Teletoon sets launch date for Cartoon Network in Canada

In the lead-up to the ad-supported channel's launch, Teletoon will broadcast a series of weekly nested programming blocks with shows from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, starting May 5.

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will come alive in Canada on July 4, Teletoon Canada announced Thursday.

And in the lead-up to the launch, the Canadian cartoon channel will air weekly nested programming blocks on Teletoon, Teletoon at Night and Teletoon Retro.

Starting Saturday, May 5, Teletoon will broadcast a weekly block of Cartoon Network programming.

On Friday, June 1, Teletoon at Night launches a weekly feature of late-night, adult-skewing Adult Swim shows, and starting June 2, Teletoon Retro will air a weekly block of Cartoon Network shows from its classic library.

The preview lineup includes Cartoon Network shows The Amazing World of Gumball and Dexter’s Laboratory on Teletoon, The Venture Bros., Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law and Aqua Teen Hunger Force (pictured) in the Adult Swim block on Teletoon at Night, and Powerpuff Girls and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy on Teletoon Retro.

The nested blocks will cease airing on Teletoon, Teletoon at Night and Teletoon Retro after July 4.

The deal between Teletoon and the Turner Broadcasting System to bring cartoon series to Canadian viewers was announced in February.

The digital, ad-supported channel will feature Cartoon Network programming between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., followed by the Adult Swim late-night up commencing at 9 p.m.

Websites for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will launch simultaneously with the network, featuring video clips, games, programming information and additional content.