Nicktoons Schedule Changes: “Dragon Ball GT”, “Drake & Josh” Return; “Rocket Monkeys” Join
Starting tomorrow, Nicktoons is making several significant changes to their line-up.
Weekdays at 7am, an extra Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will replace Avatar – which moves to the 8am hour, replacing Fanboy & Chum Chum.
In the 3pm hour, T.U.F.F. Puppy is replaced by Rocket Monkeys, which has aired a few times on the network in 2013.
Kung Fu Panda gains another hour from 5-6pm, replacing Back at the Barnyard. The 6pm hour goes to Monsters vs. Aliens, replacing Robot and Monster.
From 7-8:30pm on Wednesdays, Kung Fu Panda replaces TMNT. From 9-11:30pm, Monsters vs. Aliens replaces the Avatar Extras block.
An odd replacement takes place on Thursday nights from midnight-3am, as Drake & Josh returns to Nicktoons, replacing Avatar Extras.
Weekends see Rush Zone repeats taking the 6am hour on both days now, replacing TMNT and Planet Sheen on Saturday.
On Saturdays, you guessed it – more Kung Fu Panda! Po and the Furious Five will air from 10am-noon and from 4-6pm. Panda will also air on Sundays from 4-6pm.
Avatar gets more spots on weekends – Saturdays from noon-2pm and both days from 6-8pm.
Dragon Ball GT returns to Nicktoons for the first time in almost a year (April 2013). The classic anime will air Saturdays from 2-4pm and Sundays from 2:30-4pm.
Lastly, Fairly OddParents takes two hours of SpongeBob’s timeslots on Sunday from 8-10pm.
With these changes, T.U.F.F. Puppy is the odd dog out – reduced to zero airings. Classic Yu-Gi-Oh! is also no more (though it had been reduced to one-hour per week, which had been skipped a few times). Back at the Barnyard is being cut from 32 airings to 14 airings per week while Robot and Monster and Fanboy & Chum Chum are both down 10 airings.