You know, if the law never passed, maybe the movement of animation to cable would be a bit smaller.What if the 1990 Children’s Television Act never happened or never forced E/I and advertisement restrictions?
My guess is that while most kid’s programming would air new episodes on cable (and later streaming) - the Big Three networks plus maybe The CW would still air some sort of Saturday Morning block. This is because as late as 2010, all big three networks and then some were airing a Saturday Morning block (ABC still had ABC Kids, NBC had Qubo and later NBC Kids, CBS had Cookie Jar TV, and there was also The CW with Toonzai and later Vortexx). Thoughts?
Nick on CBS might actually last past 2006 since it would be able to air some of the network’s most popular programs (assuming butterflies don’t flap their wings that much) like SpongeBob and Fairly OddParents instead of relying on E/I friendly Rugrats and Hey Arnold which were dying out by this time.