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Originally launched in 1992 as a four-hour weekend programming block on Creator/CartoonNetwork [[note]]The channel itself launched on April 1st, 2000; the programming block on Cartoon Network would actually last until December 26th, 2004.[[/note]], Boomerang serves as a channel to showcase Turner's extensive animation archives, including pre-1986 Creator/{{MGM}} (WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry), Creator/HannaBarbera (''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', the list could go on and on), and older Creator/WarnerBros Animation material (WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, at least until Creator/CartoonNetwork started showing it again). Of note is that, like its corporate sibling Creator/TurnerClassicMovies, Boomerang didn't run ''any'' outside advertising, only stuff for its [[Creator/CartoonNetwork sister network]] and music videos featuring Boomerang's classic programming.

Eventually, [[NetworkDecay Boomerang started adding more recent material to its schedule]], mostly from Cartoon Network's Creator/CartoonCartoons era shows, as well as acquired shows such as ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. While some have cried foul, it is sort of fair to remember that [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory some of]] [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken these shows]] are nearly 20 years old, and a good majority of the Creator/CartoonCartoons were at least a decade old by the time they started running them.

Starting in 2014, Boomerang became an ad-supported network that ran outside advertising, as well as finally being acknowledged by Turner in its channel lineup. All this culminated with a complete rebrand in 2015 (though it re-launched internationally in 2014), where the network became a family-oriented animation network aimed at parents, children and girls, as opposed to its boy-slanted parent channel. With its rebrand, Boomerang began broadcasting original series (such as ''WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo'') and downplayed its archival programming in-favor of shows starring the most popular characters from the Turner libraries (and reruns of recent Cartoon Network programming during prime-time hours).

But there was a catch. On top of being placed on a higher-tier on some providers (owing to the network's original commercial-free format), Boomerang was still in far fewer households then Cartoon Network. [[note]]As of 2015, Boomerang reaches over 43 million households, ''even less'' than Creator/DiscoveryFamily's 69 million.[[/note]] As a result, each of Boomerang's original shows first premiered on Cartoon Network through very long "sneak previews", which was the only other way most viewers would have been able to watch them.

On April 11, 2017, Boomerang launched a subscription-based streaming service with 1,000+ classic and modern titles from the Turner/Warner Bros. library. Not long after launch, new episodes of the cable network's programming, and several [[WesternAnimation/DorothyAndTheWizardOfOz new]] [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017 shows]], began airing on the streaming service.

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!!A list of shows that have aired on Boomerang:
[[index]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAddamsFamily''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAtomAntShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/PreciousPupp''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheHillbillyBears''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheGalaxyTrio''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bunnicula}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''
* ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels''
** ''WesternAnimation/CaspersFirstChristmas''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ClueClub''
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken''
* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Devlin}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''
* ''WesternAnimation/DorothyAndTheWizardOfOz''
* ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder''
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''
* ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fangface}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMax''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheManCalledFlintstone''
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids''
** ''WesternAnimation/CaveKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinJr''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheImpossibles''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGaryColemanShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/GooberAndTheGhostChasers''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHalloweenTree''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeidisSong''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids''
* ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/PixieDixieAndMrJinks''
** ''WesternAnimation/HokeyWolf''
* ''WesternAnimation/InchHighPrivateEye''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones''
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest''
** ''WesternAnimation/JonnysGoldenQuest''
** ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestVersusTheCyberInsects''
** ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKwickyKoalaShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/CrazyClaws''
** ''WesternAnimation/DirtyDawg''
** ''WesternAnimation/BungleBrothers''
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
** ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''
** ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction''
* ''WesternAnimation/LoopyDeLoop''
* ''WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla''
** ''WesternAnimation/RicochetRabbitAndDroopALongCoyote''
** ''WesternAnimation/PunkinPussAndMushmouse''
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMightor''
** ''[[WesternAnimation/MobyDickHannaBarbera Moby Dick]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' (in-between shows)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''
* ''Series/TheMunsters''
* ''WesternAnimation/PacMan''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater''
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (2010-2017)
* ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
* ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''
** ''WesternAnimation/SnooperAndBlabber''
** ''WesternAnimation/AugieDoggieAndDoggieDaddy''
* ''WesternAnimation/RichieRich1980''
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndScrappyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyAndScrappyDooShow''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMysteries''
** ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''
** ''WesternAnimation/BeCoolScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMeetsTheBooBrothers''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights''
** ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooDirectToVideoFilmSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2020''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''
* ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''
* ''WesternAnimation/ShirtTales''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks''
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost''
** ''WesternAnimation/DinoBoy''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' [[labelnote:*]]Season 1[[/labelnote]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons, WesternAnimation/MGMOneshotCartoons, WesternAnimation/BarneyBear and WesternAnimation/HappyHarmonies'' (Aired in half hour blocks.)
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''
** ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids''
** ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales''
* ''WesternAnimation/TopCat''
* ''WesternAnimation/ValleyOfTheDinosaurs''
* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''
** ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces2017''
* ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear''
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/YakkyDoodle''
* ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang''
** ''WesternAnimation/YogisArkLark''
* ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBufordFilesAndTheGallopingGhost''
[[/index]]
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