animated TV series The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows  

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Some of the best Cartoon Network shows on now in 2018 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 Adventure Time, which has a cult following among both adults and kids and has received nearly universal critical acclaim. Steven Universe has 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 series - like Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action - 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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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Adventure Time Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny 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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Steven Universe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Steven Universe Zach Callison, Deedee Magno, Estelle 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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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
The Amazing World of Gumball Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate 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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We Bare Bears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
We Bare Bears Eric Edelstein, Demetri Martin, Bobby Moynihan 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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Clarence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Clarence Tom Kenny, Sean Giambrone, Katie Crown Clarence is an American animated television series created by Skyler Page for Cartoon Network. The series revolves around a young boy named Clarence, who is optimistic about everything, and his ...more

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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch 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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Teen Titans Go! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Teen Titans Go! Arnold Drake, George Pérez, Marv Wolfman 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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Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinj... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Ian James Corlett, Brian Drummond, Michael Kopsa 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) 9 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Ben 10 Tara Strong, Montse Hernandez, David Kaye 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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Apple & Union is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
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Justice League Action is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Justice League Action Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Gilbert Gottfried Justice League Action (Cartoon Network, 2016) is an upcoming American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. It features the adventures of Superman, ...more

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The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
The Powerpuff Girls Amanda Leighton, Natalie Palamides, Kristen Li 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) 13 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Unikitty! Tara Strong, Grey DeLisle, Roger Craig Smith 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) 14 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Mighty Magiswords Kyle A. Carrozza, Grey DeLisle, Eric Bauza Mighty Magiswords (Cartoon Netwrok, 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

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Lego Nexo Knights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Cartoon Network Shows
Nexo Knights Michael Adamthwaite, Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk Nexo Knights is an animated television series that debuted in 2015. It is based on the Lego theme of the same name. In a medieval yet futuristic world, Clay, Aaron, Lance, Princess Macy, and Axl ...more