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Cartoon Network Retro is a late-night programming block that launched on Boomerang on June 27, 2016. The block airs re-runs of Cartoon Network programming from the 1990's and early 2000's. It originally aired from 11 pm to 6 am on weekdays, and from 10 pm to 6 am on weekends, before expanding to every night from 10 pm to 6 am on February 6, 2017. A few shows have a permanent spot on the schedule, with other programs featured irregularly.

Current programming Edit

The following programming currently have a permanent spot on the schedule, as of February 7, 2017[1]:

Seasonal programming Edit

The following programming have only aired seasonally:

Future programming Edit

Potential programming Edit

Some shows that have the potential to air, but have yet to, include the following programming:

There are several reasons why these shows have yet to air. Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi features the Japanesse pop band Puffy AmiYumi, whose popularity has gone down in recent years. Camp Lazlo suffered through a long production. The Powerpuff Girls received a reboot a few months prior to the block's launch, which makes it seem like Cartoon Network is trying to forget the original source material (to the point where the reboot began airing on Boomerang a few months after the original series left Boomerang, even though Ben 10 and its reboot are to be shown on Boomerang concurrently). In the case of the others, it's most likely due to Boomerang changing its focus to programming for younger audiences in recent years, which would prevent more mature shows like Johnny Bravo, Gym Partner, and Flapjack from airing.

Former programming Edit

Programs that have been removed from the block occasionally reappear as seasonal programming (see above).

Specials shown on the block Edit

Special marathons Edit

To symbolize the beginning of the block, the block aired the whole first seasons episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (including its pilot film, House of Bloo's) from June 27 to July 3, 2016.

From October 25 to 31, to tie in with the 2016 incarnation of Halloween, the block aired Halloween and horror-themed episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Chowder, The Flintstones, The Smurfs, The Jetsons, and Ed, Edd N Eddy, as well as marathons for Courage the Cowardly Dog and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!.

In December 2016, for the 2016 incarnation of Christmas, the block aired Christmas and winter-themed episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Flintstones, The Smurfs, The Jetsons, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Codename: Kids Next Door, as well as the block's premiere of Yogi Bear.

Absences Edit

The block did not air on December 31, 2016 or January 1, 2017 to make room for the Scooby-Doo New Year's Eve Marathon and Looney Tunes New Year's Day Marathon.

Note Edit

All of the programs featured on the block were already on Boomerang's line-up prior to the launch of the block (except for Codename: Kids Next Door, which was only shown on Boomerang as part of a one-time occasion).

Sources Edit

  1. "Boomerang Schedule"- Cartoon Network http://schedule.adultswim.com/servlet/BoomerangServlet?action=selectBMDay

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