Secret Mountain Fort Awesome is an American animated television series created by Peter Browngardt and produced at Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network. The show was developed from the idea of a portal unleashing monsters on the world, which was used in the Cartoonstitute short "Uncle Grandpa". The show was announced on April 21, 2010. A sneak peek was shown on August 1, 2011, and it officially premiered on September 26, 2011. In February 2012, the series was put on hiatus, leaving 8 episodes unaired. The unaired season 2 episodes were later released on iTunes on March 29, 2012, thus ending the series, and also available on Netflix on March 30, 2013. As of January 18, 2013, reruns were shown on the revived block, Cartoon Planet, but was removed in March 1, 2013.