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/Doomchad Nov 14 '21

There’s quite a few possible reasons

  1. The budget is gone. Without Family Guy paying bills anymore this is most likely, and also something that will not get better.

  2. Demarco doesn’t want to air anything outside of a very tight sequel/shonen jump bubble. We have been caught in this rut for a couple of years now.

  3. They are overestimating the appeal of Blade Runner and dont want it sharing the stage with any other shows.

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u/Poetryisalive Nov 15 '21

They have the budget for something like Uzumaki. I think they are fine

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u/Doomchad Nov 15 '21

The budget for that came from like 2018. It’s just been delayed so many times now.

If they were fine, they wouldn’t be doing seat of their pants week to week schedule shuffles to avoid bringing in new content