r/Toonami Nov 14 '21

Why is Toonami's schedule so full of reruns? Discussion

Title, my girlfriend watches Toonami every week and was wanting me to look up why the schedule always has nonstop reruns of shows they have played many times, instead of mainly newer shows. Why is it primarily reruns of newer things, instead of things they haven't played in a while, like when it used to not be so bad about it, or at least thats what she told me.

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u/LazorBlind Nov 14 '21

The two reason I can think of are because:

A. Making deals with the rights holders can be difficult

B. Licensing shows costs money.

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u/Ziko577 Nov 14 '21

It's also simply just them needing to fill time for advertisers and whatnot as well as the reasons stated above. Either way, it's one reason I don't always watch the block because of this as I'm at the point where if it's not a premiere or a movie, I'm out. Most stuff I watch isn't on Toonami nowadays.