Well the CW has given up on Saturday morning cartoons. The last major broadcast network to do so. I know there are still some on cable, but its not the same.
I guess I always thought they would be there. When one series was cancelled another way replaced into that time slot. Oh there were a couple things to watch on cable like the USA Cartoon express or Snick... but that was before Cartoon Network showed up. Then the channels stopped doing it. NBC and CBS used to be huge on cartoons, with a few live action shows thrown in, but they got beat out by FOX, ABC, and the WB. With UPN hanging on by its fingernails. Spielberg and Disney mostly. And then they stopped showing cartoons before and after school. After that ABC dropped out... not even doing the Magical WOrld Of Disney any more, let alone the good old shows. The others rather than make their own began buying anime from Japan, then editing the hell out of it until it was 50% commercials and 50% Confusing.
Cable channels started keeping the shows to themselves instead of airing them on broadcast networks first.
Next Fox and the WB were showing the same thing and the the WB gets replaced by the CW.
Rather than deal with them a lot of cartoon creators went for direct to DVD stuff, where they did not have to listen to know-nothing network executives.
Then the CW was the only one left. Without competition they got lazy. Showing reruns over and over until people were sick of them, sticking in a few shows designed to sell cards and toys every now and then to pretend they had something going on.
And now... its over.
I'd like you guys who read this to come up here and say a few words about the Saturday Morning cartoons you used to know and love.