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The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows 

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Updated March 22, 2020 8.2k votes 1.3k voters 13.3k views 17 items

Some of the best Cartoon Network shows on now in 2019 illustrate the ways in which animation - and children's programming in general - can have a wide-reaching appeal and delight audiences of all ages. While some current shows on Cartoon Network are definitively directed at children, other programs seem to have a multigenerational appeal. If you're wondering what to watch on Cartoon Network, this list should help you decide. 

One of the most popular Cartoon Network shows is the surreal series Steven Universe which has a cult following among both adults and kids, and has received nearly universal critical acclaim. Steven Universe has also been praised for the way it handles mental health issues, allowing parents to find a means to discuss difficult issues with their kids. Other Cartoon Network acquired series - like Teen Titans Go! and Lego Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitzu - are a little more lighthearted, but nevertheless charming. With so many great shows on now, you're sure to find something on the network that suits your taste. 

What are the best Cartoon Network shows? Browse all the currently airing programs below, and vote your favorites to the top. 

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The Amazing World of Gum... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 38

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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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Zach Callison, Estelle, Michaela Dietz

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 5

Steven Universe is an American animated television series created by Rebecca Sugar, former storyboard artist, writer, and composer for Adventure Time. It is produced by Cartoon Network Studios, ...more

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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network, 2015) is an American animated sitcom created by Daniel Chong. Three bear siblings, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear, awkwardly attempt at integrating with the human ...more

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Infinity Train is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Ashley Johnson, Ernie Hudson

Premiered: 2019

Infinity Train (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated series created by Owen Denni. The series follows 12-year-old Tulip (Ashley Johnson) and her two-in-one robot companion One-One and ...more
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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 1

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is an American superhero comedy animated series created by Ian Jones-Quartey. It is set in the futuristic year of 201X, where the world is populated by video game and ...more

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Craig of the Creek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Phillip Solomon, Georgina Kidder, H. Michael Croner
Craig of the Creek (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an American anime created by Matt Burnett and Ben Levin. Craig and his two friends have adventures in the suburban wilderness known as the Creek, ...more
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Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Jwf2 added Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 65

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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Summer Camp Island is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
xxgamershotzxx added Elliott Smith, Oona Laurence, Julia Pott
Summer Camp Island (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an American animated television series created by Julia Pott. Two childhood best friends are dropped off at a magical summer camp where many bizarre ...more

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Victor and Valentino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen, Laura Patalano

Premiered: 2019

Victor and Valentino (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated television series created by Diego Molano. In the small quiet town of Monte Macabre, two total opposite half-brothers search ...more
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Apple & Onion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
George Gendi, Richard Ayoade, Eugene Mirman

Premiered: 2018

Apple & Onion (Cartoon Network, 2018) is an American animated television series created by George Gendi. Apple (George Gendi) and Onion (Richard Ayoade), are a pair of childlike newcomers to ...more
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Lego Ninjago: Masters of... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Lego Ninjago: Masters Of Spinjitzu Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Michael Kopsa

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 26

Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu is an action comedy family animated TV series that centers on the adventures of five ninjas. The series is based on the Lego toy series of the same name. Two ...more

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Ben 10 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Tara Strong, Montse Hernandez, David Kaye

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 52

Ben 10 is an American animated series created by Man of Action, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series is about a 10-year-old boy named Ben Tennyson who gets a watch-like alien ...more

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Bakugan Battle Brawlers ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
puppehcahn added Jason Deline, Julie Lemieux, Carter Hayden

Premiered: 2007

Number of Episodes: 189

Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese-Canadian action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers ...more

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Teen Titans Go! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Arnold Drake, George PĂ©rez, Marv Wolfman

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 7

Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans. The series was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New ...more

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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Amanda Leighton, Natalie Palamides, Kristen Li

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 78

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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Unikitty! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Tara Strong, Grey DeLisle, Roger Craig Smith

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 1

Unikitty! (Cartoon Network, 2017) is an American-Danish animated fantasy family comedy television series based on The Lego Movie character. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty and her friends make ...more

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Mighty Magiswords is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Kyle A. Carrozza, Grey DeLisle, Eric Bauza

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 1

Mighty Magiswords (Cartoon Network, 2016) is an American Flash animated fantasy-comedy television series created by Kyle A. Carrozza. Vambre and Prohyas, a cute and clumsy sibling team of ...more