Teletoon at Night
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NetworkTeletoon
LaunchedOctober 17, 1997 (1997-10-17) (prelaunch, as Teletoon's Adult Block)
September 2, 2002 (2002-09-02) (official, as The Detour on Teletoon and Teletoon Unleashed)
ClosedApril 1, 2019 (2019-04-01)
Country of originCanada
FormatAdult animated program block
Running time6 hours
Original language(s)English

Teletoon at Night (stylized as TELEToON AT NiGHT and formerly known as Teletoon's Adult Block, The Detour On Teletoon and Teletoon Detour) was a Canadian English language late night programming block that aired on Teletoon, which is owned by Teletoon Canada, Inc. (a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment). The block featured programming for both teen and adult audiences.

It was similar in format to Adult Swim, a late-night programming block that aired on Cartoon Network, from which the block acquired most of its programming. The block's French counterpart, Télétoon la nuit, airs on Teletoon's French-language channel, Télétoon.[1]

History

Final Teletoon Detour logo, 2008 to 2009.
Final Teletoon Detour logo, 2008 to 2009.

Prior to the launch of The Detour on Teletoon and Teletoon Unleashed, Teletoon had aired a lineup of adult-targeted programming (which were mixed alongside animated series aimed at teenagers) during the nighttime hours since it was launched on October 17, 1997. Teletoon at Night's roots lie in 2 former programming blocks that aired on Teletoon: the teenage-oriented block formally known as "The Detour", and the adult-oriented "Teletoon Unleashed" block, which had been dropped due to lack of new content.[2] In September 2004, the two blocks were amalgamated, with all-new branding created by Guru Studio.[3] For the start of the 2006-2007 season, a new Friday night companion block, F-Night, debuted, featuring a slightly different lineup, mainly comedy series from Adult Swim (such as Tom Goes to the Mayor and Squidbillies).[4]

With the launch of the Canadian version of Adult Swim (via the Canadian version of Cartoon Network) on July 4, 2012, most of the original programming from the American service migrated to its Canadian counterpart.[5]

In the summer of 2014, films on Saturdays were branded as the "Saturday Night Funhouse Double Feature".[6] Meanwhile, Teletoon acquired broadcast rights to The Awesomes, a Hulu original series.[7] In October 2014, Bento Box Entertainment, the studio that produces The Awesomes, announced they would be producing a new slate of shows for Teletoon at Night.[8] In the same month, Blue Ant Media, Mondo Media, and Corus announced that Teletoon at Night would air a new series featuring shorts from Bite on Mondo, a program in which content creators pitched ideas for several new TV series.[9] It was later revealed on Adult Swim's Facebook page that the new series, dubbed Night Sweats, would air on Adult Swim instead.

During the week of September 1, 2015, it was announced on air that, on that date, several of the block's shows would move to Adult Swim.[10][11][12] In a press release posted on September 3, 2015, it was announced that the block would now air Mondays through Thursdays starting at 10:00 p.m, with a film at 11:00 p.m. Teletoon's Superfan Friday block expanded in Teletoon at Night's place.[10][13] It was later announced in December 2015 that, starting on January 4, 2016, Teletoon at Night would be adding more films to their schedule and their remaining shows moved over to Adult Swim.[14]

In February 2016, several TV series that were airing on Adult Swim began airing on Teletoon at Night. On February 24, 2016, it was announced in a press release that the seventh season of Archer would air on both blocks.[15] In the same month, Teletoon at Night's website revealed that its Fred at Night segment would be discontinued after six years, with the final installment airing on February 25, 2016.[14] On March 23, 2016, it was revealed that Archer's seventh season would instead air on Teletoon at Night, although the season premiere did air in simulcast on Adult Swim.[16]

On March 4, 2019, along with the announcement that Action would be replaced with a full-time Adult Swim channel on April 1, 2019, it was also announced that Teletoon at Night would be discontinued.[17] The block aired for the final time in April 1, 2019 at 3:00 a.m..

Programming

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Teletoon

Original series

Title Premiere date End date Reruns Source(s)
Bromwell High February 1, 2005 April 26, 2005 2005–07; 2009
Clone High November 2, 2002 April 13, 2003 2003–07; 2009–10
Crash Canyon September 18, 2011 March 3, 2013 2013–17
Daft Planet September 2, 2002 December 23, 2002 2002–04 [18]
Delta State September 11, 2004 February 27, 2005 2005–07
Fugget About It September 7, 2012 April 1, 2016 2016–19
John Callahan's Quads! February 2, 2001 October 19, 2002 2002–06; 2016–19
Life's a Zoo September 1, 2008 November 8, 2009 2009 [19]
Night Sweats February 29, 2016 2016–18
Punch! January 11, 2008 2008 Reruns
Sons of Butcher August 5, 2005 January 12, 2007 2007–09; 2012
Station X September 3, 2005 November 20, 2005 Reruns
Undergrads April 1, 2001 August 12, 2001 2001–04; 2008; 2010–11; 2014

Acquired series

Title Premiere date Reruns Source(s)
12 oz. Mouse September 1, 2006 2006–12 [4]
American Dad! September 1, 2008 2008–19 [19]
Angry Kid Prime Reruns
Apollo's Pad Prime Reruns
Aqua Teen Hunger Force January 4, 2004 2004–12 [20]
Archer October 17, 2010 2010–19 [21]
Assy McGee September 3, 2007 2007–12 [22]
The Awesomes September 4, 2014 2014–17 [23]
Axe Cop Prime Reruns
Bob's Burgers September 7, 2015 2015–19 [24]
The Boondocks February 17, 2006 Reruns [25]
The Brak Show September 12, 2004 2004–12 [26]
Captain Star Prime Reruns
The Cleveland Show September 1, 2018 2018–19
Code Monkeys September 4, 2008 Reruns [19]
The Critic September 3, 2008 Reruns [19]
The Dating Guy October 17, 2010 2010–17 [21]
Evil Con Carne Prime Reruns
Family Guy September 1, 2003 2003–19
Father of the Pride September 5, 2008 Reruns [19]
Frisky Dingo September 4, 2007 2007–12 [22]
Futurama September 2, 2002 2002–18
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Prime Reruns
Grim & Evil Prime Reruns
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law March 7, 2003 2003–12 [27]
The Head Prime Reruns
Hey Joel Prime Reruns
Home Movies Prime Reruns
Johnny Test September 1, 2006 2006-19
King of the Hill September 7, 2009 2009–19 [28]
Lucas Bros. Moving Co. October 24, 2016 2016
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil September 3, 2008 2008–12 [19]
Major Lazer October 24, 2016 2016
The Maxx Prime Reruns
Metalocalypse September 3, 2007 2007–12 [22]
Minoriteam September 6, 2007 2007–12 [22]
Mission Hill Prime Reruns
Moral Orel September 4, 2007 2007–12 [22]
Napoleon Dynamite Prime Reruns
The Oblongs Prime Reruns
Perfect Hair Forever September 5, 2007 2007–12 [22]
Pond Life Prime Reruns
Rick and Morty September 3, 2017 2017–19
Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Prime Reruns
Robot Chicken September 1, 2006 2006–15; 2017–19 [4]
Saul of the Mole Men May 16, 2009 Reruns [29]
Sealab 2021 September 5, 2007 2007–12 [22]
The Smoking Gun September 6, 2007 Reruns [22]
Space Ghost Coast to Coast September 1, 2006 Reruns [4]
Spicy City Prime Reruns
Spy Groove Prime Reruns
Squidbillies September 1, 2006 2006–12 [4]
Stroker & Hoop September 1, 2006 Reruns [4]
The Tick Prime Reruns
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! June 1, 2012 2012 [30]
Time Squad Prime Reruns
Todd McFarlane's Spawn Prime Reruns
Tom Goes to the Mayor September 1, 2006 2006–12 [4]
Tripping the Rift August 2006 Reruns [31]
The Venture Bros. March 13, 2005 2005–12; 2014 [32][33]
The Wrong Coast Prime Reruns
Xavier: Renegade Angel May 17, 2009 2009–12 [29]

References

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  13. ^ "TELETOON Goes Back To Cool This Fall!" (Press release). September 3, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-26. Retrieved 2015-12-25.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  25. ^ "Home Screen". 16 February 2006.
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  27. ^ "Harvey Birdman on Teletoon".
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  29. ^ a b "TELETOON Retro Announces May 2009 Programming Highlights". 26 April 2009.
  30. ^ "Teletoon Promotes Cartoon Network Launch in Canada". 4 May 2012.
  31. ^ ""Tripping the Rift" Scores for Teletoon".
  32. ^ "Teletoon Announces March Premieres, Specials". 18 January 2005.
  33. ^ "March 2014 Programming Highlights TELETOON, TELETOON at Night, TELETOON RETRO".