New schedule for a new year.
Date: Thursday, December 05 @ 17:17:20 EST
We have some new schedule changes starting January 4. Naruto will NOT be leaving the schedule after all, although it will be restarting from the beginning, wasting another year of your time. Yay!
The Orange Ninja will be bumped down to 3AM, bumping Star Wars: The Clone Wars down to 5AM, which knocks InuYasha down to a half-hour.
11.5PM - Space Dandy (World Premiere)
12.0AM - Bleach (new episodes)
12.5AM - Naruto: Shippuden (Premiere)
1.0AM - One Piece (new episodes)
1.5AM - Soul Eater (new episodes)
2.0AM - Sword Art Online (new episodes)
2.5AM - FLCL
3.0AM - Naruto (restarting from episode 1)
3.5AM - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
4.0AM - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
4.5AM - IGPX
5.0AM - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
5.5AM - InuYasha
EDIT: As for why they're restarting Naruto from the beginning, Jason DeMarco explains on Twitter:
#toonami fans, so I'm not doing this all day: we were allowed by partners to extend our ORIGINAL Naruto deal (52 eps) for a second run.
Continuing from where we left off would have been prohibitively expensive. Basically, it was get Shuppuden/re-run Naruto or continue...
with new Naruto eps, but NO Shippuden. The choice was clear. That's the first and last time I'll deal with that here so please do not ask.
IN SHORT: You can't have it all, and neither can we. But I certainly think 3 solid hours of premieres is a good way to kick off the year.