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The Simpsons: Cartoon Network or Adult Swim?

Discussion in 'The Cartoon Network/Boomerang Cartoon Forum' started by sasq, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. sasq

    sasq Active Member

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    I don't live in the United States of America, but I would like to ask a question.

    Like we all know, Fox put The Simpsons' cable rights for sale years ago with Turner (Adult Swim) and Viacom (Comedy Central) being interested, and FX Networks (Fox) won them for their FXX channel.

    But what if Turner won that sale or bought the rights years before? and there is a problem.

    While 'The Simpsons' has many moments of adult humor (especially the later seasons), the series is far more tame than shows like Family Guy (especially the early seasons, which also had many episodes rated TV-PG and some even rated TV-G, same thing in the UK).

    Given CN has been airing more TV-PG shows since the debut of Adventure Time and Regular Show, where do you think should have The Simpsons aired if they got the rights?
     
  2. Fone Bone

    Fone Bone Matt Zimmer

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    Adult Swim. Still a little too risque for CN.
     
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  3. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Well-Known Member

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    Totally AS. Even though I would never call The Simpsons a raunchy show, it is still too adult for regular CN. I think it would make a great show to lead off AS.
     
  4. RandomMe

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    I agree, if they had the rights it would be the first thing on rather than King of the Hill.
     
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  5. RDG

    RDG Aspiring animator/filmmaker and Ugliest Man Alive

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    NO WAY the Simpsons would EVER air on Cartoon Network. Adult Swim, maybe, but NEVER CN.
     
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  6. Light Lucario

    Light Lucario Moderator
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    There is no chance that Cartoon Network proper would air the Simpsons. It would be a bit too adult for the kids watching Cartoon Network. I agree that it would work as a nice lead in for Adult Swim, but I don't know if that is too likely to happen either.
     
  7. Neo Ultra Mike

    Neo Ultra Mike Creeping Shadow of "15000"+ Posts

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    Yeah CN may allow very limited PG fare but that's still more "aimed at kids" PG fare not "aimed at general adult audience" PG like the Simpsons which yeah if put on the channel would be put on Adult Swim. As I've said several times though I don't want AS to ever air The Simpsons since I have a feeling they will just use that as excuse to take even more of CN's runtime for themselves due to how popular the Simpsons would be as a get.
     
  8. Action!

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    I seriously doubt that it would air o CN. It is more suited for Adult Swim.
     
  9. PF9

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    I originally thought Viacom should have gotten the cable rights because Comedy Central had Futurama at the time. Of course with so many episodes of The Simpsons they could have been divvied up between Viacom's networks (Nick at Nite, TV Land, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central, Spike [new PMN]) for easier airing. Come 2018 and CC/Viacom no longer has Futurama.
     
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  10. Radical Edward

    Radical Edward Was Rad's Kittens

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    The Simpsons actually aired on Cartoon Network Philippines at one point.
     
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  11. SpaceCowboy

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    Adult Swim, because of that Family Guy crossover.
     
  12. superkeegan9100

    superkeegan9100 Well-known user & Cartoon analyst

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    Actually Comedy Central does still air Futurama from 9AM-12PM.
     
  13. Markus Nelis

    Markus Nelis Member

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    The Simpsons fit for Adult Swim, but not for CN, because of little children.
     
  14. RandomMe

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    Keep in mind that The Simpsons actually aired on a CN feed: CN Philippines, for a while in 2006.

    Must have been a leftover from Jack TV, which actually aired CN shows even though there actually was a CN Philippines in the first place.
     
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  15. Golden Geek

    Golden Geek Gera Gera Po

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    Cartoon Network could've shown The Simpsons - but they'd often be digging the scissors out to cut unsuitable innuendo or language, like how stations in the UK used to do while running the show in kid-friendly slots. Fans definitely would've complained. Adult Swim would be a better choice.
     
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    superkeegan9100 Well-known user & Cartoon analyst

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    Adult Swim should've nabbed the rights when they had the chance.
     
  17. LinusFan303

    LinusFan303 A fan of Linus and Peppermint Patty

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    First, I will say I am glad FXX has the rights they do a good job with the show (minus the whole 16:9 by stretching thing) I like the two theme nights and access to the episodes on FX Now. Adult Swim would have picked up the show over CN as maybe a buffer show like how KOTH is used. I do think Turner would have maybe picked it up for both TBS and Adult Swim, but the chance of it airing on CN would be thin. Even though many kids have watched the series , I know I did when I was a kid and watched as a family on Sundays, Cartoon Network wouldn't have been an option at all for the Simpsons.
     
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