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  • Scooby-Doo. This show and almost all of its multiple incarnations completely dominated the network in the late 1990s and throughout the 2000s, with the original series, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and later What's New, Scooby-Doo? being the most prominent. It seemed like if a show wasn't Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, a show on Toonami, or one of the popular Cartoon Cartoons, it was eventually bumped for more Scooby-Doo.
    • When the show inexplicably re-surged in popularity, Cartoon Network took advantage of it which resulted in marathons such as 1999's heavily advertised The Scooby-Doo Project and the 2002 Saturday evening Scooby-Universe block. Several of the television and direct-to-video movies aired on Cartoon Network's Cartoon Theatre pretty often. When ever there was a "Toon Extra" playing, you could also expect an airing of The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries at least 50% of the time. Lastly, special airings of Laff-A-Lympics were aired under the original blanket title of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics..
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    • It even got to the point where this became lampshaded throughout the network, with Cartoon Cartoon Fridays occasionally poking fun at this. If these events weren't the result of Scooby actually becoming the president of Cartoon Network during the 2000 presidential campaign, this may have helped it.
    • Add a further comment to the Scooby-Doo part for Cartoon Network: for a while they would also take any moment they could to play Scooby-Doo movies at any chance they could. That and Johnny Test.
      • Ironically, since 2010, Scooby's prominence on the CN lineup has decreased somewhat. In recent years, the only Scooby-related series that have aired include Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! and occasional reruns of What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. Scooby-Doo movies still air occasionally, but most of the time, they are the more recent ones. And instead of heavily advertising their TV premieres and giving them primetime slots, they usually just premiere them quietly during school hours. CN did take to airing the most recent show, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (which is exclusive to the Boomerang app), but dropped it after a few weeks.
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    • Boomerang, at least in the UK, held what it called a Scooby Summer during the summer of 2006. For the entirety of the summer holidays, every waking hour in the schedule would be filled by Scooby-Doo. It might have been the longest marathon of any cartoon ever, complete with adverts making it seem like it was the viewers' fault ("you begged," they enthused, "you pleaded!"). Even today, as of 2011, Boomerang will be having a "Scooby Week" or two, using excuses such as Easter break and midterms.
    • Ever since the summer of 2016, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School is aired once a month as a weekday morning movie. Sometimes, Boomerang will air it as well.
  • Until 2017 when all of the Warner Bros. Animation shows were moved to Boomerang except for Teen Titans Go!, Tom and Jerry was frequently aired on Cartoon Network (with a couple breaks) being one of the only classic cartoons (besides the aformentioned Sccoby Doo, Where Are You!) to still air on Cartoon Network during the 2004-2010 era until Looney Tunes came back in 2009. In fact, 2018 was the first year no Tom and Jerry reruns aired on the network.
    • This is also true for Tom and Jerry Tales which had a mostly permanent slot ever since it debuted on Cartoon Network in 2011 until it left in 2017.
    • Inverted with The Tom and Jerry Show (2014). It had a 1 year hiatus on Cartoon Network before being moved to Boomerang's streaming service. It briefly returned in 2019 before being removed again.
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    • The former treatment of Tom and Jerry on the main network is not even close to Boomerang's treatment which is stated below.
  • Space Ghost was almost always very prominent in the network's history. Space Ghost, Zorak, Moltar, and especially Brak seemingly existed as the mascots for the network as a whole from the mid-90s into the early 2000s. In that time, the characters were given 4 separate shows (including reruns of the original series, 5 if one counts Moltar hosting the action block Toonami, and 6 if one counts the revival of Cartoon Planet as its own thing), 3 spinoffs, and at least 3 specials (A Space Ghost Christmas, Space Ghost's World Premier Toon-In, and Brak Presents the Brak Show Starring Brak). Space Ghost Coast to Coast, the network's first fully-produced original series, was their original longest runner before Ed, Edd n Eddy dethroned it (and even then, a web series managed to push it a bit longer than EENE). Even when their shows were cancelled, Cartoon Network still gave them prominent roles in advertising. Toonami's return in 2012 even coincided with the return of Cartoon Planet (with Brak and Zorak returning as hosts). And when C. Martin Croker (the voice of Zorak and Moltar) died unexpectedly in 2016, Adult Swim interrupted its line-up that night to air the first episode of Coast to Coast, and the Toonami crew produced a segment where TOM receives a message from Moltar (who was the first host of Toonami before TOM 1 was created) saying that he is returning to his planet forever (and bragging that he was the superior host), ending with a memorial slide for Croker.
    • It also helps that Coast to Coast was the show which kicked off the network's own original programming, and that many of the network's more popular blocks (Toonami, [adult swim], Cartoon Cartoon Fridays) evolved from spin-offs of that series.
  • Animaniacs was treated pretty well during its run on Cartoon Network. It ran for four years, got tons of promos (including some where the Warner siblings went into other shows on the channel) and had a few marathons, mostly during the Thanksgiving season.
  • In the 1990s and the early 2000s, you couldn't go a day without seeing Looney Tunes at least 5 to 6 times a day as they were on almost every anthology show on Cartoon Network at that point. But the commercial failure of Looney Tunes: Back in Action eventually put the shorts (and the whole franchise for that matter) on the opposite end of the spectrum.
    • When the original shorts returned in November 2009, Cartoon Network didn't slack in promoting their return with nearly every commercial break containing a promo. They also got not one, but TWO marathons in the same year and another one on New Year's Day 2010.
  • Cartoon Network also loved playing Alvin and the Chipmunks back in the 90's and would show day-long marathons to commemorate holidays where Scooby Doo didn't seem to fit, such as Easter and President's Day.
  • Cartoon Cartoons. Why else would they have their own block?
    • From 1999 to 2002, you could not go one day without seeing Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, or The Powerpuff Girls playing on the network. All of these shows were practically the mascots of the network during that time, to the point where the network launched Cartoon Cartoon Weeknights in 2000, which aired the shows from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. In Johnny Bravo's case, it helped him earn the short-lived all-request cartoon series, JBVO. When Cartoon Network finally stopped airing runs of Looney Tunes in 2004 they were replaced by Dexter reruns.
    • Ed, Edd n Eddy is certainly worth a mention. Since its debut in January 1999 and all throughout its run, the show was well-liked by the network, always receiving good advertising. It eventually became the network's longest-running series, airing a total of 70 episodes running through 5 and 1/4 seasons across ten years and was eventually, the last Cartoon Cartoon still airing new episodes. And the best part? It was even given a Grand Finale in the form of a TV movie that wrapped up most plot threads and gave the titular characters a very happy ending. Needless to say, the series was admired and still remains a well-respected favorite among both viewers and the network.
    • Courage the Cowardly Dog became the new 'it' show during and after the reign of PPG and Dexter's Lab, then, even after it was cancelled, it came back sometime during the late 2000s and could be seen airing every day for a time during 2010 and early 2011, though that's since ceased. It has since returned in 2013 as part of Cartoon Network's regular programming. For some reason, ever since Courage was rerun, "The Curse of Ramses" would show more often than any other episode by a substantial margin.
    • Also, in the mid-2000s, they would show nothing but Codename: Kids Next Door back to back on Saturday mornings. Considering the series was greenlit for its pilot being the winner of the 2001 Big Pick Weekend, it's rather justified. The show would eventually replace The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, Looney Tunes, and other classic cartoons as "Toon Extras" in early 2004. The show aired reruns for years after the show's end until 2013 before it moved solely to Cartoon Planet where it stayed until its demise.
    • A commercial bumper for Cartoon Network once lampshaded how the Cartoon Cartoons dominated the network during their peak, as Scrappy-Doo goes on a long, angry rant over how he feels like he's being shafted in favor of them.
    Scrappy: They're the kings and queens of this network, and they know it!
  • The original Ben 10 used to be like this. The sequels, on the other hand, tend to only be shown a couple times a week.
    • It's a different story in the UK, as (along with Chowder and Johnny Test) Ben 10 and Ben 10: Alien Force dominate the channel. It's got to the point where the late evening 'Cartoon Cartoon' show now consists of nothing but Chowder and Alien Force reruns.
    • It happened in France as well during 2012, where Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien were present 50% of the time.
    • An odd example with Ben 10: Omniverse, which has daily slots on Boomerang, despite still being in production on Cartoon Network proper until 2014.
  • Adventure Time. In addition to weekly marathons, it was used to round out most 15-minute blocks left over after movies. This died down around its sixth season, however, to the point ended up on the opposite end of the spectrum.
    • One 15-minute block was "left over" on purpose. During the premiere of Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions the entire prologue was cut, purposely leaving enough space for an Adventure Time repeat at the end. This caused many plot holes in the movie, and upset TPCi as this was done without their consent.
    • Both of the Fionna and Cake episodes were heavily promoted, countdown clock and all. The CN site even changed the link with Finn's face on it to Fionna's during its premiere week! It even has its own web game and DVD now, the ads for both being commonly seen.
    • They also aired a marathon leading up to the series finale on September 3, 2018, without a single Teen Titans Go rerun in sight.
  • For the CN Real block, the scheduling wasn't so bad; the live-action shows mainly stayed within the block. However, they were endlessly promoted over the cartoons that made up the vast majority of the channel's airtime, and the kicker was a video featuring Andrew W.K. proudly proclaiming that Cartoon Network was more than just cartoons.
  • On April 1, 1997, Cartoon Network aired an 12 hour unannounced marathon called Screwy Squirrel Day consisting of the Screwy Squirrel short "Happy Go Nutty". Yes, they only aired that one short and aired it 60 TIMES. The joke was Screwy Squirrel took over the channel. This marathon was not very well-received and Cartoon Network never did a stunt like this again.
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack was hit with this from the instant it premiered — CN started airing it multiple times per day, every day of the week, even though there was only one episode. Ironic, given that CN stopped caring halfway through the second season (of course, the overexposure might have had something to do with that).
  • The Looney Tunes Show seemed to be this as well, in that, like Adventure Time above, its "Merrie Melodies" segments were occasionally used to round out the minutes after other shows. Also, like Gumball, there was a countdown bug on the screen the day it premiered. After the show premiered, the network ran the show almost every day after the first episode aired, often twice in one day, even though only one episode had aired. Also, during the 4th of July weekend of 2011, the network aired random episodes of the show that were supposedly made up until that point, along with random airings of classic Looney Tunes shorts, Space Jam, and Looney Tunes: Back in Action in continuous loops.
    • Back in the day, they used to have "June Bugs", a 72-hour block in June, consisting of nothing but Bugs Bunny cartoons. The final regular June Bugs marathon was in 2002 (excluding the "June Bugs" marathons on Boomerang in 2003 and 2004), until it got a semi-revival in 2013.
    • Wabbit started to get this treatment as well, with Cartoon Network dedicating weekday afternoons to nothing but it and Uncle Grandpa. This would die down for both shows, significantly.
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi got hit with this during its heyday. CN gave it major promotion, marathons, a prime time premiere slot, daily reruns, merchandising, and even a parade float for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2005 (with Puffy AmiYumi themselves performing!). By the third season, however, they stopped caring about it.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers was transmitted day and night. In Latin America, it was transmitted during weekends (the time of the day kids are mostly free) for four hours in a row. It's one of the reasons why such a light-hearted series could triumph during the Dark Age.
  • Small World was only aired on Sundays and Mondays at 5:00 A.M. on Cartoon Network in the United States, but the south of the border version, or in other words, Cartoon Network in Latin America, adored it, it was on every weekday at 7:00 A.M., and plus, there were even some shows that weren't on the American version of Small World, and they were even given their own individual half hour slots on the channel. For example, Franklin was on weekdays at 9:00 A.M., and weekends at 8:30 A.M.
  • Total Drama, seasonally. You won't find it in the Winter. Until 2015, when Spring/Summer came, it came back in full force with a new season. Heck, CN was actually willing to sacrifice an hour of Johnny Test of all things for previous Total Drama seasons to prepare for the new one.
    • During the second part of the fifth season, CN showed at least one new episode a weekday, sometimes even two, hyping it as a "Summer Showdown". The same would happen to the entirety of its sixth season.
    • If you happen to be near a TV in the afternoon you would still sometimes catch reruns of the first, second or third seasons in any order. This however stopped in 2015. The original series also surprisingly didn't get reran between 2016 and 2017, but returned for a brief time in late 2018, thus it used the stretched version, rather than the HD version. Reruns would continue until 2019, when it left the channel for good.
    • The Spin-Off Babies show, Total DramaRama, is also getting this treatment. Thanks to high ratings that actually beat those of Teen Titans Go!, it has plenty of reruns weekly.
  • The High Fructose Adventures of The Annoying Orange. Like with Gumball, there was a "sneak peek" of a Star Trek (2009) parody episode two weeks before it was to officially premiere. Said sneak peek episode went on to be rerun once a day for at least a week. Countdown bugs on the screen for the whole day of both the sneak peek and the actual premiere.
  • The American-Canadian Johnny Test managed to cross this trope with Periphery Hatedom. Although one of the most widely despised shows on the network during its time on air, the series managed to last for 9 years with 6 seasons, was given reruns very regularly, and retained heavy advertising despite having many begging for its cancellation. These cries seemed to go unheard though, as its low budget allowed Cartoon Network to profit off the show's frequent airings with ease, even when the bare minimum of people were watching it. In 2014 however, CN would begin only airing it for one hour early in the morning in May, get rid of its slot on weekdays in June and July, and remove it completely by September. However, they then brought it back for a nearly all day Christmas Day marathon that year, presumably to burn off the last remaining episodes.
  • Ninjago seems to have become this, mainly due to the success of its accompanying toyline. It died down by February 2015; as of then Ninjago only reruns in some weekends in every two months, and episodes often premiere exclusively on the CN website.
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  • For CN Asia viewers, it's Tom and Jerry or The Pink Panther. The entire afternoon is nothing but episodes of both, and all CN Originals (with the exception of Network Darlings Ben 10, Chowder and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack) are scheduled after midnight; i.e. way past the bedtime of their target audience.
    • Say what you will, but Ben 10 was this on CN Asia between 2008 to 2012. In fact, it aired almost 10 times a day, and new shows all premiered on it's sister channel Boomerang Asia instead, and new episodes airing between Tom and Jerry and Pink Panther reruns as well as Oggy and the Cockroaches (the only other show it adores- despite said show also airing on Disney, and now, even Nickelodeon). Word has it that one Malaysian entertainment company got the rights to the live show for the South East Asia region, and CN was spamming Ben 10 to drum up interest for the event as per their part of the agreement.
    • As of this writing, CN Asia really adores Oggy and the Cockroaches. It's a major facepalm because Oggy is also airing on Disney Channel Asia and Nickelodeon Asia, and on various country-specific terrestrial networks in the region like NTV 7 in Malaysia and TCS Okto in Singapore.
  • Adult Swim at one point began airing Squidbillies every weeknight at midnight while airing commercials stating it was getting low ratings and berating the viewers for not watching this awesome show.
    • Adult Swim absolutely loves Fox reruns, specifically King of the Hill, Bob's Burgers and any show made by Seth MacFarlane. Weekdays are King of the Hill, Bob's Burgers, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, and Family Guy for 7.5 of its 10 hours (including repeats). In one week, there is going to be 13 hours of Family Guy, 10 hours of Bob's Burgers, 9 hours of American Dad, 8 hours of King of the Hill, and 6 hours of The Cleveland Show for a total of 46 hours.
    • As of 2019, future is not so bright for Fox imports, as King Of The Hill and The Cleveland Show left for Comedy Central, and in 2021 both Family Guy and Bob's Burgers are going to leave for FX/Freeform (and they will get the newest seasons in the meantime, leaving Adult Swim only with episodes aquired prior to 2019). Essentially, since American Dad really isn't an outright Fox import anymore since its Channel Hop to TBS, the Fox rerun farm era on Adult Swim is officially over. And with more and more original AS programming receiving recognition and even acclaim, maybe it's for the best.
    • Adult Swim lost the rights to air Futurama at the end of 2007. In the days leading up to New Year's Day 2008, they showed every episode in existence at that point in a row to give it a proper sendoff.
    • Futurama would later be the network favorite for Comedy Central when they renewed the series. Not only did it get at least one airing every weekday at 1:30 (Along with the regular airing at 9:00 PM before South Park), but it also got another 26 episode renewal bringing the show's run up to 2013 along with promotion and a nice 10:00 PM slot.
    • Adult Swim has also been playing The Oblongs pretty regularly, off and on, since 2002, sometimes even 4 or 5 days a week, despite the show only having 13 episodes.
    • Robot Chicken has consistently aired two eps a night at midnight on Adult Swim's weeknight block (excluding Thursdays) since at least 2010, and at one point was used as the lead-in to the entire Sunday night block. This status was eventually lampshaded by having AS execs Keith Crofford and Mike Lazzo appear in the 100th episode to fight the Robot Chicken during his rampage through the castle, only to be easily killed. Crofford's last words:
    The ratings we'll get for this will be huge...
    • Adult Swim appears to be going all-in on Rick and Morty. As of May 10th, 2014, they show only one episode per week (on Sunday nights), but they show it twice per rotation, at 9 PM and Midnight. When combined with the repeat run, this means that the same episode of the show airs four times on the same day. They've been known to sacrifice a few airings of American Dad! and even Family Guy just to show more Rick and Morty. Of course, given the quality of the show, and the fact that, because of this, it's very easy to actually watch, very few people seem to be complaining about it.
      • Adult Swim loves airing the episodes "The Rickshank Redemption", "Pickle Rick", "The ABC's Of Beth" and "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate" (though the latter episode rarely airs when Rick and Morty airs before watershed, due to its TV-MA rating). One of these four will usually be played every week.
      • In May 2018, Adult Swim picked up the series for an additional 70 episodes, the largest episode order ever given by the network. For comparison, it took The Venture Bros. over a decade to reach 70 episodes over six seasons.
    • Adult Swim loves airing the "Viewer Mail" episodes of Family Guy at least once per week, and they will occasionally air both episodes in the same week. They also seem to air "Brian In Love" at least three times a month. Justified for the latter as the episode was the very first Family Guy episode to air on Adult Swim.
    • Despite being Screwed by the Network near the end of its run, Home Movies has been loved ever since. Before it got screwed over, it had a great amount of promotion and was the very first show to air on Adult Swim. Ever since then, it has been made a constant favorite often starting or ending off the block. Even when it's removed, it almost always finds its way back on the schedule.
  • Not in terms of advertising or premiere scheduling, but The Garfield Show was definitely a favorite as far as airtime went, airing several times a week. There have been points where it aired as much as Johnny Test of all things. It would eventually get completely Screwed by the Network in 2012.
  • Dragons: Riders of Berk, like other shows introduced to the network since 2010, got the sneak-peak hour-long episode which was then re-aired every day for a week, the countdown bug on the screen for the actual premiere, and, again, the currently most-recent episode is re-aired at least once every day for a week until the next episode premieres, to the point that, deciding reruns of the previous week's episode on Monday through Thursday was not enough, it briefly took over Cartoon Planet's timeslot to air reruns every Friday as well - even though the whole reason they brought Cartoon Planet back in the first place was in preparation for the channel's 20th anniversary. The show eventually took over DC Nation's timeslot for reruns on Saturdays, with Johnny Test on Sundays, while the actual block was on hiatus, and the network of course didn't tell any of the creators about this. All this before it took a Channel Hop to Netflix.
  • Almost Naked Animals:
    • The show premiered on June 13, 2011 along with Sidekick. Unlike the latter show which was removed in October 2012, Cartoon Network kept the show airing reruns even after season one ended. It got even better treatment in 2012, when the show started airing on weekends and airing a marathon every weekend on Boomerang. Eventually after ratings got low it was removed after season three finished airing, but continued to air every weekend on Boomerang.
    • The show was so beloved by Cartoon Network that when Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Camp Lazlo were removed from the block, Almost Naked Animals replaced both of them.
  • Up until 2017, during the holidays, and by virtue their Christmas in July programming events, you could rarely turn on Cartoon Network without seeing Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. As mentioned on its Trivia page, it would air so much that if one hears the titular theme again, they'd scream. During the 2015 Christmas season, similar to the Total Drama Island example above, they'd be willing to sacrifice an hour of Teen Titans Go for surprise airings of the special. This ended when Cartoon Network lost the rights to the special to Freeform in 2017.
    • As part of Cartoon Network's partnership with Kids' WB!, they frequently aired the special on the block during the holidays. It got to the point where in 2004, half of December 2004's programming was comprised of nothing but airings of Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, alongside other holiday specials.
    • After they lost the rights to Grandma, the Elf on the Shelf specials got this treatment. It's pretty common to see them air every weekend. On some days, they'll air twice.
  • They had some sort of odd fixation to airing Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring on most weekends for nearly a decade since 2005.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Codename: Kids Next Door, Camp Lazlo, and My Gym Partner's a Monkey were Cartoon Network's flagship shows during the mid-2000s by the time the network was entering its Dork Age. Reruns were shown almost all the time and they also got several marathons. Foster's was popular enough to have lots of merchandise, and like AmiYumi listed above, got a Macy's Parade float for three years (though the last appearance of the float was Overshadowed by Awesome).
  • Incredible Crew. For every three minute commercial block (especially on the sister channel, Boomerang), you could expect at least two ads for that show. It didn't go over well.
  • With Cartoon Network's flicks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been aired a lot, almost once every four to five weeks.
  • Prior to its premiere, Cartoon Network was seriously hyping up Uncle Grandpa as is pretty typical for first-run shows. On its premiere, forty-five minutes after the pilot episode, Cartoon Network even showed the pilot again, replacing The Annoying Orange's timeslot.
  • The UK channel loved airing nothing but The Fruitties and Blinky Bill on weekday mornings until noon from the mid 90's to the mid 2000's.
    • Sometimes, this block would be followed by an hour of Fish Police.
  • There was a time (years 2003-2009) when the UK feed of Cartoon Network almost every day between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. of UK time aired nothing but Gadget Boy & Heather.
  • Since the first special arrived in 2004, Scary Godmother and its sequel special The Revenge of Jimmy are routinely aired on Cartoon Network every October. If Halloween is coming up CN can and will air both specials, though to a modest degree compared to certain other shows on the schedule. It helps that both specials are pretty entertaining, with voice actors from The Ocean Group.
  • The movie School of Rock was adored by Cartoon Network in the mid-2000's. It aired at least once or more a month. Became Hilarious in Hindsight when a regular series based on the movie was announced for Nickelodeon, a rival network, in 2015.
  • In 2010 and 2011, if they weren't airing The Garfield Show or Johnny Test, they were most likely airing Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd n Eddy or Codename: Kids Next Door. The latter two especially, as they would air constantly in primetime, often at the expense of newer shows.
  • From its' April 2014 premiere up until the fall of 2015, Cartoon Network was obsessed with Clarence. Like Teen Titans Go!, Cartoon Network would use any opportunity they could to hold "Clarence and Friends Sleepover" events, which were marathons mostly comprised of of Clarence mixed in with several of their other shows. They also showed a lot of promos for the show, starting all the way back before it even premiered.
  • The BENELUX version of CN had a special block on Sundays (that aired every Sunday, not only once a month) called 60. It is a block during which content of one single show would be shown for 5 hours straight (from 8 am to 1 pm), with no pauses in between. As you could guess it became the go to place to see anything that was ever adored by the network. A few shows on that block were Codename: Kids Next Door (which was the most common show to be featured on that block) and George of the Jungle. An extra mention could go to a certain commercial short for the block (in which they said that you could watch 60 instead of doing really boring activities) that has been used from 2008 to 2011 and aired during every single day of that show. They loved it so much that the next short used shots of it.
    • CN Poland also had this 60 block in years 2001-2008.
    • CN Europe had this until 2010. The last incarnation was known as Cartoon Toon Toon and the only show it had was the George of the Jungle remake, and the block was dropped after a month due to lack of interest.
  • We Bare Bears (like TTG) had promos air on NBC and other non-Turner networks, though this depended on your cable or satellite provider as well.
  • Cartoon Network Japan is not exempt from this:
    • In 2015, the most played shows were The Powerpuff Girls, Thomas the Tank Engine, Adventure Time and Beware the Batman.
    • In the early 2000's, the channel loved Animaniacs, Toonsylvania and Garfield and Friends, but as very few episodes had been dubbed in the language (and in the case of Garfield, had all Orson's Farm segments omitted), this was a major problem, as the shows would cycle through all their episodes once a week.
    • As of January 2017, this seems to be averted, as each show has a fair balance, with the only shows repeating more than three times a day being Hanakappa note  and Beware The Batman.
    • In the morning hours on occasion, the first two Tensai Bakabon shows would air an episode for a few times on weekdays. To those outside Japan, seeing Bakabon’s Papa with characters like Gumball is a strange sight on the SAME CHANNEL even.
  • Back in the mid to late 2000's, they loved airing Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo and both of the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends movies on random weekdays and weekends. Similar to the SpongeBob movie example on the Nickelodeon page, these movies were used as filler for timeslots that couldn't fit more episodes of these shows.
    • In August 2017, the channel's love for Trouble In Tokyo returned. The movie was played at least once every week on Cartoon Network, and was usually the last thing shown for the day before [adult swim] came on.
  • Around November 2015, they loved airing Free Birds every single weekend, even when it was nowhere near Thanksgiving (when the movie takes place).
    • Speaking of Thanksgiving, the channel also tends to air Thanksgiving-themed episodes of their programming quite frequently as well, such as "Black Friday", an episode of Teen Titans Go! (this also applies to the UK feed). The other Thanskgiving themed-episode of the show also suffered the same problem prior to the creation of "Black Friday", as it was paired with "Serious Business", which was the most popular episode of the show at the time.
    • This also happens with other holiday-themed episodes of their other shows. A more recent example would be the Total DramaRama episode "Mother Of All Cards", which reran even after Mother's Day had passed.
  • Supernoobs somewhat fell into this in the US. It aired for two and a half hours each day, and got a four-hour marathon on New Year's Eve. Though this could be a response to the cancellation of Johnny Test, as it was made by the same people behind said show.
  • Cartoon Network Canada loves Clarence, Steven Universe and The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, which is odd, considering that most Canadian children's channels adore shows that fulfill Canadian content quotas - Psycho is the only show listed that fills Can Con quota, and weirdly enough it's the one that airs the least. (This could be due to Cartoon Network Canada's status as a Category B service, which has less CanCon requirements as a Category A service like Teletoon or YTV, but don't get guarantee of full-coverage of any large distributor in return.note )
  • Baby Looney Tunes had been a staple of Cartoon Network's morning schedule ever since its premiere, to the point where Cartoon Network still aired it long after it stopped making new episodes. Not to mention Boomerang USA really really loves airing it on its schedule when they can to the point where it’s still on the schedule today.
  • Around mid-2016, the U.S. Cartoon Network showed three hours of Steven Universe each day. Typically, these marathons had some sort of theme to them, and each had its own title: "Fusions", "Attack from Homeworld", "Stevonnie Forever", etc.note 
    • They sometimes tend to have all-day marathons of the show when they don't feel like showing a Teen Titans Go! marathon. For example, on January 29, 2017, Steven ran all day to lure in Freeform viewers not interested in The 700 Club telethon note .
    • On the Labor Day 2019 weekend, Cartoon Network ran every episode of the series followed by the premiere of Steven Universe: The Movie on September 2. The movie itself had advertisements air on other WarnerMedia channels, including the Toonami block on Adult Swim and CNN, showing that Warner definitely went all in on promoting it.
  • During the early 2010's, Planet 51 was shown regularly on Cartoon Network for seemingly no reason at very random times of the day - that is, until the movie's broadcast rights went to Nickelodeon sometime around 2014.
  • During late 2016, one couldn't turn on Cartoon Network every weekend without seeing either The Cat in the Hat or Alvin and the Chipmunks as the movie of the day. It got to the point where these two movies were played over and over for 12 hours on Thanksgiving Day.
    • The movies, not unlike Teen Titans Go!, could suddenly pop up on a weekend, such as when they replaced a planned Steven Universe marathon during one weekend. To add insult to injury, Steven Universe was still listed on digital guides at the same time Alvin was being aired.
  • The 2017 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series was, before its four-month removal, Cartoon Network's third favorite show, running for at least three hours on the average weekday. On the weekend of the NBA Cup, there was an all-weekend marathon of the show.
    • They also adored the movie before the rights went to Nickelodeon. If there would be a movie showing on the channel on a particular day, about 60% of the time it would be Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
    • Ben 10 (2016) was once the channel's 3rd favorite show, taking up a good chunk of the airtime like Cloudy and Titans. However, OK K.O.! stole that title in August 2017.
  • When it premiered in August 2017, Cartoon Network loved airing OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes. At one point, the show got the second-most airings of any show on the channel (behind you-know-what) and had promos aired during every show on the channel. It also was promoted on the channel many months prior to its premiere. However, by the end of the following year, the series got Screwed by the Network.
  • In early August 2017, Cartoon Network began showing HD reruns of the original Teen Titans series during the 6am hour on weekdays. However, presumably due to high viewership, said repeats quickly spread to afternoons and early evenings a mere two weeks later. They were pulled after a year and the show has only been sporadically seen since.
    • At one point, the original Ben 10 re-joined the lineup. It got to the point where more reruns of the original than the reboot that was concurrently airing.
  • Cartoon Network showed lots of love to Unikitty! before its official premiere. They aired three previews (which were actual full length episodes) in October, November and December 2017. Additionally, they also aired lots of reruns during that period, despite the show's official premiere not being until January 1st, 2018.
  • As of June 2020, if Cartoon Network isn't airing Teen Titans Go! or The Amazing World of Gumball, then they're most likely airing Craig of the Creek. It gets frequent promotions for new episodes, gets marathons when the holiday doesn't really fit for TTG and gets more airtime a day than most of their other shows.
    • This increased the following June, when the show began to air four hours a weekday and two hours on Saturday, in addition to the two hour block on Sunday the show already had.
  • Cartoon Network in India love Oggy and the Cockroaches as much as their own Roll No 21, to the point where they aired an all-day marathon of the show and its specials on Christmas Day.
  • The British feed of Boomerang loves showing What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.
    • To fulfil European content quotas, the late night hours were once filled with nothing but reruns of The Garfield Show and LazyTown.
    • They also appear to have an obsession with the Air Bud films. They air all of them apart from the first, as well as Air Buddies frequently alongside the usual movies based on Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. The other Air Buddies films haven’t aired at all on the channel possibly due to Disney still retaining the rights, and nether has the first Air Bud likely due to rights issues that prevent the first Air Bud from being released on DVD in the UK.
  • As of November 2017, Cartoonito UK's favourite show has been Fireman Sam, where they completely overdose it just to fulfil European content requirements. The show airs for around eight hours a day, sometimes even ELEVEN HOURS. It's so bad that many shows that have only aired on Cartoonito for shy of a few months, like Sesame Street, Tiny Toon Adventures and Tom & Jerry Kids get moved around so much (or moved to the midnight slot) and eventually are removed permanently, just so that Fireman Sam can air more. Shows that aren't as milked include Bob the Builder, which airs for 3 hours a day and Thomas the Tank Engine, which airs for around 2 hours a day.
    • In the fall of 2015, Tiny Toon Adventures was shown for three hours a day, more than any other show on the channel, but now that's not the case, as the show was removed for more Fireman Sam.
    • Their second most-adored show is Masha and The Bear, which tends to air every other hour as of June 2021.
  • From 2007 to 2009, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea would be shown every other weekend.
  • Summer Camp Island was given an all-day marathon, on both Cartoon Network and Boomerang) on the weekend that it aired. It aired through late night as well because Boomerang doesn't have Adult Swim.
  • Cartoon Network Latin America loves Dragon Ball Z, with it showing the series in the 2000's before Toonami was created and after it closed. It's somewhat justified seeing as Latin Americans simply love the series. This stopped somewhat with the release of Dragon Ball Z Kai with the infamous recasting, but the channel would still show some of the movies during the nightime with the original dub. With the release of The Final Chapters with the original cast and Dragon Ball Super, the channel still holds the franchise quite fondly.
  • Ever since the channel first got the rights to it in the mid-2000's, Shrek has been frequently shown as a movie when Cartoon Network needs time to fill. It was common to see on the network from 2007 to 2011, when the network would air the film at least once (and sometimes even twice!) a week.
    • Their love returned in 2017 with the movie again airing once a week getting tons of promotion usually airing right before Adult Swim similar to the Trouble in Tokyo example above. When they brought it back, they even aired it uncensored!
  • Every Thanksgiving during the early 2000s, Cartoon Network would air a 24-hour marathon of The Iron Giant, due to Ted Turner loving the movie. These marathons helped the movie to gain a cult following, since the movie was a box office bomb despite being acclaimed by critics.
  • Two episodes of Victor and Valentino play every other day as of March 2020: "It Grows" and "Suerte".
  • Robotboy used to have a lot of airtime during the mid-to-late 2000s, primarily the British version of the network, which makes sense considering the show was a British co-production. The UK channel even used to air reruns of the show at night well after it ended until around 2017.
  • In the late 2010s, you couldn't go three weeks without seeing Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2 to 3 times a week. The LEGO Batman Movie was treated this way for a while too.


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