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The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows 

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Cartoon Network shows have been bringing some of the funniest and most action-packed cartoons that both kids and adults can enjoy since the '90s. This list of the top Cartoon Network TV series (even classic CN shows), both current and canceled series, includes the date when each cartoon first aired as well as lists of the casts of actors. The best Cartoon Network TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Cartoon Network, as this list covers the entire history of the network. From old Cartoon Network shows like Courage the Cowardly Dog and Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy to new series like We Bear Bears, Infinity Train, and DC Super Hero Girls are included on this list along with many more.

With so many great cartoons in the 2000s and 2010s what's your favorite Cartoon Network show? Adventure Time might top your list of CN shows. Adventure Time follows the epic adventures of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human throughout the Land of Ooo. These two best friends fight evil, save princesses, and still have time to chow down and chill out. Have any of underrated favorites been overlooked? Other classic shows include Mordecai and Rigby, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Dexter's Laboratory, and all of your other childhood favorites. 

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Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Tom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole

Premiered: 1940

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Family Film

Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two main characters, Tom Cat and Jerry ...more

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#2 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #1 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #1 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Courage the Cowardly Dog... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Thea White, Marty Grabstein, Simon Prebble

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Horror comedy, Comic science fiction, Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, + more

Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network, and the ninth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more

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This Fan Theory Has The Internet Convinced Courage The Cowardly Dog Was All In The Dog's Head #81 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #102 of 132 The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

Premiered: 1969

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Mystery, Situation comedy, + more

Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was ...more

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#3 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #1 of 22 The Best Versions Of Scooby Doo You Watched As A Kid #13 of 395 The Best TV Shows to Rewatch

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Codename: Kids Next Door... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Dee Bradley Baker, Ben Diskin, Lauren Tom

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy-drama, + more

Codename: Kids Next Door, also known as Kids Next Door or by its initials KND, is an American animated television series created by Tom Warburton for Cartoon Network, and the thirteenth of the ...more

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#162 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #113 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #43 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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The Grim Adventures of B... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz, Grey Griffin

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Horror comedy, Black comedy, Animation, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and the fourteenth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows ...more

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#138 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #153 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #40 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Matt Hill, Tommy Karlsen, Sam Vincent

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Cartoon, Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves ...more

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Ed, Edd N Eddy Fan Theories That Will Make You Rethink The Show #113 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Timelisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan
Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie ...more

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The Best Looney Tunes Characters of All Time, Ranked! #1 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #2 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Regular Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Comedy, Action, + more

Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a ...more

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16 Times Regular Show Spoke to Your Post Collegiate Malaise #60 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #94 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Foster's Home for Imagin... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Sean Marquette

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy-drama, Comedy, + more

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created and produced at Cartoon Network Studios by animator Craig McCracken. It first premiered on Cartoon Network ...more

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#141 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #97 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #54 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh

Premiered: 1996

Genres (Tv): Comic science fiction, Animation, Animated cartoon, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series ...more

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#33 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #12 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #10 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
BobbyJones added Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Superhero fiction, + more

Teen Titans is an American TV show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, that premiered on Cartoon Network and The WB in 2003. It is based primarily on the run of stories by Marv ...more

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Teen Titans Is The Greatest DC Superhero Cartoon Ever Made, Fight Me #408 of 643 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #88 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
AdamJPlacencia added Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Black comedy, Animation, Television comedy, Children's television series, + more

Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more

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Small Details Fans Noticed In 'Adventure Time' That Made Us Say 'Oh My Glob!' #549 of 643 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watchlisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
AdamJPlacencia added Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Superhero fiction, + more

The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken and produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network. The show centers on Blossom, ...more

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'Powerpuff Girls' Had The Weirdest, Most Unsettling Villains Of All Time #57 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #29 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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What's New, Scooby-Doo? ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Horror comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Mystery, Adventure film, + more

What's New, Scooby-Doo? is the ninth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo. A revival of the original Scooby-Doo, Where are You! series after a ...more

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#40 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #14 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #72 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Meagan Smith

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

Ben 10 (Cartoon Network, 2005), retroactively known as Ben 10 Classic, is an American animated series created by Man of Action (a group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and ...more

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#271 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #527 of 736 The Best Anime Series of All Time #61 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are Yo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

Premiered: 1969

Genres (Tv): Horror comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Mystery, + more

Scooby Doo, Where Are You! is the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo. Created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, it premiered on CBS ...more

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#3 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #3 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #9 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, + more

Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by animator Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series stars a muscular ...more

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#77 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #50 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #92 of 237 The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time

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The Amazing World of Gum... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy

The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it ...more

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#263 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #79 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #129 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Action, Science Fiction, + more

Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows Jack, a time-displaced samurai warrior prince, in his singular quest ...more

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#201 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #45 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #17 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey Griffin

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Mystery, + more

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is the eleventh incarnation of Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo animated series, and the first incarnation not to be first-run on Saturday mornings. The series is ...more

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#70 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #67 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #77 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Chowder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Tara Strong, Dwight Schultz, John DiMaggio

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Stop motion

Chowder is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Cartoon Network. The series follows an aspiring young chef named Chowder and his day-to-day adventures as an ...more

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#303 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #158 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #221 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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The Marvelous Misadventu... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
pintosh901 added Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jeff Bennett

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Satire, Animated cartoon, Farce, + more

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is an American animated television series created by Thurop Van Orman for Cartoon Network that premiered on June 5, 2008, and ended on August 30, 2010. On ...more

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#311 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #213 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #237 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
asdfghjkl added Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Thriller, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more

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#124 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #66 of 736 The Best Anime Series of All Time #20 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
peterligate added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Animation, Thriller, Anime, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter ...more

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16 Things You Didn't Know About Itachi Uchiha #586 of 643 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #175 of 364 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

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Total Drama Island is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows
Sarah Gadon, Stephanie Anne Mills, Carter Hayden

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Animation, Drama, Comedy, Action

Total Drama Island is a Canadian animated television series which premiered in Canada on Teletoon on July 8, 2007 and on June 5, 2008 in the U.S. on Cartoon Network. This is the first season of ...more

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#235 of 485 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #167 of 663 The Best Cartoons of All Time #262 of 395 The Best TV Shows to Rewatch