I know we all have noticed the recent trend of kids networks making more time for comedy series and action series (especially more serious action series) either getting poor time slots, cancelled, or pushed to the internet. However, I was wondering if airing action series on networks like TNT, Spike, and even MTV could remedy this problem. Possible Advantages: 1) Less dependence on toy sales: Since they are airing on these network, toy sales may not be a factor since a network like TNT or MTV won't be selling toys. 2) Targeting the right audience: There is nothing wrong with kids networks airing serious action fare, but it seems like they are reluctant to do so since it targets older demographics than their target demo. Since it seems like viewers who are 12+ do enjoy these series, putting them on networks like TNT and MTV that target these groups make work to the series' advantage. Possible Disadvantages: 1) Aversion to animation: It seems that people's complaint about "cartoons being just for kids" is dissolving. However, I am not sure if this holds up for networks that target teen and adult audiences. 2) Dependence on merchandising: While it may not depend on toy sales, the series might still have to depend on some merchandise sales to get through and fund further episodes and seasons. I know there are more pros and cons to this idea, but I wanted to hear what you guys think about this, whether it will work or not, and even what you predict the landscape for action series will be in the future.