Boomerang's current programming as of January 1, 2018.<p style="text-align:center;">
Current Program Blocks
Boomerang is Cartoon Network's sister channel. It was launched in 2000, 8 years after Cartoon Network. In October of 2004, former shows from Cartoon Network migrated to Boomerang such as Baby Looney Tunes, Looney Tunes and Several Hanna-Barbara cartoons. On October 2 and 3 2004, Boomerang began everyday with old reruns of classics such as The Popeye Show, Tom and Jerry, The Bob Clampett Show, The Pink Panther (1993) and SuperGlobetrotters. Like the Disney Channel, Boomerang does not carry external product commercials, being financed solely by subscription fees and tie-ins. In order fill out a half hour block since it has a strict half hour scheduling system. The only commercials shown were of advertisements of shows on Cartoon Network or Boomerang, occasional advertisements of DVD products from Warner Home Video, various animated shorts, and public service announcements. However, minimal external product advertisements have started to appear on the network primarily on Dish Network. When Boomerang was still doing its looping format (which lasted until December 26, 2004) program days began airing at 8 am EDT. The Looping format had 8 hours of programming repeated 3 times a day. Later, Monday through Thursday were just normal programming days, with a variety of half hour and hour long programming, on Friday "monthly feature" cartoons aired an entire day. On January 1, 2005, "monthly feature" cartoons became known as "monthly character of the month" and was then shown on weekends from 2-4pm.
Boomerang's promotional slogan "It's all coming back to you" was one of nostalgia that accurately fit at that time, however, Boomerang sometimes uses a secondary slogan "This is Boomerang from Cartoon Network." The announcer for most promos was John O'Hurley. Plus, in 2006, Dexter's Laboratory, Garfield and Friends, Kevin Whitney & Friends, Mike, Lu & Og, Pokemon and What's New, Scooby-Doo? began airing on Boomerang. As of September 2008, Cartoon Network began to run more commercials for Boomerang, including 2 that were seen January 1, 2009. Recently between intermission Boomerang would air a bumper; then 2 ads; one would be a Dish or a Direct TV depending on the provider, and the other ad would be another commercial, then it would air a classic short and Wedgies (of which shown Nacho Bear, Big Baby, Calling Cat-22!, The Bremen Avenue Experience, and The Talented Mr. Bixby.)
Boomerang has not shown any live action shows, with the exceptions of The Banana Splits (which was shown from 2000 to 2011), Hole In the Wall (which was shown intermittently from 2010 to mid-2011), The Addams Family and The Munsters, (which were only shown around Halloween from 2011 to 2013.)
Although Boomerang is meant for old cartoons it began airing new shows on January 1, 2012 such as The Mr. Men Show, Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10 Omniverse, Puppy in My Pocket: Adventures In Pocketville, and Krypto the Superdog. Boomerang aired the 1990's and 2000's incarnations of the Pokémon series until the series moved to Disney XD in 2017. Boomerang has also aired The Garfield Show and Casper's Scare School. To go alongside their airings on Cartoon Network, Boomerang aired both The Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans Go! from December 1, 2014 until April 2, 2017, ran The Powerpuff Girls (2016 TV Series) from November 1, 2016 to January 1, 2018, began airing Uncle Grandpa on June 5, 2017, ran OK KO!: Let's Be Heroes! from August 7, 2017 until September 1, 2017, and began airing Ben 10 (Reboot) on November 6, 2017. The network also will begin airing Steven Universe in 2018.
When Boomerang rebranded on January 19, 2015, two new shows premiered on the network: Numb Chucks and Grojband, both of which aired new episodes until July 12, 2015. On October 5, 2015, reboots of Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo! titled Wabbit and Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! premiered on the network. The network also began airing new episodes of Sonic Boom, Shaun the Sheep, and Dreamworks Dragons, the latter two of which were removed in 2016.
New blocks have been introduced. Pet of the Week ran from June 1, 2015 to August 14, 2015 and featured a marathon of a randomly-selected program in which the main character is a animal. On June 27, 2016, the network launched Cartoon Network Retro, a late-night block featuring re-runs of older Cartoon Network shows such as Dexter's Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. The block ended on April 3, 2017. In addition, Halloween and Christmas marathons were added in 2015.
On September 2, 2017, Baby Looney Tunes returned to the Boomerang's line-up, and continued airing until October 1, 2017. The next day, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo returned to the channel's line-up, only to get replaced with Baby Looney Tunes on November 6, 2017.
On January 2, 2018, Dexter's Laboratory, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Codename: Kids Next Door returned to Boomerang's schedule, 9 months after Cartoon Network Retro ended.
To view the shows on Boomerang from other countries visit: Boomerang Foreign