Teletoon Canada Inc. Announces Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Launch Schedules

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  1. James Harvey

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    The following press release and schedule details have been issued by Teletoon Canada Inc.

    TELETOON CANADA INC. ANNOUNCES CARTOON NETWORK AND ADULT SWIM LAUNCH SCHEDULES​


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    TELETOON Canada Inc. brings home the bacon as it reveals the inaugural schedules for Cartoon Network and its late-night counterpart Adult Swim. Set to launch in Canada on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, Cartoon Network provides a unique and diverse slate of entertainment experiences to kids and families through hilarious animated and live-action content from 6 a.m. ET/PT to 9 p.m. ET/PT. Adult Swim works the late shift, bringing irreverent, funny programming to young adults from 9 p.m. ET/PT onwards.

    “TELETOON Canada has been bringing Canadian audiences the best in animated and animation-related entertainment for 15 years and we’re just about to make that offering for youth, families and young adults in Canada even bigger with Cartoon Network and Adult Swim,” said Carole Bonneau, Vice-President, Programming, TELETOON Canada Inc. “Our Cartoon Network and Adult Swim schedules are jam-packed with signature shows that will win the respect of animation and comedy aficionados north of the border.”

    Among other new and exciting shows, the channel will feature Cartoon Network hits Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show and Level Up as well as Adult Swim favourites Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, The Venture Bros. and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

    Highlights of the daytime, primetime and late night launch schedule include:

    Cartoon Network

    Regular Show

    Premieres Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Monday to Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

    Best friends Mordecai (a six-foot-tall blue jay) and Rigby (a hyperactive raccoon) try to avoid any actual labour during their workdays at a park owned by Pops, a humanoid-looking lollipop.

    Level Up

    Premieres Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

    This half-hour comedy series turns the game on the player when four unlikely friends – Wyatt, Dante, Lyle and Angie – accidentally open a portal from the virtual world to the real world, wreaking havoc on their entire neighbourhood.

    The Amazing World of Gumball

    Premieres Sunday, July 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT

    Airs Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Gumball, a blue cat with a giant head, faces the trials and tribulations of any 12-year-old: like being chased by a rampaging T-Rex, having a robot steal his identity or dressing as a cheerleader to impress the girl of his dreams.

    Dude, What Would Happen?

    Premieres Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT and Saturdays at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Three Dudes, one question: Dude, What Would Happen? In this live-action reality series, three dudes test out all kinds of crazy stunts and experiments to answer questions nobody else would ask.

    Destroy Build Destroy

    Premieres Friday, July 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Fridays at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and Saturdays at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Hosted by musician and master of destruction Andrew W.K., this live-action game show sees teenaged contestants building and destroying elaborate structures for cash prizes.

    Dexter’s Laboratory


    Premieres Wednesday, July 4 at 5 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. ET/PT, Monday to Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Dexter, a bespectacled boy genius, creates strange concoctions, weird experiments and zany inventions in his huge laboratory located underneath his bedroom, despite the pesky interference of his ditsy big sister, Dee Dee.

    Powerpuff Girls

    Premieres Wednesday, July 4 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Monday to Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, also known as the Powerpuff Girls, are three delightfully sweet sisters who have dedicated their lives to saving the world from crime and fighting the forces of evil.

    Adult Swim

    Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!


    Premieres Saturday, July 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Saturday and Sunday at 11 p.m. ET/PT

    This fast paced, absurd collection of short films, parodies, animations, pranks and musical numbers features the talents of Bob Odenkirk, John C Reilly, Weird Al Yankovic, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn, Todd Barry and a host of comedians, celebrities, bad actors and pets. Great Job!

    The Venture Bros.

    Premieres Wednesday July 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Monday to Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

    In this spoof of 1960s cartoons such as Jonny Quest and boys' adventure novels like the Tom Swift and Hardy Boys series, the Venture brothers – Hank and Dean – travel around the world with their renowned scientist father, Doctor Venture. Fraternal twins Hank and Dean are total idiots who think, act and talk like they're in the '60s, even though they're 21st-century teenagers.

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force

    Premieres Wednesday, July 4 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Monday to Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Three unique detectives, the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, share a rental house in New Jersey. This mystery-solving trio is comprised of human-sized food products: Master Shake, the big-mouthed, self-appointed team leader with a short attention span and no work ethic; Frylock, the only reasonable member of the group, who happens to be a box of French-fried potatoes; and Meatwad, a talented round mound of meat who can take the shape of a hot dog or an igloo. Together, this triple threat tackles unusual cases from the luxury of a neighbor's swimming pool – unless they're confronted by danger. Then, of course, the three run as fast as they can.

    Squidbillies

    Premieres Saturday, July 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

    A family of inbred squids tears up the North Georgia Mountains. It’s not all drinking, brawling and reckless gunplay. Occasionally they use crossbows. There’s also hate, love, sex, a multinational drywall conglomerate, the penal system and a deep-seated mistrust of authority and all things different.

    Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law

    Premieres Wednesday, July 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

    Airs Monday to Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT

    Harvey Birdman, winged crimefighter-turned-lawyer, defends cartoon characters in trouble, including Shaggy of "Scooby-Doo" and Race Bannon of "Jonny Quest," in television's first animated courtroom series.


    About Cartoon Network (Canada)
    Cartoon Network (Canada) offers a unique and diverse slate of entertainment experiences through hilarious animated and live-action content for kids and families. Brought to Canadian audiences by TELETOON Canada Inc., and seen in over 168 countries, Cartoon Network is available in English and in both standard and high definition. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro, Télétoon Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada’s online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit cartoonnetwork.ca.

    About Adult Swim (Canada)

    Adult Swim (Canada) works the late shift, bringing irreverent, funny programming to young adults looking for alternative programming. Brought to Canadian audiences by TELETOON Canada Inc., Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network, airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro, Télétoon Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada’s online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit adultswimcanada.com.

    About TELETOON Canada Inc.
    TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels – TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro, Télétoon Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada’s online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). Through its English and French networks, TELETOON reaches more than 7.5 million Canadian homes and TELETOON Retro is in more than eight million homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is a proud supporter of the Canadian animation industry, investing over $265 million in homegrown content to date. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit teletoon.com.


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  2. TheCtes

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    Why would they air Destroy Build Destroy and Dude, What Would Happen?? Makes no sense to me <_<

    Otherwise, great schedule imo.
     
  3. Pepperidge

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    Is Teletoon even aware that Adult Swim has produced new programming since 2005?
     
  4. BrianLeague

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    It looks like the other Adult Swim's around the world, there is no anime on the schedule. No anime means no Toonami for Canada.

    Also, no Thundercats on Cartoon Network Canada?
     
  5. Astrolupine

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    Whelp, it looks as if Sealab and Space Ghost may never get the proper treatment up north.

    And no Toonami means almost zero non-toy anime on Canadian tv. Heck, no Thundercats either! (and yet I can find the toys here).

    Well, it's a step forward in being up to date with the USA. But the selection could be larger. Any word on DC Nation being acquired as well?
     
  6. Kool345

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    I wish that was Cartoon Network USA schedule.
     
  7. Sketch

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    Ah dang no Futurama. I was really hoping since Teletoon had it they'd air it somewhere on Adult Swim. They managed to sneak two episodes of KotH on along with 1 each for FG and AD.

    Sealab and Birdman get their due but Space Ghost and Brak are nowhere to be found and Metalocalypse and Morel Orel only get after 2AM on Sat/Sun while Tim and Eric get two slots airing EARLIER than that? Such bull. Don't you go pulling punches now Teletoon you guys play Archer for pete sake.

    I can't help but notice some of their scheduling choices are things that AS has tried to make work here but did not pan out. Such as airing Venture Bros., Birdman and Squidbillies in prime time. I do hope it works out for them but I get the feeling their non-FOX and Robot Chicken programming will get beat soundly by Teletoon's late night schedule.

    That weekday AS schedule is something I'd rather watch than the US weekday schedule but since it lacks some of the shows we have now and well... Toonami... I'm not complain'n for us.

    What are the Dudes and DBD doing on the schedule? Those are both cancelled here and they are anything but beloved so why even air them?

    There's quite a few non-CN shows on that schedule but hopefully they are only temporary and will be phased out as more CN shows join the line-up. Though it's not bad that they include some for variety sake. I see they didn't escape Johnny Test but it only airs on the weekends for now.

    A little surprised at no ThunderCats but hopefully it shows up soon.

    They're otherwise much better off for action cartoons. Action on weekend prime time (though paired with Level Up bleh...) and both Batman the Brave and the Bold and Generator Rex get weekday morning slots. Gotta admit... I'm jelly about at least Batman as well as Sym-Bionic Titan on the weekends. They have weekday afternoon episodes of The Secret Saturdays as well but at least we have that on Boomerang.

    You know it would be really great if they used that block of action shows on Saturday and/or Sunday prime to lead into adult targeted action programming. Maybe some day they'll give it a shot.
     
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    That's one heck of a good schedule. :shrug:
     
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    Wow, No Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo or Looney Tunes on the schedule? That's oddly unusual.

    Jeez, they're really pushing Bakugan on Saturdays, uh?

    I like CNC's new schedule. I wish this was our U.S. schedule. Strangly, I also don't see Thundercats or The Problem Solverz (as I seen it on the promos), but this is just a big start for that Canadian CN.

    I like the idea of Dexter's Laboratory being aired the last before the start of Adult Swim. Very clever.

    Dude and Destroy shouldn't be CN Canada. After what just happened here, they really shouldn't.

    There's a lot of Canadian shows on the schedule. I thought that Atomic Betty, at first, wouldn't be on CNC because mostly everyone forgot about the show. Guess I was wrong.
     
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    Codename: Kids Next Door is getting nice treatment on that schedule. I wish they would show it as often as that here in the UK...
     
  11. Daikun

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    What's going on in the 5AM hour?

    The Adult Swim schedule doesn't list anything past 4:30AM, and the CN schedule starts at 6AM.

    EDIT: THIS is Adult Swim Canada's website?!?

    I refuse to believe that's for real.
     
  12. BrianLeague

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    That doesn't look official at all....
     
  13. Daikun

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    It's the only website I could find on them. Google doesn't turn up any other result.

    Also, as much as I hate having to resort to Wikipedia, even that lists the page in the External Links.
     
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    Yes it is, and it's AMAZING. In fact, it's probably the best thing about Adult Swim Canada right now. Everyone expected their version of the block to be low budget and two steps behind the States, and they fully embraced it rather than playing it down. Almost like a parody of Canadian TV in general.

    Unfortunately, from the looks of things the block really is low budget and several steps behind the US version. I know they'd probably prefer to save the more notable stuff for later as the audience for the station builds, but the current offerings are truly pathetic. It's like they're not even trying content-wise.
     
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    The problem is, this doesn't line up help build their audience. Nobody I know is going call and demand Cartoon Network Canada if all they get is left overs. They are already in a tough position since most of their savviest and most eager viewers are the kind over whom linear TV holds little sway, but with out the promise of same day premieres, they've pretty much given none of the AS demographic in Canada a reason to care about AS Canada and CN Canada. Why demand your carrier a network that is stale from the start?
     
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    I guess they're saving Thundercats, Tom and Jerry, and The Looney Tunes Show, along with the other shows, for fall? Makes sense imho, cause almost nobody watches TV during the summer. I presume that at least 2-3 shows from the initial schedule are just placeholders for something else.
     
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    Looks a bit like CN (US) and Adult Swim (US) lineup from a few years ago, with random other series/Canadian series mixed in...

    To throw my two cents addressing the remarks on this above:

    - Unlike US cable TV (unregulated by the FCC), Canadian cable TV networks like over-the-air stations must be licensed from Canada's CRTC (their FCC equivalent), including meeting conditions for their license. One such requirement's airing a minimum number of Canadian-made programs (seeing as they already get mass quantities of American shows---Simpsons reruns, Law and Order, etc. etc. like we do per getting our over-the-air stations). Thus, a reason CN-Canada has some Teletoon-made shows/other Canadian-made series (Johnny Test, Atomic Betty, etc.).

    - Speaking of which, another factor is Teletoon already shares a good chunk of CN-US' programming, and vice-versa---Johnny Test, Total Drama Island, etc. It even has an analog of Adult Swim, its late-night block "Teletoon At Night" (which apparently airs a chunk of Adult Swim's lineup, including the Fox shows and "Futurama") and companion digital cable channel "Teletoon Retro" (similar to Boomerang-US' retro cartoons). Which makes their getting watered-downed versions of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim seem redundant to me; what's the point when Teletoon already airs most of the popular CN-original/Adult Swim-original material (besides some of the less-often-seen shows I suppose)?

    - International/non-US distribution rights of TV shows might differ from where they'd air on US networks, which might also explain some of the lineups of shows here (including the anime, which might air on different/rival channels up there?).

    - Finally, odd that they'd choose July 4 (an American holiday) to debut up north, where it's just another work day there, though kids will be on summer vacation anyway. A better choice would've been next weekend, which is a holiday in Canada (Canada Day = July 1 there).

    Just for kicks, I found a schedule for Teletoon at Night, for comparison (no idea if it'll change with the impending debut of Adult Swim-Canada, but I doubt it):
    http://www.teletoon.com/tv/_assets/en/data/schedule/night/teletoonAtNight.pdf

    Couldn't find a schedule for Teletoon proper, though its website lists its usually-aired shows (www.teletoon.com).
     
  18. Pepperidge

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    Nope. They currently air on nowhere, ever.
     
  19. Butterstar

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    What about Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Superchannel? Plus, YTV might still have the rights to a few like Bleach and Ghost in the Shell.
     
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    Here's the current list of anime that airs on TV in Canada. It also includes Toonzai, since a CW affiliate is available with most Canadian digital cable packages.
     

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