2013: What will Saturday Morning look like?

Discussion in 'Saturday Morning Forever!' started by simpsonsfan, May 26, 2008.

  1. simpsonsfan

    simpsonsfan Froakie - Bubble Frog Pokemon

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    I thought we could discuss what everyone thinks Saturday Mornings will look like in the fall 0f 2013, 5 years from this fall.

    For ABC I think they will have Good Morning America from 7-10 and air a Disney Channel block from 10-12 consisting of their current shows by then.

    For CBS they will probably be just news all morning.

    For NBC they will probably be a hit with Qubo and making their own shows by then.

    For FOX they will probably air DIC cartoons that local stations air around the country right now.

    The CW will probably keep 4kids and be renamed just 4KIDS TV since Fox probably will have given up their rights to 4kids shows. I bet Spectacular Spiderman will probably be on its sixth season and near cancellation. The CW will probably be the only ones getting ratings too.

    What does everyone else think?
     
  2. Lavenderpaw

    Lavenderpaw Essense Of Love

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    What will Saturday Morning look like 5 years from now?Let me just consult my crystal ball and get back to you on that :)
     
  3. Darklordavaitor

    Darklordavaitor Moderator

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    I don't see saturday morning cartoon blocks holding healthy lives by '13, at least not Nick or CN's blocks.
     
  4. Old Guy

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    Saturday morning will be dead by 2013. 50 years from now we'll be telling our grandchildren, "back in my day we had this thing called Saturday Morning Cartoons..."
     
  5. Dark Fact

    Dark Fact Preaching evil since '04

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    It's a little difficult to ponder the issue because we still have no idea what's going to happen after the official analog-to-digital era begins in 2009.
     
  6. Dee

    Dee What?

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    Yeah, while the change wont affect those with cable, or even newer televisions, it's still going to be a change for those with simple television connections.

    Heck, I have a tv with rabbit ears on it and thats all I currently have for television. I'm lucky to get a half-signal to see what was on KidsWB (didn't have time to see the "new" block this past weekend).

    Hopefully by 2009 I'll have cable or a converter box.
     
  7. Lavenderpaw

    Lavenderpaw Essense Of Love

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    That or it'll all be Live Action and CGI.
     
  8. Racattack!Force

    Racattack!Force 私は、ああ、くそっバットマンなんだよ !

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    The only Saturday Morning Cartoons would be on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. And maybe Toon Disney.
     
  9. warnerbroman

    warnerbroman New Member

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    kid1: hey guy what do you want to watch?

    Kids: there is a new McLaughlin club coming on on PBS
     
  10. CyberCubed

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    Why do people honestly care what will happen 5 years from now? That's too far in the future to even think about.
     
  11. Undrave

    Undrave Forever Burning Heart!

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    How old are you? Because honestly once your out of High School 5 years goes past you like a breeze! Its freaky.
     
  12. Sonic_Eclipse

    Sonic_Eclipse Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!

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    Well if the networks keep pulling out like they are now, Saturday Morning Cartoons will have gone the way of dinosaurs by then.
     
  13. D Dubbs

    D Dubbs Wish Upon A Star

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    Because prediction threads are fun, especially when people look back on them later.

    I think 4Kids will probably stay on the Saturday morning boat, unless they go bankrupt. As for other companies, maybe Nelvana or Cookie Jar will buy a spot on Saturday morning, but I don't see that working out for very long. So yeah...pretty much everything will be infomercials or news broadcasts, unless 4Kids is still around.
     
  14. veemonjosh

    veemonjosh Get back, Jojo

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    It's ironic, if you think about it. Originally, the majority of us wanted 4Kids gone due to their anime-hacking ways. But now, if they die out, then Saturday Mornings will be lost to time. :sweat:
     
  15. Undrave

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    Nelvanna and Cookie Jar could partner up like they did back in the early days of Teletoon and get their own block down in the US. Each having 50% of the time and sharing both profit and expenses to help promote Canadian production in the US.

    In any case, the golden days of Saturday Morning Blocks are obviously behind us right now.
     
  16. Racattack!Force

    Racattack!Force 私は、ああ、くそっバットマンなんだよ !

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    And a few people at TV.com will rejoice at the death of Saturday Morning Cartoons :sweat:. If 4Kids goes, then it all goes...that scares me.
     
  17. Light Lucario

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    I agree. I see the enjoyment prediction threads can bring for people, as well as how time freakishly can fly by for a lot of people, but I just think that thinking about the condition of Saturday morning blocks in the next five years is a bit too long to worry about. Honestly, we don't know what will happen to the current set of blocks or how the change in 2009 televisions will bring to those same blocks.

    Oddly enough, even before I got out of high school, time felt like it was going fast and slow at the same time. That has been happening to me for years and that's kind of creepy. Oh well. Anyway, like I said, I prefer waiting and seeing over making predictions in long terms threads. I'm usually more comfortable with the kind of predictions threads where people think what may or may not happen in certain series since that usually isn't as long term as five years.
     
  18. Tommy Lawson

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    Unless there is an end to the 3-hour FCC E/I requirement, there will likely always be a Saturday morning lineup of some sort. ABC will not change that much - heck, the look and feel of the ABC Kids lineup is largely the same as when the block first came on back in 2002- live action Disney Channel programming for E/I shows with the Power Rangers added in for an additional hour (and there is another live-action season of that show coming BTW for 2009 based on Engine Sentai Go-onger, so expect that on ABC Kids too). The others may change, like CBS and NBC have, but the 3-hour E/I requirement still remains.
     
  19. Old Guy

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    Nothing. Just get a converter box.
     
  20. Dark Fact

    Dark Fact Preaching evil since '04

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    Like I have a choice. :rolleyes:
     

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