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Toonami Loses an Hour of Programming

posted on 2015-01-23 17:00 EST
IGPX, Samurai Jack go on hiatus; no new Attack on Titan this week

The official Tumblr for Adult Swim's Toonami block announced on Friday that the block will lose one half hour of programming this Saturday, and one hour of programming starting next Saturday.

This Saturday, January 24, the block will run from 11:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. EST and will not air a new episode of Attack on Titan. On Saturday, January 31 the block will run from 11:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and not air IGPX and Samurai Jack.

The announcement explained that IGPX will go on hiatus, and both IGPX and Samurai Jack "will likely be back at some point." The final two episodes of Samurai Jack will be available on Adult Swim's website and video on demand.

Vice-president of strategic marketing and promotions for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Jason DeMarco commented on his Twitter account:

yes we are being shortened due to ratings. We aren't going anywhere, but we may shrink a bit...If things don't pick up.

He also said that Kill La Kill will still run on Toonami as planned but with a new air time. He also emphasized that the loss of the 5:00 a.m. timeslot was not his decision.

Toonami posted the following schedules for the next two weekends:

January 24

11:30 p.m. Dragon Ball Z Kai
12:00 a.m. Naruto Shippuden
12:30 a.m. Inuyasha the Final Act
01:00 a.m. One Piece
01:30 a.m. Gurren Lagann
02:00 a.m. Deadman Wonderland
02:30 a.m. Bleach
03:00 a.m. Space Dandy
03:30 a.m. Cowboy Bebop
04:00 a.m. Ghost in the Shell
04:30 a.m. IGPX
05:00 a.m. Samurai Jack

January 31

11:30 p.m. Dragon Ball Z Kai
12:00 a.m. Naruto Shippuden
12:30 a.m. Inuyasha the Final Act
01:00 a.m. One Piece
01:30 a.m. Gurren Lagann
02:00 a.m. Deadman Wonderland
02:30 a.m. Attack on Titan
03:00 a.m. Bleach
03:30 a.m. Space Dandy
04:00 a.m. Cowboy Bebop
04:30 a.m. Ghost in the Shell


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