Anime on American TV probably reached its peak sometime in the early to mid-2000s, before Toonami's death in 2008 and the rise of the Internet led to an abrupt collapse. Are we going to enter this same cycle again, or will we maintain at a steady level? Current homes of anime on American TV: Toonami. This is the most consistent and promising home for anime on American TV, especially with Jason DeMarco's recently expressed interest in pickups outside of the action genre. However, ratings have been consistently slumping down, and the schedule is constantly shifting around in a seemingly desperate attempt to get them back up. According to DeMarco, plans are in place for the block through 2021...but then what? Disney XD. Naruto: Shippuden was an experiment - a failed one. No one really knows what happened to Stitch!. However, Beyblade Burst, Doraemon and Yokai Watch have all performed fairly well for the network, and they're currently treating Pokemon a lot better than Cartoon Network had in years. There's also the factor of several of the network's series, such as Big Hero 6: The Series, DuckTales, Milo Murphy's Law, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil abruptly shifting over to the main Disney Channel. Disney could easily shift the focus/target of Disney XD to slightly older-skewing, perhaps a competitor to TeenNick, with older cartoons, the D|XP block of video game programming, and some PG anime. (Though a follow-up question to that is...which ones? Toonami already took two good candidates, Black Clover and My Hero Academia.) Starz. Starz has always had a healthy relationship with anime, though they're not showing as much on their linear stations as they used to. (Currently, the Digimon Adventure tri. movies and some Ghibli fare are in rotation.) However, their on-demand service has a surprising selection of titles from all sorts of different licensors, including Ah My Buddha!, Boogiepop Phantom, Buso Renkin, Death Note, Dirty Pair Flash, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, His and Her Circumstances, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Inuyasha, Naruto, Please Teacher!, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Space Pirate Mito, Super GALS!, Toradora!, Vampire Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Zatch Bell!. Considering how many people use on-demand/streaming services nowadays, is this just as viable to capture new anime fans as broadcasting them on TV? Nicktoons. Honestly, I had to dig through the Nicktoons schedule and try to find out if they were still showing any anime. Once a week, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V airs. That's it. Considering they let the Dragon Ball series go back to Toonami and how little Nickelodeon cares for this sub-channel of theirs in general, I wouldn't count on seeing any more anime in the future on Nicktoons. Toku. Formerly the Funimation Channel. While their schedule was originally just as anime-focused as Funimation's was (simply with Media Blasters' titles), the network has become a lot more focused on B-movies and tokusatsu series, leaving only a few anime for the late-night hours. (Not like there's any other appropriate time to show the likes of Yosuga no Sora on television.) Furthermore, the channel is managed so poorly that online schedule sites still show Funimation Channel's old placeholder schedule! Those are the five main stations I know of where you can see anime on American TV. With two of them on the way out, is there a chance of anime reaching anywhere near its peak it once had, where you could find it at almost all hours of the day on American TV somewhere? Could a network like Viceland, which is already broadcasting anime in Australia and the UK, get involved in the US? If I email Syfy enough times, will they ever bring back Ani-Monday? Or is streaming simply the future not just for anime, but television in general?