Not that VIZ doesn't still have the license, of course, but Disney's new cable channel Disney XD is going to start running Naruto Shippuden this October, potentially amassing a whole new generation of Narutards. At least, that's assuming that Disney XD watchers are happy to jump straight into Shippuden without watching the first series beforehand.
Now, before you go whining about how annoying some Naruto fans can be, consider this: many of today's awesome anime fans were, at some point, those annoying new anime fans who ran around trying to incorporate "kawaii" and "baka" into their daily lives. Bringing in new young anime fans will help official US releases of material continue to, you know, exist. Which isn't such a bad thing.
Though I confess I hope they've moved on to better shows by the time MY niece is old enough to be watching "real" TV, so to speak...