For years, we could watch cartoons at any time, during the day, but just in case this hasn't been brought up, this is a thread on how to make Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Nick more viewer attractive. Nick has already begun the process to run programs that are exclusive to Saturday mornings. Cartoon Network should begin the process to present programs exclusively to Saturday morning viewing and it's still a work in progress. Reruns of current programs that are running on Saturday morning is, more or less, hurting Disney Channel, especially when it has the capability to debut animated programs exclusively for its Toonin' Saturdays block, and at the same time, like we've been stating for the last year and a half, the block also lacks variety, especially when not everyone has Disney XD on their cable systems. What can be done? Each network can go through their respective lineup of animated programs and decide which program should air exclusively on Saturday mornings and give those programs heavy promotion, during the week. Also, each of the three networks should consider airing each program first on Saturday morning, then reruning that very program, once during the week, instead of on Sunday morning. Take the programming lineup and mix it up for all viewers, not any one gender, because we need to avoid stereotyping in programming, because that has hurt all three networks. The Saturday morning viewing landscape has already shifted and all three networks must learn to make adjustments in order to keep it fresh. Superheroes are still the top draw on Saturday mornings- Cartoon Network and Nick has them, Disney Channel doesn't, and that needs to change. We've had a recent thread on this board about Indiana Jones in animation. Disney's Kathleen Kennedy, a former Warner Bros. exec, who'll be running Lucasfilm, might want to consider Indy in animation, and she can talk to both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and possibly contract Man of Action Studios, who has deals with both Cartoon Network(Ben 10: Omniverse) and Disney(Marvel Universe), to provide the animation for a future Indiana Jones animated series, should it happen. If Disney has any kind of adventure animation deal, it'll likely be done through Man of Action Studios. What also needs to be done is for the animated programs that run exclusively on Saturday mornings on all three of these networks, raise the episode count, per season to 24 episodes from 16, previously- the main thing is to keep the Saturday morning blocks fresh, so the young viewers can come back and see more, even at the mid-season point. All three networks might also want to add in a preview for the next episode of each program, the following Saturday. In the past, CBS, ABC and NBC kept Saturday mornings fresh for younger viewers and even gave press releases for upcoming Saturday morning programs for the next season. That responsibility now falls on Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Nick and all three must maintain that. Young viewers like to be entertained with laughs, excitement, intrigue and adventure, and all three are capable of doing just that, to keep those same viewers coming back for more, every Saturday morning. Imagine programs that are broadcast exclusively, first on Saturday morning, then rerun, once during the week, then the following Saturday, another new episode and so on- this can happen, and yes, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Nick are very capable of making Saturday morning television more viewer attractive. All it's going to take is deciding what programs should be run, exclusively on Saturday mornings, cut down on reruns of prime-time programs on Saturday mornings, air the programs first on Saturday mornings, raise the seasonal episode count from 16 to 24, heavy promotion for each of the programs during the week, previews of the next program after airing, utilizing the properties that each network controls and use them, etc.- case and point, keep Saturday mornings fresh for younger viewers. The main thing is to keep the younger viewers coming back for more on Saturday mornings, and that's what all three networks need to score profits. If you have any ideas on how to make Saturday mornings more viewer attractive, please chime in, but please, don't criticize other poster's ideas- everyone's ideas are welcome.