Adult Swim Jr

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PicardMan

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#21
How do we know that for sure? It makes some sense from inference but without any word from Adult Swim, we are just speculating. There is no concrete information except the name for this maybe programming block and Spring 2018. There is so little concrete details that I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few red herrings Adult Swim is throwing (including the name of this upcoming event/block whatever it could be a troll placeholder name for something unexpected.)
 
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#22
How do we know that for sure? It makes some sense from inference but without any word from Adult Swim, we are just speculating. There is no concrete information except the name for this maybe programming block and Spring 2018. There is so little concrete details that I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few red herrings Adult Swim is throwing (including the name of this upcoming event/block whatever it could be a troll placeholder name for something unexpected.)
The name being a joke but the actual block being real is something I could imagine. Like CN could easily be planning for a teen block, since they have a kid and "adult" block. This is really logical on both their end and ours. Adult Swim could easily have hinted at it with this bump, using "adult swim jr.," as the hint to what it will actually be. Thus, I wouldn't necessarily expect Adult Swim Jr. for Spring 2018, but I would expect something, something that could still be changing and evolving as we speak.
 

BlooMac

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#25
Personally, I think there's no need for a "buffer" brand between Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. CN and [as] both have enough to offer for teens.

I think people are looking way too much into this, let's wait for something more than just a bump.
 

Golden Geek

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#26
Personally, I think there's no need for a "buffer" brand between Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. CN and [as] both have enough to offer for teens.
Except Cartoon Network doesn't really target 12-17 year olds, and neither does Adult Swim. Furthermore, CN is pushing more towards TV-Y7 content, while Adult Swim is looking mainly for TV-14/TV-MA content (at least for their originals). There's a little gap there - a gap that was discussed more extensively back when Toonami was still a daytime block and shows like Case Closed were misguidedly placed on Adult Swim.
 
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Personally, I think there's no need for a "buffer" brand between Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. CN and [as] both have enough to offer for teens.

I think people are looking way too much into this, let's wait for something more than just a bump.
You may be right that we are jumping the gun, and there may not be anything to this. Yet, I would actually argue that there is a need for the "buffer." First, CN, whether we like it or not, is not for shows like Steven Universe or Teen Titans. These shows follow a linear storyline and have more serious elements, while ratings and the opinions of children indicate that more slice of life, child-oriented, and random type shows will do better. In other words, this is why you see Teen Titans Go or Gumball type shows ruling the lineup, and stuff like Steven Universe is more rarely shown.

Second, there is definitely a market for shows like Samurai Jack, Young Justice, Steven Universe, and the like, but not necessarily a proper home for them. These are shows that mix together child elements and adult elements, almost dancing on the line of what is acceptable. They are not necessarily avoiding more explicit content nor are they very "safe," yet at the same time they aren't fully adult oriented nor do they ignore children. These shows, although often getting significant fandoms behind them, always appear out of place when compared to other shows like Teen Titans Go, yet also seem do not blend well with something like Rick and Morty or Mike Tyson Mysteries.

In other words, a designated time for shows like this would be fantastic. Children are usually more in favor of these random shows, and by 8/9 are going to bed. Teens on the other hand, and adults who enjoy such content, are looking for something to watch from 8/9-10/11. Here, CN has the opportunity to place these shows there, which often don't get much time on their normal schedule, while also taking the place of some Adult Swim shows that aren't getting the highest ratings.

Thus, you'd have a place for older shows older people enjoyed in the past (Teen Titans), a place to rerun newer teen type content (Steven Universe), and a place to bring newer linear type teen shows (Infinity Train). If this isn't something you'd want, or if it is something you don't necessarily think is needed, I don't know what to tell you other than to think of your favorite shows and how you'd either want far more like that or to see them on the CN schedule more.
 
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sasq

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If this is actually real, I really do hope they at least change the name to something like Teen Toon or Toon Teen. I don't really see "Adult Swim" and "Junior" mixing well. I mean Boomerang was essentially an archive channel for old CN programming, but you don't hear people calling it Cartoon Network Retro.
Teen Toon, you say? :D


But yeah, it's very possible that Adult Swim Jr. is a joke name and the actual name will be revealed soon.
 

mqg96

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Except Cartoon Network doesn't really target 12-17 year olds, and neither does Adult Swim. Furthermore, CN is pushing more towards TV-Y7 content, while Adult Swim is looking mainly for TV-14/TV-MA content (at least for their originals). There's a little gap there - a gap that was discussed more extensively back when Toonami was still a daytime block and shows like Case Closed were misguidedly placed on Adult Swim.
I always thought [adult swim] programming was suitable for high school & up (ages 14+) no matter what, whether the shows are TV-14 or TV-MA. Yeah throughout the years there has never been specific shows on CN or [adult swim] that targeted teenagers. The only block I can think of is Toonami programming when it was on CN during weekdays, but that was mainly anime. After [adult swim] premiered in 2001 Toonami really separated its demographic with the anime shows, where the more kiddy anime stayed on CN and the more mature anime stayed on [adult swim]. During the pre-adult swim days (2001 & earlier) the network had a balance of shows that appealed to nearly all ages, and it was mainly the classic cartoons during late nights that appealed to adults who grew up with those when they were kids.
 

mqg96

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Adult Swim Junior would be such a corny name, I feel like they have to change the name or something. A 3 hr teen block between CN and [adult swim] from 8pm-11pm (Eastern/Pacific) would be epic! But too bad I'm about to turn 22 now :p
 
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Adult Swim Junior would be such a corny name, I feel like they have to change the name or something. A 3 hr teen block between CN and [adult swim] from 8pm-11pm (Eastern/Pacific) would be epic! But too bad I'm about to turn 22 now :p
Even if the keep the [as] jr name,
I think they will have to change it at some point to something else.... it creates confusion. And what will be the branding of this thing? Regular [as] b and w bumps? The 8:00 landscape bumps? Just whatever like sr? Or something completely different.....
 
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This is not about whether CN or Adult Swim are 'suitable' for teenagers, this is about whether or not the ads are suitable for them. Another block means more specialized ads.
Wow, I did not think about that, and that is honestly like such a good reason. Actually makes me believe more in this being a thing.