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The Best Cartoon Network TV Shows

Updated November 9, 2020 479.3k votes 45.0k voters 1.0m views98 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on Cartoon Network.

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. 

Vote up the best Cartoon Network TV shows below.

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  • Tom and Jerry1
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    Tom and Jerry

    Tom Kenny, Rick Zieff

    Premiered1940

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    #3 of 92 The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons#5 of 15 People Are Sharing Kids Shows With Moments They Can't Believe They Got Away With

  • Courage the Cowardly Dog2
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    Courage the Cowardly Dog

    Thea White, Marty Grabstein

    Premiered1999

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    This Fan Theory Has The Internet Convinced Courage The Cowardly Dog Was All In The Dog's Head#3 of 18 The Best Cartoon Network Shows of the '90s

  • Scooby-Doo3
    10,029
    2,322

    Scooby-Doo

    Casey Kasem, Don Messick

    Premiered1969

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    #37 of 309 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History#13 of 14 The Existentially Bleak Observations About 14 Classic Cartoons

  • Ed, Edd n Eddy4
    13,305
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    Ed, Edd n Eddy

    Matt Hill, Tommy Karlsen

    Premiered1999

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    Ed, Edd N Eddy Fan Theories That Will Make You Rethink The Show#18 of 95 The Best Trios Of All Time

  • The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy5
    10,406
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    The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

    Greg Eagles, Richard Steven Horvitz

    Premiered2003

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    #17 of 215 The Best Cartoons to Watch Stoned#14 of 46 The Most Crude and Classic '90s Adult Cartoons

  • Codename: Kids Next Door6
    11,068
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    Codename: Kids Next Door

    Dee Bradley Baker, Ben Diskin

    Premiered2002

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    #64 of 407 The Best Children's Shows of All Time#36 of 106 The Best Espionage TV Shows

  • Looney Tunes7
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    Looney Tunes

    Mel Blanc, June Foray

    Premiered1930

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    Looney Tunes Fan Theories That Will Burrow Their Way Into Your Brain#1 of 132 The Best, Most Fab Cartoons from the '70s

  • Regular Show8
    11,249
    3,381

    Regular Show

    J.G. Quintel, William Salyers

    Premiered2010

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    16 Times Regular Show Spoke to Your Post Collegiate Malaise#102 of 146 The Most Annoying Kids Shows of All Time

  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends9
    10,122
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    Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

    Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin

    Premiered2004

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    #79 of 130 The Best Cartoons of the '90s#82 of 140 The Worst TV Series Finales Ever

  • Adventure Time10
    11,511
    4,191

    Adventure Time

    Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio

    Premiered2010

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  • Dexter's Laboratory11
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    Dexter's Laboratory

    Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett

    Premiered1996

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    #30 of 349 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time#17 of 644 The Best Cartoons of All Time

  • What's New, Scooby-Doo?12
    6,255
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    What's New, Scooby-Doo?

    Frank Welker, Casey Kasem

    Premiered2002

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    #3 of 22 The Best Versions Of Scooby Doo You Watched As A Kid#128 of 508 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

  • Teen Titans13
    13,055
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    Teen Titans

    Hynden Walch, Scott Menville

    Premiered2002

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    'Teen Titans' Fan Theories#81 of 538 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

  • Ben 1014
    7,891
    2,831

    Ben 10

    Tara Strong, Paul Eiding

    Premiered2005

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    #271 of 300 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time#134 of 157 The Best Logos in the World

  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!15
    5,002
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    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

    Don Messick, Casey Kasem

    Premiered1969

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    #1 of 81 The Best Hanna-Barbera Cartoons You're Dying to Watch Again#1125 of 1,322 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

  • The Amazing World of Gumball16
    8,125
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    The Amazing World of Gumball

    Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr.

    Premiered2011

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    #35 of 37 The Most Annoying Kids Shows Currently On TV#278 of 449 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

  • The Powerpuff Girls17
    9,346
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    The Powerpuff Girls

    Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily

    Premiered1998

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    Fan Theories About 'The Powerpuff Girls' That Just Might Be True#208 of 339 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

  • Johnny Bravo18
    6,709
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    Johnny Bravo

    Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro

    Premiered1997

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    #25 of 54 The Best '90s Cartoon Theme Songs#105 of 191 The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack19
    5,270
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    The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

    Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray

    Premiered2008

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  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc.20
    5,603
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    Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc.

    Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn

    Premiered2010

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    #205 of 389 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate#17 of 75 The Best Netflix Animated Series To Watch Now

  • Chowder21
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    Chowder

    Tara Strong, Dwight Schultz

    Premiered2007

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    #11 of 46 The Best Animated Series On HBO Max#7 of 20 The Most Overlooked Cartoon Network Shows

  • Total Drama Island22
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    Total Drama Island

    Sarah Gadon, Stephanie Anne Mills

    Premiered2007

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    #87 of 88 The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History#103 of 222 The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time

  • Samurai Jack23
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    Samurai Jack

    Phil LaMarr, Mako

    Premiered2001

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    #253 of 319 The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History#12 of 20 Which Fictional Fighter Would Destroy All Others In A Sword Fight?

  • Pokémon24
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    Pokémon

    Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis

    Premiered1997

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    #84 of 243 The Best Anime Series of All Time#24 of 199 The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time

  • Camp Lazlo25
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    Camp Lazlo

    Lars Thiesgaard, Carlos Alazraqui

    Premiered2005

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    #7 of 18 The Best Cartoon Network Shows of the 2000s#14 of 31 The Best Monkey & Ape Cartoons