• Parents Beware! Cartoon Network Expanding “Adult Swim”

    by  • February 5, 2014 • Cable Choice, Studies • 74 Comments

    Next month, Cartoon Network will begin pushing its “Adult Swim” live-action and animation block at even more young children.adultswim

    “Parents beware: Not all cartoons are created equal. When Cartoon Network “Adult Swim” programming block begins, the content changes from being kid-friendly to adult-oriented in an instant – and not with the click of a remote, but with the tick of the clock. Starting March 31, kids will be exposed to “Adult Swim’s” explicit content beginning 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central.

    “Adult Swim” has a long history of marketing explicit animation to children. The network’s announcement claims that they’re targeting adult males by moving “Adult Swim” to an earlier hour — but in the process the network is throwing children under the bus. The PTC’s research found that “Adult Swim” includes some of the highest levels of explicit content, and failed appropriately rate sexual content, suggestive dialogue, and explicit language 100% of the time.

    Parents should not have to subsidize kid-unfriendly content in order to receive the programming they do want. The cable industry should abandon their contemptible “bundling” scheme that forces families to underwrite explicit content. Until the system is fixed, parents must be on high alert.

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    74 Responses to Parents Beware! Cartoon Network Expanding “Adult Swim”

    1. DragonRickZkai
      April 10, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Yea, if your kid wants to watch Tokyo Ghoul on Adult Swim, then you shouldn’t complain to Warner Bros for airing it.

      What should you do? BLOCK IT.
      It clearly has a rating of TV-MA-LSV

      So soccermoms, realize it’s a free country and STOP WHINING.

    2. Kikuo
      October 27, 2017 at 5:32 am

      would be nice if they had put king of the hill in the early slot. one of the only decent shows they have and it’s not offensive.

    3. October 8, 2016 at 7:39 am

      Look, I actually like some of the stuff on Adult Swim, but if it’s causing so much distress, they should either get a separate channel or move on to a digital format like Netflix or Hulu.

    4. Lia
      August 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      What i don’t understand is why the hell would a network make tv shows for adults ON A KIDS CHANNEL, A KIDS CHANNEL. Like seriously, what the **** is wrong with tv shows nowadays?

      • Patricia
        December 11, 2016 at 7:31 pm

        It’s not a kids channel it’s a cartoon channel.

    5. Jack
      April 29, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      I just want to point out that “King Of The Hill” is the first show to come on adult swim at 8:00. It’s not like it’s starting out with something like, Tim And Eric or Mr. Pickles. Those don’t come on until around 12:00am. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen “King Of The Hill” but it’s nothing like Family Guy or Mr. Pickles and is pretty tame.

      I’m trying to say, Adult Swim starts out relatively mild and gets more vulgar as time goes on.

      There’s also a rather lengthy warning before it switches over.

    6. Josh
      August 11, 2015 at 6:20 am

      I REALLY hate Adult Swim. I AM 12 yrs old. I live in the Chicago area, so it signs off at 7:00 PM. I mostly go on CN-WEST or Boomerang because they have Teen Titans GO! and Gumball. FOX is like Adult Swim because Bobs Burgers and Family Guy air on that station. WGN airs Family Guy at 12:30 AM, so thats not marketing children. Do you think children should be in bed 90 mins early

      • Patricia
        December 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm

        Read a book!

    7. Josh09
      August 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      ALL children are supposed to be in bed at 8:00, but i am in the Central, so i have 90 mins before i go to bed. I am 12 years old. I love Cartoon Network. Here are your tips if its early:
      -Tune in to CN West
      -Booomerang now has Teen Titans GO and The Amazing World of Gumball, so those could be a Adult Swim replacement.
      -Visit CN On Demand
      I STAY AWAY from Adult Swim

      • anonymous
        November 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

        I’m pleased by dislike for the Adult Swim (AS). It sickens me that that Stuart Snyder guy must have come up with it. I mean, what’s her trying to do, obsess with making the Cartoon Network more interesting than ever?

        But for those two programs on Boomerang,they don’t deserve to be there and any other channel.

        Don’t forget Teletoon of Canada. It workers ought to be ashamed for airing Adult Swim-like content.

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