Why was 2005-2009 a dark age for CN?

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  1. Hichesterbrook21

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    Many people say that CN wasn't as good in the mid to late 2000s as it was earlier that decade or in the 2010s. Why do you all think so? I believe it was because:
    • Live-action shows
    • Increased focus on Canadian imports
    • The popular 2000s shows (Foster's, EEnE, KND, Billy & Mandy, and others) were ending
    • The new shows (Chowder, Flapjack, Camp Lazlo, Gym Partner's, and others) that premiere weren't as popular or good
     
  2. Astroboy6969

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    Didn't you already make a thread like this? Anyway, I did like most of the CN shows from 2005-2009, even though I didn't watch CN until 2013.
     
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    The dark age is right now.
     
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    Hold on, I don't recall many people stating that CN gone through decay in 2005 and 2006...
    Live-action didn't even start popping up until 2007, when Out of Jimmy's Head first premiered, among many others.
    Why do many people assume that a good show ending means that the entire network has decayed. Isn't it a good thing that a show doesn't gone on for too long to avoid rotting?

    IMO, the 2004-2007 CN City era was decent (and played a huge part of my childhood). The 2007-2010 era, however...
     
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    Wasn’t there already a thread like this? Anyways I think CN decayed in the late 2000’s mostly due to live action shows.
     
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    Yeah, that's when the decay in the USA started to me. Though here in Portugal, when we got the European feed, it was now infected by action shows and that wasn't good for my tastes. Until I realized that I could give CN another shot (their schedule was starting to improve over here) in August of 2010.
     
  7. MegasMilo379

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    I may have said this before in another thread, but here I go anyway:

    CN wasn't in a dark age during those years and I really liked (and in a few cases even loved) most of the originals that debuted in those years/this era.

    I would agree with everyone else here that CN is in something of a dark age right now.
     
  8. Rad's Kittens

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    Here in Asia, we were barely impacted by the "dark age" because none of the live action shows ever aired in the Asian feed to my knowledge, and the schedule still had some classics in desirable time slots, which was enough for 12-year-old me.

    Anyways, CN did relatively well programming-wise up until 2009 imo. I admit there were more shows that didn't click with me than in the previous years, but I'll give them credit where it's due.
     
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    I beg to differ. I think CN's current lineup is perfectly fine, and the batch of new shows coming to the network looks quite promising.
     
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    Europe too. The only live-action series CN Europe aired when I still had it were Out of Jimmy's Head and Level Up. When it left Portugal it aired Incredible Crew.
     
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    Oh yeah those also aired in Southeast Asia. None of the actual CN Real shows made it to our feed though. And Incredible Crew never aired here.
     
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    I barely watched Out of Jimmy's Head - just a bit of an episode - in February 2009.
     
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    The only show on CN I watched during this era was Ed, Edd n eddy but that ended during the era. So yeah, it was kind of a dark age because all of the cartoons ended and they brought in really bad live-action ones. I barely watched CN back then though. I didn't come back until 2010 for scooby-doo mystery incorporated and Adventure Time. This thread is kind of pointless though. Wasn't one like this already created?
     
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    There was one but it was about the current dark age.
     
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    personally i think the dark era for cartoon network was from 2009 to 2010 and 2013 to 2016 but who knows maybe in the next 5 to 10 years cartoon network might change greatly
     
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    Here in Romania we got Out of Jimmy's Head, Level Up, My Spy Family, Cartoon Network Dance Club, The Latest Buzz, The Sarah Jane Adventures, M.I. High, Ben 10 Ultimate Challenge, Cartoon Network Scavenger Hunt and The Big Big Big BIG Cartoon Network Show
     
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    Almost forgot about CN Dance Club South Africa (2009, 2011). I didn't count Ben 10: Ultimate Challenge as such because it's a game show.
     
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    08-10 was the dark age. We all know why. The initials L.A.!
     
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    Even at the age of 11 and did not live in the USA, I simply disliked it.
     
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    Since this is the latest version of this thread, I'll just post this here (a recent youtube video I found mildly interesting):

     
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