TV News | Cartoon Network, Disney Channel expand distribution; Teletoon, CN fall premieres

Although Disney Channel Canada previously announced its wide distribution on September 1, 2015, Cartoon Network Canada and Disney Channel Canada announce their wider distribution on September 3, 2015.

Shows reclaiming exclusivity to Cartoon Network Canada, with new episode premieres on Thursdays, are:
The Amazing World of Gumball: Thursdays, 7:00 PM ET/PT starting September 3, 2015
Clarence: Thursdays, 5:30 PM ET/PT (September 3, 2015)
Steven Universe: Thursdays, 5:30 PM ET/PT starting September 17, 2015
Teen Titans Go!: Thursdays, 6:00 PM ET/PT starting September 3, 2015
Uncle Grandpa: Thursdays, 5:00 PM ET/PT (September 3, 2015)

New We Bare Bears episodes premiere Thursdays at 6:30 PM ET/PT, while new Regular Show episodes premiere Thursdays at 7:30 PM ET/PT.

Bell Canada Senior Manager, Media Relations Marie-Eve Francoeur confirms that Teletoon Retro’s former space at channel 599 on Bell satellite TV will discontinue in the coming weeks. There is currently a free preview for Disney Channel Canada’s HD feed and La Chaîne Disney’s SD feed; no English-language Disney Channel Canada SD feed is mentioned at this time. For those hoping Cartoon Network Canada or Disney Channel Canada moves to Teletoon Retro’s old spot on Bell satellite TV, that won’t happen.

Shows premiering on Teletoon are:
ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks (2015 revival): Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 PM ET/PT
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!: Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:00 PM ET/PT
Get Ace: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00 PM ET/PT
Inspector Gadget (2015 revival): Monday, September 7, 2015, 6:00 PM ET/PT
Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production: November 2015, date TBD

Teletoon at Night’s lone new addition is Bob’s Burgers, stripping Mondays to Thursdays at 10:00 PM ET/PT starting September 7, 2015. Archer reruns air Mondays to Thursdays at 10:30 PM ET/PT, followed by the Teletoon at Night movie Mondays to Thursdays at 11:00 PM ET/PT.

Mentioned shows moving from Teletoon Retro to Teletoon are The Flintstones, The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show, The Smurfs and the Looney Tunes Show Cartoon Network package. Corus mentions Tom and Jerry Tales, which likely refers to the 2006-08 series aired on The CW. Teletoon Retro previously aired The Tom and Jerry Show (Hanna-Barbera version), The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show and Tom & Jerry Kids.

Tom and Jerry Tales is honestly the right choice, given the overall “quality” of the other Tom and Jerry-derived television properties (The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show especially – Filmation, ecch). It isn’t the proper Tom and Jerry shorts, but it also isn’t the newest Tom and Jerry Show.

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