Teletoon at Night

Teletoon at Night
Network Teletoon
Launched September 16, 2002 (2002-09-16)
Country of origin Canada
Format Teen and adult-oriented animated/live-action block
Running time Mon-Thurs from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time
Official website Teletoon at Night

Teletoon at Night (formally The Detour) is a late night program block airing on the Canadian cable and satellite television specialty channel Teletoon, which is owned by Corus Entertainment. The block features programming targeted towards older teen and adult audiences.

It is similar in format to Adult Swim, the late night block on Cartoon Network. The block's French counterpart, Télétoon la nuit, airs on Teletoon's French-language channel, Télétoon.[1]


Teletoon Detour logo used from 2008 to 2009.

Teletoon at Night's roots lie in two former program blocks that aired on Teletoon: the teenage-oriented block formally known as "The Detour," and the adult-oriented "Teletoon Unleashed" block, which had been dropped due to lack of new content. In September 2004, the two blocks were amalgamated, with all-new branding created by Guru Studio.[2] For the start of the 2006–07 season, a new Friday night companion block, F-Night, debuted, featuring a slightly different lineup, mainly comedy series from Adult Swim (such as Tom Goes to the Mayor and Squidbillies).

From 2007 to 2010, most of the shows that were featured on "F-Night" were removed to make room for the "Fred at Night" segment, which began airing on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. EST, followed by a repeat of the earlier movie telecast. Movies shown during this block were mostly animated or were derived from comic books (such as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and other animated series. A majority of the films were designed to target an older teenage or adult audience, which was the intended target and purpose of the block. If the movie did not fill the entire two- to 212-hour block, animated shorts (such as short films from The Animatrix) were used to fill the remaining time.

On September 1, 2008, the block amended its name to Teletoon Detour. In 2009, the Teletoon at Night branding was introduced but as the name of a separate block; with Teletoon at Night airing on weekdays and Teletoon Detour airing on weekends. In 2010, the "Detour" branding was dropped entirely. In the fall, Teletoon at Night's weekend schedule was branded as Fred at Night, hosted by Fearless Fred of Toronto radio station CFNY-FM. From December 31, 2010, Teletoon at Night's weekend schedule was rebranded as Double Night. In recent years, "Fred at Night" moved to Thursdays and, with the launch of the Canadian version of Adult Swim (via the Canadian version of Cartoon Network), most of the original programming from the U.S. service has migrated to its Canadian counterpart.[3]

In the summer of 2014, movies on Saturdays were branded as the "Saturday Night Funhouse Double Feature".[4] Meanwhile, Teletoon acquired broadcast rights to The Awesomes, a Hulu original series.[5] In October 2014, Bento Box Entertainment, the studio that produces The Awesomes, announced they would be producing a new slate of shows for Teletoon at Night.[6] In the same month, Blue Ant Media, Mondo Media, and Corus announced that Teletoon at Night would air a new series featuring shorts from Bite on Mondo, a program in which content creators pitched ideas for new shows.[7][8] It was later revealed on Adult Swim's Facebook page that the new series, dubbed Night Sweats, will air on Adult Swim instead.[9]

During the week of September 1, 2015, it was announced on-air that, on that date, several of the block's shows (including original series Fugget About It), will move to Adult Swim.[10][11][12] In a press release posted on September 3, 2015, it was announced that the block will now air Mondays through Thursdays starting at 10:00 p.m, with a movie at 11:00 p.m. Teletoon's Superfan Friday block will expand in Teletoon at Night's place.[10][13] It was later announced in December 2015 that, starting on January 4, 2016, Teletoon at Night will be adding more movies to their schedule and their remaining shows will move over to Adult Swim.[14]

In February 2016, several shows that were airing on Adult Swim began airing on Teletoon at Night. On February 24, 2016, it was announced in a press release that the seventh season of Archer would air on both blocks.[15] In the same month, Teletoon at Night's website revealed that its Fred at Night segment would be discontinued after six years, with the final installment airing on February 25, 2016.[14] On March 23, 2016, it was revealed that Archer's seventh season would instead air on Teletoon at Night, although the season premiere did air in simulcast on Adult Swim.[16] On September 5, 2016, the block moved to its new timeslot airing Monday to Thursday from 8pm-3am and from 9pm-3am on weekends.


Current programming

Title Premiere date Reruns Source(s)
American Dad! 2005 2005-2015 2015-Present
Archer October 29, 2011 2011-2015 2016-Present
Bob's Burgers September 7, 2015 2015-Present
Family Guy September 1, 2003 2003-2007 2008-2015 2016-Present
Fugget About It September 7, 2012 2012-2015 2016-Present
Futurama March 28, 1999 1999-2015 2016-Present
John Callahan's Quads! February 2, 2001 2016-Present
Knuckleheads June 6, 2016 2016-Present
Night Sweats March 1, 2016 2016-Present

Former programming

Original series

Title Premiere date Reruns Source(s)
Bromwell High February 1, 2005 Reruns
Clone High November 2, 2002 Reruns
Crash Canyon September 18, 2011 Reruns
Cybersix September 6 1999 Reruns
Daft Planet September 2 2002 Reruns [17]
Delta State September 11, 2004 Reruns
The Dating Guy October 17, 2010 Reruns
Life's a Zoo September 1, 2008 Reruns [18]
Pilot Project Prime Reruns
Punch! January 11, 2008 Reruns
Sons of Butcher August 5, 2005 Reruns
Station X September 3, 2005 Reruns
Undergrads April 1, 2001 Reruns

Acquired series

Title Premiere date Reruns Source(s)
Angry Kid Prime Reruns
Apollo's Pad Prime Reruns
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Prime Reruns
Assy McGee Prime Reruns
The Awesomes Prime Reruns
Axe Cop Prime Reruns
The Boondocks Prime Reruns
The Brak Show Prime Reruns
Code Monkeys Prime Reruns
The Critic Prime Reruns
Captain Star Prime Reruns
Drawn Together Prime Reruns
Evil Con Carne Prime Reruns
Father of the Pride Prime Reruns
Frisky Dingo Prime Reruns
Grim & Evil Prime Reruns
Happy Tree Friends Prime Reruns
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Prime Reruns
The Head Prime Reruns
Hey Joel Prime Reruns
Home Movies Prime Reruns
King of the Hill Prime Reruns
Lucas Bros. Moving Co. October 24, 2016 2016
Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Prime Reruns
Major Lazer October 24, 2016 2016
The Maxx Prime Reruns
Moral Orel Prime Reruns
Metalocalypse Prime Reruns
Mission Hill Prime Reruns
Napoleon Dynamite Prime Reruns
The Oblongs Prime Reruns
Perfect Hair Forever Prime Reruns
Pond Life Prime Reruns
The Ren & Stimpy Show Prime Reruns
Rex the Runt Prime Reruns
Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Prime Reruns
The Ripping Friends Prime Reruns
Robot Chicken Prime Reruns
Saul of the Mole Men Prime Reruns
Sealab 2021 Prime Reruns
The Simpsons Prime Reruns
SML Prime Reruns
The Smoking Gun Prime Reruns
South Park Prime Reruns
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Prime Reruns
Spy Groove Prime Reruns
Squidbillies Prime Reruns
Spicy City Prime Reruns
Stressed Eric Prime Reruns
Stroker and Hoop Prime Reruns
Superjail! Prime Reruns
The Tick Prime Reruns
ThunderCats Prime Reruns
Time Squad Prime Reruns
Todd McFarlane's Spawn Prime Reruns
Tom Goes to the Mayor Prime Reruns
The Venture Bros. Prime Reruns
The Wrong Coast Prime Reruns
Tripping the Rift Prime Reruns
Xavier: Renegade Angel Prime Reruns


  1. Teletoon Canada Inc.. TELETOON Canada inc. » Programming . . URL: Accessed: 2010-12-25. (Archived by WebCite at
  5. "Seth Meyers Assembles Superhero…ish Team of Misfits In Animated Series The Awesomes". Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  6. Bloom, David (October 13, 2014). "'Bob's Burgers' Maker Bento Box, Corus To Produce Teletoon Primetime Slate Of Shows". Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  8. Patel, Sahil (October 10, 2014). "Blue Ant and Mondo Media's 'Bite On Mondo' Gets TV Show with Corus". Videoink. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
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  13. "TELETOON Goes Back To Cool This Fall!" (Press release). September 3, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
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  16. "Archer Returns to TELETOON at Night on March 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT". Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  18. "Teletoon Unveils Fall Programming Highlights" (Press release). Teletoon Canada. Channel Canada. July 14, 2008. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013.
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