The first season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic began the fourth generation of the show. It was developed by long time pony fan, Lauren Faust.
The third season premiered on the 10th of November, 2012, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Season three had only thirteen episodes and is the shortest season of the series.
Payment for the fourth season of My Little Pony is listed in DHX Media's fiscal report for Q1 2013. For a brief period in early February, Daniel Ingram, the show's music composer, had season four listed on his résumé and a total of 91 episodes for the show, leaving 26 episodes for the fourth season after the 65 episodes of previous seasons. At the Las Pegasus Unicon convention on 20 February 2013, Meghan McCarthy said that season four's production is "in full swing". Season four is set to premiere on November 23rd,2013.