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Cartoon Network (CN for short) is an American pay television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System, a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

The channel was launched on October 1, 1992, and primarily broadcasts animated television series, mostly children's programming, ranging from action to animated comedy. It operates usually from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM (ET/PT) everyday and is primarily aimed at children and young teenagers between the ages of 7 to 15; however, it also targets older teens and adults with mature content during its late night daypart block, Adult Swim, which is treated as a separate entity for promotional purposes and as a separate channel by Nielsen for ratings purposes. A Spanish language audio track for select programs is accessible via second audio programing (SAP); some cable and satellite companies offer the Spanish feed as a separate channel by removing the main English-language audio track. It is also the sister channel of Boomerang.

As of January 2016, Cartoon Network is available to approximately 94.0 million pay television households (80.7% of households with television) in the United States.


Cartoon Network's current programming includes original animated series such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, and Craig of the Creek, as well as acquired programming from other studios, which as of March 2019 includes Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty!, Total DramaRama and DC Super Hero Girls. In the past, Cartoon Network has also produced live-action programming, such as the live-action/animated hybrids Out of Jimmy's Head and The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, and shows such as Level Up, Tower Prep, and Incredible Crew.

In addition, Cartoon Network reruns various Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry cartoons, which have been in constant rotation from the network's launch in 1992 until 2017. In its early days, Cartoon Network benefited from having access to a large collection of animated programming, including the libraries of Warner Bros. (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Tom and Jerry and other series), and Hanna-Barbera (The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Snorks, and others). Turner's ownership of Hanna-Barbera gave the network access to an established animation studio, something chief rival Nickelodeon did not yet have. Most of these series were removed by 1999 and moved to Boomerang in 2000.


Program Title Year(s)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1994
The Moxy and Flea Show 1995
What a Cartoon! 1995
Dexter's Laboratory 1996
Cow and Chicken 1997
Johnny Bravo 1997
I Am Weasel 1997
The Powerpuff Girls 1998
Ed, Edd n Eddy 1999
Courage the Cowardly Dog 1999
Mike, Lu & Og 1999
Sheep in the Big City 2000
Time Squad 2001
Samurai Jack 2001
Grim & Evil 2001
Whatever Happened to...Robot Jones? 2002
Codename: Kids Next Door 2002
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy 2003
Evil Con Carne 2003
Star Wars: Clone Wars 2003
Megas XLR 2004
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends 2004
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi 2004
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee 2005
Camp Lazlo 2005
Sunday Pants 2005
My Gym Partner's a Monkey 2005
Ben 10 2005
Robotboy 2005
Squirrel Boy 2006
Class of 3000 2006
Chowder 2007
Ben 10: Alien Force 2008
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack 2008
The Secret Saturdays 2008
Adventure Time 2010
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien 2010
Generator Rex 2010
Regular Show 2010
Sym-Bionic Titan 2010
Robotomy 2010
The Problem Solverz 2011
The Amazing World of Gumball 2011
Secret Mountain Fort Awesome 2011
Ben 10: Omniverse 2012
Teen Titans Go! 2013
Uncle Grandpa 2013
Steven Universe 2013
The Tom and Jerry Show 2014
Clarence 2014
Over the Garden Wall 2014
We Bare Bears 2015
New Looney Tunes 2015
The Powerpuff Girls (2016) 2016
Mighty Magiswords 2016
Ben 10 (2016) 2017
O.K. K.O.! Let's Be Heroes 2017
Unikitty! 2018
Apple & Onion 2018
Craig of the Creek 2018
Summer Camp Island 2018
DC Super Hero Girls 2019
Victor and Valentino 2019
Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart 2019
Scooby-Doo and the Guess Who? 2019
Infinity Train 2019
ThunderCats Roar 2019