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    Having the Jetsons be a weekend only show is fine. But if the 4:30 weekday slot and the weekend hours are not on seperate runs, that would be a bit annoying.

    Eventually if Boomerang became CN Too or what have you, early in the morning is probably the time frame The Jetsons would get, same with The Flintstones. It may be only a matter of time before The Flintstones only airs early in the morning. In the mean time I feel The Flintstones should move to at least 6:00 pm if not next to Scooby-Doo in prime time and the other shows can shift down. If Scooby still get prime time then so should the modern stone-age family, and they could drop one Bravo for The Jetsons as well.

    Repeating the morning shows cuts down on classics time as it is. Scooby-Doo has quite a lot of slots in April as well. They should cut that back and give two or more to other shows.

    Yogi, The Snorks and Ben 10 don't need hour blocks either.

    And I'd like to have Top Cat and Pink Panther join the late night hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew T. Hingson View Post
    And I'd like to have Top Cat and Pink Panther join the late night hours.
    And perhaps give Wacky Races and Penelope Pitstop a long weekday hiatus, let them keep it weekend mornings if they want. 17 episodes played practically everyday for over 3 years is tiring, no matter the time slots they get.

    [Come to think of it, I remember how over-played Top Cat was for a 30-ep series and thought THAT would never leave]


    There is something I'd like to see. Regarding Ben 10 and Pokemon, (5p-7p, reminds me of Toonami). They should return SWAT Kats and put that on, either 5 or 5:30 just to give Ben 10 a pacier showing, since it only has the 52 episodes. Give Pokemon its 1-hour for a while, then find something else to replace one of it's spots. It'd be like Toonami again, just without the brand name.

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    Well if you want to make 5-7PM even more like Toonami toss in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and old Hanna Barbera action cartoons. They could also add the original ThunderCats if Warner would let them. It only aired briefly to hype up the 2011 series but it'd be great to see it on regularly in the afternoon or with the overnight action.

    They updated the Boomerang page on CN's website and seem to be incorporating CC's into the images as well as Teen Titans and various modern toons are noted on the show list. So it is safe to say CN considers airing them on Boomerang something they will publically acknowledge.

    The oldies they list only include Yogi, Popeye, The Pink Panther (but for Pals), The Smurfs, Scooby-Doo, The Jetsons, The Flintstones and Tom & Jerry. A sign of things to come? Drop just a few others and that is Boomerang's classics line-up. I guess that would not be so bad as long as Boomerang had a good variety of shows CN wont play regularly. But they should at least use late nights to air other oldies and run a wider variety of shorter HB series on weekends.
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    Seems like your Boomerang is slowly getting rid of all those HB cartoons and will now only focus on their most famous work, something out European versions have done for a long time. It's sad really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josie View Post
    Seems like your Boomerang is slowly getting rid of all those HB cartoons and will now only focus on their most famous work, something our European versions have done for a long time. It's sad really.
    I haven't noticed, but then, I don't watch Boomerang that often.

    Cutting back on the Hanna-Barbera shows doesn't bother me so much, as I'm not the biggest HB fan there is, but Turner's not adding a shiny new look, a ton of variety or much desirable scheduling on the channel in their place either, which is what I find troubling.
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    I see Smurfs,Flintstones/Jetsons, Tom and Jerry and of course dozen of Scooby Doo dominating with all these hour blocks and several showings a day. Not much room left for other shows which were randomly shown in previous schedules. Plus Cartoon Cartoons took over prime time including these other non classic shows (Ben 10/Pokemon).

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    Quote Originally Posted by josie View Post
    I see Smurfs,Flintstones/Jetsons, Tom and Jerry and of course dozen of Scooby Doo dominating with all these hour blocks and several showings a day. Not much room left for other shows which were randomly shown in previous schedules. Plus Cartoon Cartoons took over prime time including these other non classic shows (Ben 10/Pokemon).
    Regarding the so-called 'non-classics', one must keep in mind that Boomerang isn't just a baby boomers' channel anymore. Hasn't been for some time now, not since they started carrying Cartoon Cartoons, Pokemon, Voltron and Justice League. Boom can't and shouldn't just loop 60s to 80s cartoons forever. That's just not feasible because what's considered "old" or "classic" is constantly changing and will vary depending on the individual viewer and their generation. Time keeps moving forward, and in order to stay afloat, TV networks must keep abreast of the times. The 00's were 10 years ago and the 90's were 20 years ago. If a show is old enough for someone to remember it nostalgically, then it's fit to run on Boomerang. These days Boom is not so much an oldies channel as it's a dumping ground for Cartoon Network's defunct and less popular shows, so expect the presence of the so-called non-classics to increase before they decrease.

    I personally don't see this as a bad thing necessarily; there's enough room on a 24-hour channel to accommodate both older and newer classics, they just have to be scheduled, arranged and rotated properly. Turner could easily delegate equally between both the older and newer reruns in creative, efficient and entertaining ways, but the sad truth is that they're just not interested in taking any sort of initiative with Boomerang.
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    By simply cutting back on the doubled up airings and maybe relegating shorter shows to weekends they'd have plenty of space for a wider variety of shows. The disturbing truth is... they don't care or do not want to add more variety. They don't care to try anything daring or worthwhile. They'll add more CN originals over time until only a few if any oldies are even there. That's where the network is going. There is not enough demand for an animation channel feature just vintage material. And what is "old" or "nostalgic" changes every decade and even every year.

    Ideally Boomerang would always contain the all time beloved classics of the Turner animation library. There's no reason they can't do that. The network is of such little importance to Turner that they shouldn't have to get rid of all the vintage material because they're ad-supported. If it goes ad-supported expect even more changes and maybe just maybe they'll start doing creative things with Boomerang. For now it's just a place to air the more popular shows in the Turner library taking advantage of Hollywood's interest in those franchises and beyond that it's where CN can dump any show they are stuck with that they do not want to air on their main network.

    I really wish they'd actually give someone a job trying to make it an engaging network. Maybe people should rally for that? I don't know but Turner probably can not be brought to care.

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    2 promos

    I saw 2 promos during the 6pm Pokemon tonight I never expected to see


    1) A promo for Pokemon airing weeknights at 6pm

    2) [the most shocking one] - a promo for Puppy in my Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville airing weekdays at 7:30am and 2:30pm

    BOTH were voiced by John O'Hurley


    ...all I could say was "wow"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUBTigers87 View Post
    I saw 2 promos during the 6pm Pokemon tonight I never expected to see


    1) A promo for Pokemon airing weeknights at 6pm

    2) [the most shocking one] - a promo for Puppy in my Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville airing weekdays at 7:30am and 2:30pm

    BOTH were voiced by John O'Hurley


    ...all I could say was "wow"...
    Oh My God. I thought Turner would never again make new promos for their shows. I can't believe they did one for Puppy In My Pocket. All I can say is... wow...as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUBTigers87 View Post
    I saw 2 promos during the 6pm Pokemon tonight I never expected to see


    1) A promo for Pokemon airing weeknights at 6pm

    2) [the most shocking one] - a promo for Puppy in my Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville airing weekdays at 7:30am and 2:30pm

    BOTH were voiced by John O'Hurley


    ...all I could say was "wow"...
    What in the wha?

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    Boomerang has become terrible just like Cartoon Network is like nowdays. There should only be 60s,70s,80s and 90s cartoons on there not 2000s cartoons which do not belong on Boomerang network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic guy View Post
    Boomerang has become terrible just like Cartoon Network is like nowdays. There should only be 60s,70s,80s and 90s cartoons on there not 2000s cartoons which do not belong on Boomerang network.
    Any show that's been canceled on CN is essentially fit for Boomerang. Boomerang is not bad because they air cartoons from the 2000s (again, assuming that they are canceled), it's because they are not airing nearly enough of the canceled shows Turner has in its vaults making its schedule very, very repetitive. Boomerang also runs limited episodes/seasons of the cartoon cartoon shows. These are part of the reasons Boomerang is getting a bad rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic guy View Post
    Boomerang has become terrible just like Cartoon Network is like nowadays.
    I personally think Cartoon Network is currently more watchable than it's been in years but that's just my opinion.

    There should only be 60s,70s,80s and 90s cartoons on there not 2000s cartoons which do not belong on Boomerang network.
    Here's the thing about that: it's 2012 now; the '00's (2000 to 2010) can officially be considered 'the previous decade'. I don't get why people expect Boomerang (or any channel, for that matter) to stay locked in one era forever. Time is always moving forward, and what's considered "old" or "nostalgic" changes from generation to generation, from decade to decade, and in some cases from year to year.

    I've said this before, but people really need to stop trying to pigeon hole Boomerang as a strictly for Baby Boomers' channel, because it isn't that anymore, and hasn't been for some time; Boom is basically Cartoon Network's recycle bin, where all of CN's canceled or no longer fashionable or profitable shows go. If a show has finished its' inital run on Cartoon Network, resides in the Turner vaults and is old enough for someone to remember it nostalgically, then it's fit to run on Boomerang.

    The problem with Boomerang isn't that it airs shows from the 00's, it's that it only airs about 2/10 of the programming that Turner and Warner Bros. have available to them, and that they only run a selected number of episodes of the shows they do carry, making Boom's schedule very repetitive and lacking in variety.

    There's enough room on a 24/7 channel to accommodate shows from the 60's through the 2000's. Turner just needs to diversify their lineup and put more care, variety and effort into their scheduling.
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    if anything should be on Boomerang, it should be Robot Jones. i mean seriously! that would've been one of CN's #1 hits if they never put it in a horrible time slot!! >

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoundPuppiesfan
    if anything should be on Boomerang, it should be Robot Jones. i mean seriously! that would've been one of CN's #1 hits if they never put it in a horrible time slot!!
    I'm not so sure about that. IIRC, Cartoon Network tried putting Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? in a few different time slots throughout its' run in order for the show to attract a following, but it just never did.

    Anyway, while we all have our favorites, the truth is that between the Turner vault and acquisitions from WBA, there are plenty of shows which could be airing on Boom, but aren't for whatever reason. If Mike, Lu and Og can get a brief run or 2 on Boomerang, then there's no reason that Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Megas XLR and the like shouldn't be running there, even if in limited increments. The shows with low episode counts could just run on weekends only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbro View Post
    If Mike, Lu and Og can get a brief run or 2 on Boomerang, then there's no reason that Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Megas XLR and the like shouldn't be running there, even if in limited increments. The shows with low episode counts could just run on weekends only.
    I guess that doesn't include their own HB library, cause Wacky Races and Penelope Pitstop have been airing at least 7x a week for over 3 years without a single break. and both only have 17 episodes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbro View Post
    I personally think Cartoon Network is currently more watchable than it's been in years but that's just my opinion.



    Here's the thing about that: it's 2012 now; the '00's (2000 to 2010) can officially be considered 'the previous decade'. I don't get why people expect Boomerang (or any channel, for that matter) to stay locked in one era forever. Time is always moving forward, and what's considered "old" or "nostalgic" changes from generation to generation, from decade to decade, and in some cases from year to year.

    I don't mind them airing the early 2000s shows,but they should still be showing the old classic 60s,70s,80s and 90s cartoons on Boomerang since it is supposed to show old classic cartoons.

    I've said this before, but people really need to stop trying to pigeon hole Boomerang as a strictly for Baby Boomers' channel, because it isn't that anymore, and hasn't been for some time; Boom is basically Cartoon Network's recycle bin, where all of CN's canceled or no longer fashionable or profitable shows go. If a show has finished its' inital run on Cartoon Network, resides in the Turner vaults and is old enough for someone to remember it nostalgically, then it's fit to run on Boomerang.

    The problem with Boomerang isn't that it airs shows from the 00's, it's that it only airs about 2/10 of the programming that Turner and Warner Bros. have available to them, and that they only run a selected number of episodes of the shows they do carry, making Boom's schedule very repetitive and lacking in variety.

    There's enough room on a 24/7 channel to accommodate shows from the 60's through the 2000's. Turner just needs to diversify their lineup and put more care, variety and effort into their scheduling.
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    Any show that's been canceled on CN is essentially fit for Boomerang. Boomerang is not bad because they air cartoons from the 2000s (again, assuming that they are canceled), it's because they are not airing nearly enough of the canceled shows Turner has in its vaults making its schedule very, very repetitive. Boomerang also runs limited episodes/seasons of the cartoon cartoon shows. These are part of the reasons Boomerang is getting a bad rep.
    Boomerang hasn't been good like it used to be,the same can be said about Cartoon Network.

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    I caught part of an episode of Puppy in my Pocket.

    The animation is absolutely terrible. The characters hardly move. It's an example of very poorly done flash animation.

    Stephanie Sheh seems to be voice the human lead and I heard Johnny Young Bosch in the cast as well as two characters one youthful as the human's leads dog and another laughably gruff for some other dog. Pretty sure I heard Richard Epcar as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic guy
    I don't mind them airing the early 2000s shows,but they should still be showing the old classic 60s,70s,80s and 90s cartoons on Boomerang since it is supposed to show old classic cartoons.
    They haven't stopped showing those, have they? The last time I checked, Boom still airs the likes of Yogi Bear, Snorks, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? et al.

    Anyways, while we're entitled to our preferences, the harsh reality is that we have no say in what Boomerang is supposed to show. Turner Broadcasting owns Boom, so at the end of the day, it's their call what gets run on the channel. Consider it lucky that Boom still runs old cartoons at all; in late 2005 there were plans to transform Boomerang into a preschool channel a la Nick Jr., and that would've happened if CN's Tickle U block (which was a testing ground for this proposed new channel) had been successful, so that should be a sobering reminder that we could lose this channel very easily if the right deal or opportunity presents itself to Turner. The likelihood is that Boomerang is going to stay exactly the way it is now unless Turner opts to either terminate the channel altogether or remake it as something else entirely.


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    Boomerang hasn't been good like it used to be,the same can be said about Cartoon Network.
    Your opinion ≠ fact.


    While I agree that Boomerang is in pretty bad shape right now (regarding the "hasn't been good like it used to be" rhetoric, I'd argue that Boom was never that great to begin with, though it's always had the potential to be great), the reason that Boom is hurting right now has nothing to do with them airing shows past 1999. Anyone wishing for Boom to return to showing nothing beyond '99 is fighting a losing battle against time; as long as time keeps moving forward, expect the post-'00 era cartoons on Boomerang to increase before they decrease. I'd hasten to say that Ben 10 and The Secret Saturdays are a better fit on Boomerang than Puppy in My Pocket.


    Similarly, I don't know what your particular beef with Cartoon Network is (not that this is the specific forum for discussing CN), but judging by your username and previous posts, I'm assuming it has something to do with how it's not 90's CN anymore. Well, to that I can only say sorry, but Cartoon Network is never going to go back to being 'old' Cartoon Network; that's just not going to happen, and as long as it continues to produce decent shows that put butts into seats (I'm presently enjoying Regular Show, Gumball, The Looney Tunes Show, Thundercats and DC Nation), it doesn't have to.

    But CN does currently run Cartoon Planet every Friday night, so it's not like they've forgotten fans of old school. That's about as much as we can expect CN to do retro-wise. Both networks have to keep moving forward and updating their schedules; that's how networks stay afloat. Neither CN nor Boomerang can or should just loop the 60's to 90's shows forever. That's just not feasible.

    In any event, nobody's forcing you to watch either channel, nor are Boomerang and Cartoon Network your sole sources for animated entertainment. If TV isn't showing what you want them to show, then there are other outlets such as DVDs and legal streaming. Heck, you could even start taking writing and drawing classes, so you can one day make the kinds of cartoons you want to see yourself. You're not beholden to the Turner networks.
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