What will happen to saturday morning cartoon if Litton were to shut down?

Streaker Prower

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Well here's my concept if Saturday morning cartoons returned to replace Litton's blocks:
  • Disney's One Saturday Morning (ABC) [revival]
  • Nick on CBS (CBS) [revival]
  • Vortexx (The CW) [revival] or Toonami Rising Sun (The CW)
  • Fox Kids (FOX) [revival]/Viz Kidz TV (myNetworkTV)
  • NBC Kids (NBC) [revival]
 
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For ABC, I would just have them revive the ABC Kids name instead.
AdrenalineRush1996 the reason I chosen the Disney's One Saturday Morning Name because
  1. It's Very Nostalgic
  2. ABC Kids Is a Very Generic
  3. we already have NBC Kids and Fox Kids in the first place and other SatAM block from a commercial TV network had the word kids at the same time
  4. Also it’s because I don’t want to confused it with the other ABC Kids, The one that airs The Australian Peppa Pig
 
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AdrenalineRush1996 the reason I chosen the Disney's One Saturday Morning Name because
  1. It's very nostalgic
  2. ABC Kids is a very generic name
  3. We already have NBC Kids in the first place
I don't agree with that since ABC Kids is very nostalgic than generic and that it was pretty much one of the three successors of Fox Kids, with the other two being Fox Box and Jetix plus you do realise that there was more than one SatAM block from a commercial TV network had the word kids at the same time as in Fox Kids, Kids' WB and UPN Kids from 1995 to 1999, Fox Kids and Kids' WB from 1999 to 2002, Kids' WB, ABC Kids and Discovery Kids on NBC from 2002 to 2005, Kids' WB, ABC Kids, 4Kids TV and Discovery Kids on NBC from 2005 to 2006, Kids' WB, ABC Kids and 4Kids TV from 2006 to 2008, ABC Kids, 4Kids TV and The CW4Kids from 2008 to 2009, ABC Kids and The CW4Kids from 2009 to 2010.
 
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Weekend Morning Fantasy Schedule (2020-21)
  • Returning blocks include Disney's One Saturday Morning, Nick on CBS, Fox Kids and NBC Kids
  • New blocks include Toonami Rising Sun
ABC (Disney's One Saturday Morning)
7-9am - Good Morning America (Not Part of OSM)
9:00am - Mickey Mouse's Mixed Up Adventures (E/I)
9:30am - Big Hero 6: The Series
10:00am - DuckTales
10:30am - Big City Greens
11:30am - The Owl House
12:00am - Amphiba
12:30am - Star Wars: The Clone Wars (a.k.a Star The Clone Wars Wars)

CBS (Nick on CBS)
7:00am - SpongeBob SquarePants
7:30am - The Loud House
8:00am - It's Pony
8:30am - Ollie's Pack
9-11am - CBS This Morning: Saturday (Not Part of Nick on CBS)
11:00am - Paw Patrol (E/I)
11:30am - Blues Clues & You! (E/I)

CW (Toonami Rising Sun)
7:00am - Nature Cat (E/I)
7:30am - Cubix Robots For Everyone (E/I)
8:00am - Dragon Ball Super (Edited Version)
8:30am - Beyblade Burst Rise/Beyblade Burst Surge (Winter 2021 Premiere)
9:00am - Ben 10 (2017)
9:30am - Bakugan Armored Alliance/Bakugan Geogan Rising (Winter 2021 Premiere)
10:00am - Pokémon Journeys The Series
10:30am - Sonic Boom
11:00am - Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains/ Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens (Spring 2021 Premiere)
11:30am - Transformers Cyberverse

FOX (Fox Kids)
7-8am - Local Programing
8:00am - Digimon Adventure (2020)
8:30am - My Hero Academia
9:00am - SSSS. Gridman
9:30am - Johnny Test
10:00am - Gundam Build Divers Re Rise
10:30am - Naruto
11:00am - Dragon Ball Z Kai (Ocean Dub)
11:30am - Power Rangers Beast Morphers/ Power Rangers Dino Fury (Winter 2021 Premiere)

NBC (NBC Kids)
7:00am - Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures
7:30am - The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
8:00am - ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks
8:30am - Pink Panther and Pals
9-11am - Weekend Today (Not Part of NBC Kids)
11:00am - The New Woody Woodpecker Show
11:30am - Pat Sullivan's Felix The Cat (A.K.A The Twisted Tales of Felix The Cat)
 
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Well here's my concept if Saturday morning cartoons returned to replace Litton's block:
  • Disney Junior on ABC
  • Atomic Cartoons on FOX
  • Cookie Jar TV on CBS (revival)
  • Toonami on The CW
  • NBC Kids (revival)
Weekend Morning Fantasy Schedule (2020-21)
Well here's my concept if Saturday morning cartoons returned to replace Litton's blocks:
  • Disney's One Saturday Morning (ABC) [revival]
  • Nick on CBS (CBS) [revival]
  • Toonami Rising Sun (The CW)
  • Fox Kids (FOX) [revival]/Viz Kidz TV (myNetworkTV)
  • NBC Kids (NBC) [revival]
ABC (Disney's One Saturday Morning)
7-9am - Good Morning America (Not Part of OSM)
9:00am - Mickey Mouse's Mixed Up Adventures (E/I)
9:30am - Big Hero 6: The Series
10:00am - DuckTales
10:30am - Big City Greens
11:30am - The Owl House
12:00am - Amphiba
12:30am - Star Wars: The Clone Wars (a.k.a Star The Clone Wars Wars)

CBS (Nick on CBS)
7:00am - SpongeBob SquarePants
7:30am - The Loud House
8:00am - It's Pony
8:30am - Ollie's Pack
9-11am - CBS This Morning: Saturday (Not Part of Nick on CBS)
11:00am - Paw Patrol (E/I)
11:30am - Blues Clues & You! (E/I)

CW (Toonami Rising Sun)
7:00am - Nature Cat (E/I)
7:30am - Cubix Robots For Everyone (E/I)
8:00am - Dragon Ball Super (Edited Version)
8:30am - Beyblade Burst Rise/Beyblade Burst Surge (Winter 2021 Premiere)
9:00am - Ben 10 (2017)
9:30am - Bakugan Armored Alliance/Bakugan Geogan Rising (Winter 2021 Premiere)
10:00am - Pokémon Journeys The Series
10:30am - Sonic Boom
11:00am - Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains/ Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens (Spring 2021 Premiere)
11:30am - Transformers Cyberverse

FOX (Fox Kids)/myNetworkTV (Viz Kidz TV)
7-8am - Local Programing
8:00am - Digimon Adventure (2020)
8:30am - My Hero Academia
9:00am - SSSS. Gridman
9:30am - Johnny Test
10:00am - Gundam Build Divers Re Rise
10:30am - Naruto
11:00am - Glitter Force (E/I)
11:30am - Power Rangers Beast Morphers/ Power Rangers Dino Fury (Winter 2021 Premiere)

NBC (NBC Kids)
7:00am - Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures
7:30am - Curious George (E/I)
8:00am - ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks
8:30am - Pink Panther and Pals
9-11am - Weekend Today (Not Part of NBC Kids)
11:00am - The New Woody Woodpecker Show
11:30am - Pat Sullivan's Felix The Cat (A.K.A The Twisted Tales of Felix The Cat)
 
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Weekend Morning Fantasy Schedule (2020-21)

Returning blocks include Disney's One Saturday Morning, Nick on CBS, Kids’ WB!, Fox Kids and NBC Kids

ABC (Disney's One Saturday Morning)
07-08AM Good Morning America (Not Part of OSM)
08-09:30AM Mickey Mouse's Mixed Up Adventures (E/I)
09:30AM Big Hero 6: The Series
10:00AM DuckTales
10:30AM Big City Greens
11:30AM The Owl House
12:00PM Amphiba
12:30PM Star Wars: The Clone Wars (a.k.a Star The Clone Wars Wars)
“Mini Programs: Mickey Mouse (2013), Tiny Chibi Tales, Mousersize (E/I), DuckTales 2017 Shorts, Big Chibi 6, Great Minds Think for themselves (E/I)”

CBS (Nick on CBS)
7:00am - SpongeBob SquarePants
7:30am - The Loud House
8:00am - It's Pony
8:30am - Ollie's Pack
9-11am - CBS This Morning: Saturday (Not Part of Nick on CBS)
11:00am - Paw Patrol (E/I)
11:30am - Blues Clues & You! (E/I)

CW (Kids’ WB)
07:00AM Nature Cat (E/I)
07:30AM Cubix (E/I)
08:00AM The Tom & Jerry Show
08:30AM Looney Tunes Cartoons
09:00AM Animaniacs (2020)
09:30AM Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
10:00AM Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
10:30AM Ben 10 (2017)
11:00AM Pokémon Journeys
11:30AM Transformers Cyberverse

FOX (Fox Kids)
07-08AM Local Programing
08:00AM Sonic Boom Legacy
08:30AM Johnny Test
09:00AM Doraemon
09:30AM Oggy and the Cockroaches
10:00AM Zig and Sharko
10:30AM Moka's Fabulous Adventures
11:00AM Power Rangers Beast Morphers
11:30AM Digimon Digital Monsters (2020)

NBC (NBC Kids)
07:00AMThe Berenstain Bears (E/I)
07:30AM Little Bear (E/I)
08:00AM Thomas and Friends (E/I)
08:30AM Seven Little Monsters (E/I)
09-11AM Weekend Today (Not Apart of NBC Kids)
11:00AM Franklin (E/I)
11:30AM Fireman Sam (E/I)
12:00PM Turbo F.A.S.T.
12:30PM Harvey Girls Forever!
 
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Weekend Morning Fantasy Schedule (2021-22)
Returning blocks include Disney's One Saturday Morning, Nick on CBS, Kids’ WB!, Fox Kids and NBC Kids

ABC (Disney's One Saturday Morning)
07-08AM Good Morning America (Not Part of OSM)
08-09AM Local Programing
09:00AM Mickey Mouse Funhouse (E/I)
09:30AM Bluey (E/I)
10:00AM Amphibia
10:30AM The Owl House
11:00AM Big City Greens
11:30AM Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers (2021 TV Series)
12:00PM Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
12:30PM The Ghost of Molly McGee

CBS (Nick on CBS)
07:00AM SpongeBob SquarePants
07:30AM The Loud House
08:00AM It's Pony
08:30AM Rugrats (2021 TV Series)
09-11AM CBS This Morning: Saturday (Not Part of Nick on CBS)
11:00AM Paw Patrol (E/I)
11:30AM Blues Clues & You! (E/I)

The WB (Kids’ WB)
07:00AM Nature Cat (E/I)
07:30AM Thomas and Friends: All Engines Go! (E/I)
08:00AM The Tom & Jerry Show
08:30AM Looney Tunes Cartoons (2020 TV Series)
09:00AM Animaniacs (2020 TV Series)
09:30AM Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
10:00AM Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens
10:30AM Ben 10 Alien Force (2021 TV Series)
11:00AM Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series
11:30AM Generator Rex Rebirth

FOX (Fox Kids)
07-08AM Local Programing
08:00AM Sonic Boom Legacy
08:30AM Johnny Test
09:00AM Alvin and The Chipmunks (2015 TV Series)
09:30AM Oggy and the Cockroaches
10:00AM Beyblade Burst Surge
10:30AM Gundam Build Real (American TV series)
11:00AM Power Rangers: Dino Fury
11:30AM Digimon Digital Monsters (2020)

NBC (NBC Kids)
07-09AM Weekend Today (Not Apart of NBC Kids)
09-10AM Local Programing
10:00AM The Berenstain Bears: Back Again (E/I)
10:30AM Little Bear (E/I)
11:00AM Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service (E/I)
11:30AM Seven Little Monsters (E/I)
12:00PM Franklin (E/I)
12:30PM Fireman Sam (E/I)

Do you like it everyone
 

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If a certain MeTV block is any indication, it seems the best path forward for SatAM cartoons is on retro subchannels. Namely with shows that are vintage and noteworthy. KidsClick had shows that weren't really either; little wonder that it didn't last long. It may be too early to call with what MeTV has to offer, but it already seems more promising than KidsClick, or even the earlier This Is For Kids on ThisTV (in fact, Me already has one thing that was on This: The Pink Panther).

As for new shows on SatAM...there just doesn't seem to be much point to that anymore, at least overall. Saturday mornings are a tradition from the mid-20th century that long became obsolete. Which would explain why the most viable cartoons to air at that time are what are/could be deemed greatest hits, spread across these kinds of channels.
 

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Answering the question at the start of the thread...

If Litton collapsed, stations would scramble to license something educational. Some stations might pick up older cartoons which qualify, like The Littles. I don’t see any new investment in the format.

I’m assuming The Littles still counts by FCC rules; it did ~10 years ago.

Some people here have said Saturday morning cartoons are obsolete, with examples. I have a response to some of those, but such responses would derail the thread. I’ll try to make a new thread for each response, then link them here.
 

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We all wish we could see cartoons on broadcast television again on Saturdays, but, nope, fuhgeddaboutit!!! Ya want nostalgia, Me-TV is the place to go, but ABC, NBC, et al, are moving with the times. The only alternative affiliates would have if Litton collapsed is to go with syndicated live-action programming that they have but have no place for during the week.
 

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Weekend Morning Fantasy Schedule (2021-22)
Well here's my concept if Saturday morning cartoons returned to replace Litton's blocks:
  • Disney's One Saturday Morning (ABC) [revival]
  • Nick on CBS (CBS) [revival]
  • Toonami Rising Sun (The CW)
  • Fox Kids (FOX) [revival]/Viz Kidz TV (myNetworkTV)
  • KidsCo (NBC) [revival]
ABC (Disney's One Saturday Morning)
7-9am - Good Morning America (Not Part of OSM)
9:00am - Mickey Mouse's Mixed Up Adventures (E/I)
9:30am - Big Hero 6: The Series
10:00am - DuckTales
10:30am - Big City Greens
11:30am - The Owl House
12:00am - Amphiba
12:30am - Star Wars: The Clone Wars (a.k.a Star The Clone Wars Wars)

CBS (Nick on CBS)
7:00am - SpongeBob SquarePants
7:30am - The Loud House
8:00am - It's Pony
8:30am - Ollie's Pack
9-11am - CBS This Morning: Saturday (Not Part of Nick on CBS)
11:00am - Santiago of the Seas (E/I)
11:30am - Blues Clues & You! (E/I)

CW (Toonami Rising Sun)
7:00am - Nature Cat (E/I)
7:30am - Cubix Robots For Everyone (E/I)
8:00am - Dragon Ball Super (Edited Version)
8:30am - Beyblade Burst Rise/Beyblade Burst Surge (Winter 2021 Premiere)
9:00am - Ben 10 (2017)
9:30am - Bakugan Armored Alliance/Bakugan Geogan Rising (Winter 2021 Premiere)
10:00am - Pokémon Master Journeys
10:30am - Sonic Boom
11:00am - Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains/ Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens (Spring 2021 Premiere)
11:30am - Transformers Cyberverse

FOX (Fox Kids)/myNetworkTV (Viz Kidz TV)
7-8am - Local Programing
8:00am - Digimon Adventure (2020)
8:30am - My Hero Academia
9:00am - SSSS. Gridman
9:30am - Blend S
10:00am - Gundam Build Divers Re Rise
10:30am - Naruto
11:00am - Glitter Force (E/I)
11:30am - Power Rangers Beast Morphers/ Power Rangers Dino Fury (Winter 2021 Premiere)

NBC (KidsCo)
7-9am - Weekend Today (Not Part of KidsCo)
9-10am Local Shows (Not Part of KidsCo
10:00am -The New Woody Woodpecker Show
10:30am - Curious George (E/I)
11:00am - Johnny Test
11:30am - Noonbory and the Super 7 (E/I)
12:00am - Di-Gata Defenders
12:30am - My Friend Rabbit (E/I)
 

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Weekend Morning Fantasy Schedule (2021-22)
Well here's my concept if Saturday morning cartoons returned to replace Litton's blocks:
  • Disney's One Saturday Morning (ABC) [revival]
  • Nick on CBS (CBS) [revival]
  • Toonami Rising Sun (The CW)
  • Fox Kids (FOX) [revival]/Viz Kidz TV (myNetworkTV)
  • KidsCo (NBC) [revival]
ABC (Disney's One Saturday Morning)
7-9am - Good Morning America (Not Part of OSM)
9:00am - Mickey Mouse's Mixed Up Adventures (E/I)
9:30am - Big Hero 6: The Series
10:00am - DuckTales
10:30am - Big City Greens
11:30am - The Owl House
12:00am - Amphiba
12:30am - Star Wars: The Clone Wars (a.k.a Star The Clone Wars Wars)

CBS (Nick on CBS)
7:00am - SpongeBob SquarePants
7:30am - The Loud House
8:00am - It's Pony
8:30am - Ollie's Pack
9-11am - CBS This Morning: Saturday (Not Part of Nick on CBS)
11:00am - Santiago of the Seas (E/I)
11:30am - Blues Clues & You! (E/I)

CW (Toonami Rising Sun)
7:00am - Nature Cat (E/I)
7:30am - Cubix Robots For Everyone (E/I)
8:00am - Dragon Ball Super (Edited Version)
8:30am - Beyblade Burst Rise/Beyblade Burst Surge (Winter 2021 Premiere)
9:00am - Ben 10 (2017)
9:30am - Bakugan Armored Alliance/Bakugan Geogan Rising (Winter 2021 Premiere)
10:00am - Pokémon Master Journeys
10:30am - Sonic Boom
11:00am - Yu-Gi-Oh! Vrains/ Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens (Spring 2021 Premiere)
11:30am - Transformers Cyberverse

FOX (Fox Kids)/myNetworkTV (Viz Kidz TV)
7-8am - Local Programing
8:00am - Digimon Adventure (2020)
8:30am - My Hero Academia
9:00am - SSSS. Gridman
9:30am - Blend S
10:00am - Gundam Build Divers Re Rise
10:30am - Naruto
11:00am - Glitter Force (E/I)
11:30am - Power Rangers Beast Morphers/ Power Rangers Dino Fury (Winter 2021 Premiere)

NBC (KidsCo)
7-9am - Weekend Today (Not Part of KidsCo)
9-10am Local Shows (Not Part of KidsCo
10:00am -The New Woody Woodpecker Show
10:30am - Curious George (E/I)
11:00am - Johnny Test
11:30am - Noonbory and the Super 7 (E/I)
12:00am - Di-Gata Defenders
12:30am - My Friend Rabbit (E/I)
You know, I appreciate you keeping this topic alive but there is a thread for fantasy schedules.
 

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