Watch TV Shows on Cartoon Network

The origins of the Cartoon Network lie in media mogul Ted Turner's aggressive acquisition of classic programming in the 1980s. Turner filled out the programming schedules of his TV empire, which including the cable channels TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, with the classic movies he bought from MGM, but MGM's library also included the old Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated shorts. When Turner acquired the Hanna-Barbera cartoon library in 1991, he had plenty of programming to launch a dedicated animation channel, and the Cartoon Network was the result.

The channel launched in 1992, and its programming consisted mostly of the classic libraries of animated shorts and series. Eventually, though, the Cartoon Network followed the lead of Nickelodeon, which had been producing original animated series; the first original series on the Cartoon Network began airing in 1994.

In 2001, Cartoon Network again followed Nickelodeon's example by devoting part of its programming schedule to series aimed at adult audiences. Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite had debuted almost 15 years earlier and successfully split the channel's focus between daytime kid-focused programming and nighttime grown-up-centric fare. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim consisted of animated series in the edgy, mature mold of series like "Family Guy," rather than Nick at Nite's nostalgia-tinged classic TV programming.

    The Amazing World of Gumball
    The Amazing World of Gumball
    Courage the Cowardly Dog
    Courage the Cowardly Dog
    Steven Universe
    Steven Universe
    Total Drama Island
    Total Drama Island
    Regular Show
    Regular Show
    Ben 10
    Ben 10
    Adventure Time
    Adventure Time
    LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
    LEGO NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Ben 10: Alien Force
    Ben 10: Alien Force
    Ben 10: Omniverse
    Ben 10: Omniverse
    The Powerpuff Girls
    The Powerpuff Girls
    Young Justice
    Young Justice
    Clarence
    Clarence
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force
    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
    Pokemon the Series: XYZ
    Pokemon the Series: XYZ
    Yu Yu Hakusho
    Yu Yu Hakusho
    Lucas the Spider
    Lucas the Spider
    The Looney Tunes Show
    The Looney Tunes Show
    Mr. Pickles
    Mr. Pickles
    Inuyasha
    Inuyasha
    Codename: Kids Next Door
    Codename: Kids Next Door
    Ed, Edd n' Eddy
    Ed, Edd n' Eddy
    Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
    Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
    Dragons: Riders of Berk
    Dragons: Riders of Berk
    Sym-Bionic Titan
    Sym-Bionic Titan
    Craig of the Creek
    Craig of the Creek
    Infinity Train
    Infinity Train
    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
    Zatch Bell!
    Zatch Bell!
    Dexter's Laboratory
    Dexter's Laboratory
    Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
    Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United
    Samurai Jack
    Samurai Jack
    Justice League
    Justice League
    Over The Garden Wall
    Over The Garden Wall
    Camp Lazlo
    Camp Lazlo
    Cowboy Bebop
    Cowboy Bebop
    OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
    OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
    Chowder
    Chowder
    The Annoying Orange
    The Annoying Orange
    Mobile Suit Gundam
    Mobile Suit Gundam
    Uncle Grandpa
    Uncle Grandpa
    We Bare Bears
    We Bare Bears
    Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
    Adventure Time with Finn and Jake
    Dragon Ball GT
    Dragon Ball GT
    The Garfield Show
    The Garfield Show
    Steven Universe Future
    Steven Universe Future
    Generator Rex
    Generator Rex
    Space Ghost Coast to Coast
    Space Ghost Coast to Coast
    Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
    Scooby Doo Mystery, Inc.
    Robotech
    Robotech
    Justice League Unlimited
    Justice League Unlimited
    Johnny Test
    Johnny Test
    Total Dramarama
    Total Dramarama
    The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
    The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
    Sonic Boom
    Sonic Boom
    Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
    Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart
    Mad
    Mad
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    What's New Scooby-Doo?
    What's New Scooby-Doo?
    Samurai Champloo
    Samurai Champloo
    FLCL
    FLCL
    Cow and Chicken
    Cow and Chicken
    Totally Spies
    Totally Spies
    Johnny Bravo
    Johnny Bravo
    Batwheels
    Batwheels
    Unikitty
    Unikitty
    The Tom & Jerry Show
    The Tom & Jerry Show
    Mighty Magiswords
    Mighty Magiswords
    Bunnicula
    Bunnicula
    Hole in the Wall
    Hole in the Wall
    The Secret Saturdays
    The Secret Saturdays
    ThunderCats (2011)
    ThunderCats (2011)
    Victor & Valentino
    Victor & Valentino
    Captain Planet and the Planeteers
    Captain Planet and the Planeteers
    Justice League Action
    Justice League Action
    Lego Nexo Knights
    Lego Nexo Knights
    Regular Show: The Movie
    Regular Show: The Movie
    My Gym Partner's a Monkey
    My Gym Partner's a Monkey
    Ben 10
    Ben 10
    Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
    Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
    Mixels
    Mixels
    Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
    Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5
    Ben 10: Alien Swarm
    Ben 10: Alien Swarm
    Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files
    Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files
    12 oz. Mouse
    12 oz. Mouse
    Bakugan: Battle Planet
    Bakugan: Battle Planet
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Level Up
    Level Up
    Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated
    Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated
    Incredible Crew
    Incredible Crew
    The Drinky Crow Show
    The Drinky Crow Show
    Outlaw Star
    Outlaw Star
    The Prince Of Tennis
    The Prince Of Tennis
    6teen
    6teen
    Beyblade Metal Fusion
    Beyblade Metal Fusion
    Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
    Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
    Sealab 2021
    Sealab 2021
    Wolf's Rain
    Wolf's Rain