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    EXPANSION: Adult Swim Takes the 8pm Hour Starting March 31st!

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    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/bu...expanding.html

    On Tuesday, the network will announce that it is adding another hour of programming to its schedule, moving further backward into prime time. Starting March 31, Adult Swim "a mix of animated and live-action shows, replete with the kind of irreverent humor that has been the stock-in-trade of late-night television for half a century" will offer programming from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day. It is claiming that hour from the Cartoon Network, which occupies the same channel space in the daytime hours and is also owned by Turner Broadcasting.

    In explaining the move, Stuart Snyder, the president of Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media for Turner Broadcasting, said the time was right for the additional hour "coming off a record-setting ratings year in 2013." Not to mention the "increasing demand we are receiving from advertisers," he said.

    The plan for the 8 p.m. hour is to begin with some repeat programs (Adult Swim has library of animated series like "King of the Hill," and "American Dad") and gradually add in original series. "We have a lot of shows coming down the pike," Mr. Snyder said.
    So...Cartoon Network's primetime lineup will be reduced to a mere 1 hour per day. Meanwhile, FOX reruns gain even more airtime.

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    The advertisers demanded it? Oh man.


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    This is disappointing to hear. They already don't really use the 9PM hour that well and they certainly don't need another hour, especially when 8PM is pretty darn early to start something like Adult Swim. Not to mention that time could be better used by Cartoon Network for its premieres.

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    They'll probably throw blocks of Adventure Time, Regular Show and Gumball on Boomerang at 8PM to make up for it.

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    Absolutely pathetic. This is proof that CN no longer has any faith in itself as a network.

    It's official: This is Jetix now. Adult Swim is dangerously close to taking up half the day.

    I thought the temporary shrink to 10PM would be a wake-up call. Not even close.

    The plan for the 8 p.m. hour is to begin with some repeat programs (Adult Swim has library of animated series like "King of the Hill," and "American Dad") and gradually add in original series.
    *pffft* "Add in original series." What a joke!

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    Why don't they just take the whole dang channel already and be done with it?

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    The exact opposite of what I wanted Adult Swim to do. I want them to lose an hour, they gain one. Wow. Just...wow.
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    As if I haven't missed Cartoon Cartoon Fridays enough already where I know I had a reason to watch content on a Friday from 7-11pm. This is just making me wonder like what the [bleep] is the point and seems so unnecessary. I can't help but scratch my head over this.

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    Wow. just wow. I already feel bad for all the kids out there who don't get any of the other kids channels like The Hub, Disney XD, etc. and/or don't want to watch Disney channel or Nickelodeon. So, where do premieres of some of CN's shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, etc. go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrymouse16 View Post
    So, where do premieres of some of CN's shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, etc. go?
    A few of them have been airing in the 7PM hour for a while now. The rest will most likely just migrate to that hour.

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