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Toonami's New Schedule to Be Kept Secret Until May 26

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Jason DeMarco, former Toonami producer and recently promoted vice president of strategic marketing and promotions for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, revealed via his Twitter account on Thursday that the revived Toonami block's schedule will remain a secret until its airing on May 26. ANN previously posted TV Guide's listing for Toonami's programming block, but DeMarco responded via Twitter, "That is NOT the lineup. But to be clear, I don't think that's a bad lineup."

The TV Guide listing included Cowboy Bebop, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Durarara!!, FLCL, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG.

Adult Swim, the cable and satellite network that is paired with Cartoon Network, revealed on Wednesday that it will bring back its Toonami programming block. Adult Swim's press release also revealed that "new original anime programming" is being developed for the return of the Toonami programming block. Previous series featured on the block will also make their return.

The press release confirmed that the revived block will be shown once a week from midnight to 6 a.m. on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

The company had asked its Twitter followers in April if they would want the block back. Cartoon Network temporarily brought back Toonami on April Fool's Day, with reruns of such anime as Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo!, Outlaw Star, Blue Submarine No. 6, Trigun, and more. The marathon had even included newly produced bumper videos of Toonami's mascot T.O.M.

Cartoon Network had ended Toonami in 2008 after an 11-year run.

Thanks to Starks for the news tip.

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