder, the creator of the comic strip and patriarch behind the show itself wasn't involved in the fourth season. The Los Angeles Times reports that a press release from Sony Pictures Television, the producers of the animated series, said the upcoming season "was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined."

Perhaps, McGruder was busy getting his live-action series Black Jesus ready for production. 

The show must go on, however. In the aforementioned press release details about a few of the season's plot points and a gaggle of guest stars were revealed:

The new season finds Huey, Riley and Granddad encountering a roster of characters, both new and familiar, in uproarious situations, including Granddad's dating a long lost Kardashian sister; their friend Tom DuBois acting as R&B bad boy "Pretty Boy Flizzy's" lawyer in exchange for relationship advice; Granddad's love affair with Siri on his new iPhone; and the Freemans' foray into the lethal black market of the hair-care industry à la "Breaking Bad." Throughout the final season, an eclectic mix of hip-hop artists, actors, comedians and media personalities will voice guest characters on the series, including Jenifer Lewis (Think Like a Man), Dennis Haysbert (24), Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah, CeeLo, Lil Wayne, Donald Faison (Scrubs), Aisha Tyler (Balls of Fury), Kym Whitley (Reno 911!), Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris), Mo'Nique (The Parkers), Marion Ross (Happy Days), Tavis Smiley, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Bill Duke (X-Men: The Last Stand), and Cedric the Entertainer (Talk to Me). Reprising their guest roles from last season are Xzibit, Charlie Murphy, MTV's Sway and Katt Williams, among others.

Oh, yeah, and this will be the last season too. 

The Boondocks premiers on April 21 on Adult Swim.

[via LA Times/ Indiewire]