Teletoon at Night

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Teletoon at Night
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Teletoon at Night logo
Premiered September 2002
Channel Teletoon
Origin Canada
Format Teen- and adult-oriented animated/live-action block
Runtime 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. ET/PT (Daily)
Official website Teletoon at Night

Teletoon at Night (formerly known as Teletoon Detour) is the name for the animated programming block targeted towards older teen and adult audiences which airs from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET/PT every night on the Canadian television channel Teletoon. It was launched in September 2002 as "The Detour on Teletoon" until September 1, 2008, when it was renamed to "Teletoon Detour"; the block adopted its current name in September 2009.

The block's French programming block counterpart called Télétoon la nuit airs on Teletoon's French-language channel Télétoon.[1] The block is similar in format to Adult Swim, an adult-oriented nighttime program block on Cartoon Network in the United States, with Teletoon at Night airing much of the same programming that is featured on Adult Swim.

History[edit]

Teletoon Detour 2008–2009 logo

Teletoon at Night formerly was an amalgamation of the old "The Detour" block, aimed at teenagers, and the former "Teletoon Unleashed" block, aimed at adults, which had been dropped due to lack of new content. For the start of the 2006–2007 season, a new Friday night companion block "F-Night" debuted, featuring a slightly different lineup consisting of more of the Adult Swim comedies such as Tom Goes to the Mayor and Squidbillies.

From 2007–2010, most of the shows that were involved with the "F-Night" block was removed to make room for the "Fred at Night" segment, which now takes up Sunday at 10:00 p.m. ET. A repeat of the same movie usually follows up. The movies in this block were mostly animated or were derived from comic books and other animated series. A majority of the films were designed to target an older teenage or adult audience, which was the intended target and purpose of the Detour. If the movie didn't fill in its 2 - 212 hour block, then animated shorts (such as short films from the Animatrix) were used to fill up the space. Some movies on The Detour block were live-action films based on comics or animation (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World for example). This was not Teletoon's first time to air non-animated shows or movies, since Teletoon aired the live-action Fireball XL-5 back in the 19971998 season.

In fall 2010, Teletoon at Night's weekend schedule was known as Fred at Night, as it was hosted by Fearless Fred of Toronto's CFNY-FM. As of December 31, 2010, Teletoon at Night's weekend schedule became known as Double Night. In recent years, Fred at Night moved to Thursdays and, with the launch of the Canadian version of Adult Swim (via the Canadian version of Cartoon Network), most of the original programming from the U.S service has migrated to its Canadian counterpart.[2]

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

This a list of programs being broadcast regularly.[3]

Original series[edit]

Acquired series[edit]

Past programming[edit]

This is a list of former programming no longer regularly aired.

Original series[edit]

Acquired series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teletoon Canada Inc.. TELETOON Canada inc. » Programming . . URL:http://corp.teletoon.com/en/?page_id=102. Accessed: 2010-12-25. (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5vFEM1Hk0)
  2. ^ http://www.teletoonatnight.com/tv/
  3. ^ "schedule | TELETOON at Night". Teletoon.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 

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