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List of American prime time animated television series

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This is a list of American prime time animated television series which were typically broadcast during prime time. This list does not include animated short films and videos that were shown on television variety shows, such as "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" on Saturday Night Live and "Dr. N!Godatu" on The Tracey Ullman Show. However, the fact The Simpsons originated as part of the latter show is noted.

Pre-1990Edit

Title Episodes Show Creator Year Original channel Studio Age rating Source
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends 163 Jay Ward, Alex Anderson, Bill Scott 1959–64 ABC/NBC Jay Ward Productions TV-G
The Alvin Show 26 Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. 1961–62 CBS CBS Television Studios
The Bugs Bunny Show 52 Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng 1960–67 CBS Warner Bros. Cartoons TV-G
Calvin and the Colonel 26 Freeman F. Gosden, Charles J. Correll 1964–65 ABC Kayro Productions
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo 26 Millard Kaufman, John Hubley, Willis Pyle 1964–65 NBC United Productions of America
The Flintstones 166 William Hanna, Joseph Barbera 1960–66 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G
The Jetsons 24 William Hanna, Joseph Barbera 1962–63 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-Y7
Jokebook 3 William Hanna, Joseph Barbera 1982 NBC Hanna-Barbera Productions
Jonny Quest 26 Doug Wildey 1964–65 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-Y7
The Simpsons
Originated 1987 in The Simpsons Shorts,
on The Tracey Ullman Show
650 Matt Groening 1989–present Fox Gracie Films
Klasky Csupo (1989-1992)
Film Roman (1992-2016)
The Curiosity Company (2015–present, uncredited)
Fox Television Animation (2016–present)
20th Century Fox Television
TV-PG
Top Cat 30 William Hanna, Joseph Barbera 1961–62 ABC Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-G
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 48 William Hanna, Joseph Barbera 1972–74 Syndication Hanna-Barbera Productions
Where's Huddles? 10 William Hanna, Joseph Barbera 1970 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions

1990sEdit

Title Episodes Show Creator Year Original channel Studio Age rating Source
Batman: The Animated Series 85 Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski 1992–95 Fox Kids Warner Bros. Animation TV-PG
The Critic 33 Al Jean, Mike Reiss 1994–95, 2000–01 ABC, Fox Gracie Films
Film Roman
Columbia Pictures Television
TV-14
Capitol Critters 13 Nat Mauldin, Steven Bochco, Michael Wagner 1992 ABC Steven Bochco Productions TV-Y
Dilbert 30 based on the comic strip created by Scott Adams 1999–2000 UPN Idbox
United Media Productions
Columbia TriStar Television
TV-PG
Family Guy 300 Seth MacFarlane 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2005–present Fox Fuzzy Door Productions
Fox Television Animation
20th Century Fox Television
TV-14
Family Dog 10 Brad Bird 1993 CBS Amblin Television TV-Y
Fish Police 6 Steve Moncuse, Jeanne Romano 1992 CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions TV-PG
Futurama 140 Matt Groening 1999–2003, 2008–2013 Fox, Comedy Central The Curiosity Company
20th Century Fox Television (credited as 30th Century Fox Television)
Rough Draft Studios
TV-14
Home Movies 52 Loren Bouchard, Brendon Small 1999, 2001–04 UPN, Adult Swim Burns & Burns Productions
Tom Snyder Productions (1999)
Soup2Nuts (2001–04)
TV-PG
Invasion America 13 Steven Spielberg, Harve Bennett 1998 The WB DreamWorks Animation TV-PG
King of the Hill 255 Mike Judge, Greg Daniels 1997–2010 Fox Anivision
Film Roman
3 Arts Entertainment
Deedle-Dee Productions
Judgemental Films
20th Century Fox Television
TV-PG
Mission Hill 13 Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein 1999–2000, 2002 The WB, Adult Swim Bill Oakley/Josh Weinstein Productions
Castle Rock Entertainment
TV-14
Pinky and the Brain 66 Tom Ruegger 1995–1998 The WB Rough Draft Studios TV-Y
The PJs 44 Eddie Murphy, Larry Wilmore, Steve Tompkins 1999–2001 Fox, The WB Imagine Television
Eddie Murphy Productions
Will Vinton Studios
Charged Productions (2000–01)
Touchstone Television
TV-14

2000sEdit

Title Episodes Show Creator Year Original channel Studio Age rating Source
American Dad! 245 Seth MacFarlane Mike Barker Matt Weitzman 2005–present Fox, TBS Fuzzy Door Productions
Underdog Productions
Fox Television Animation
20th Century Fox Television
TV-14
Baby Blues 13 based on the comic strip created by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman 2000–02 The WB, Adult Swim Split the Difference Productions
King Features Entertainment
Warner Bros. Television
TV-PG
Clerks: The Animated Series 6 Kevin Smith 2000–02 ABC, Comedy Central Miramax Television
View Askew Productions
Touchstone Television
TV-14
The Cleveland Show 88 Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, Mike Henry 2009–13 Fox Person Unknown Productions
Happy Jack Productions
Fuzzy Door Productions
Fox Television Animation
20th Century Fox Television
TV-14
Click and Clack's As the Wrench Turns 10 Howard Grossman, Doug Berman 2008 PBS PBS TV-G
Creature Comforts 27 Nick Park 2003 CBS Aardman Animations ?
Father of the Pride 14 Jeffrey Katzenberg 2004–05 NBC DreamWorks Animation Television TV-14
Game Over 6 David Sacks 2004 UPN Carsey-Werner Productions
Gary & Mike 13 Fax Bahr, Adam Small 2001 UPN Bahr-Small Productions
Will Vinton Studios
Big Ticket Television
TV-PG
God, the Devil and Bob 13 Matthew Carlson 2000, 2011 NBC, Adult Swim Vanity Logo Productions
NBC Studios
Carsey-Werner Productions
TV-14
The Goode Family 13 Mike Judge, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky 2009 ABC Ternion Pictures
3 Arts Entertainment
Media Rights Capital
TV-PG
The Oblongs 13 Angus Oblong, Jace Richdale 2001–02 The WB, Adult Swim Mohawk Productions
Job Site Productions
Film Roman
TV-14
Sammy 2 David Spade, Drake Sather 2000 NBC Brad Grey Television
Desert Rat Productions
Adelaide Productions
Columbia TriStar Television
Sit Down, Shut Up 13 Mitchell Hurwitz 2009 Fox Tantamount Studios
ITV Studios
Adelaide Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Sony Pictures Television
TV-14

2010sEdit

Title Episodes Show Creator Year Original channel Studio Age rating Source
ADHD Shorts 6 Heather Anne Campbell 2013–16 Fox, FXX Friends Night
ADHD Studios
TV-14
Allen Gregory 7 Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul 2011 Fox JHF
J. Paul/A. Mogel/D. Goodman Productions
Chernin Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
TV-14
Axe Cop 22 based on the web comic series created by Ethan and Malachai Nicolle 2013–15 Fox, FXX Friends Night
ADHD Studios
TV-MA
Bob's Burgers 150 Loren Bouchard 2011–present Fox Bento Box Entertainment (2011)
Wilo Productions (2012–)
Buck & Millie Productions (2012–)
20th Century Fox Television
TV-PG
Bordertown 13 Mark Hentemann 2016 Fox Hentemann Films
Fuzzy Door Productions
Bento Box Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
TV-14
Bless the Harts 2019 Fox
Golan the Insatiable 12 Josh Miller 2013–15 Fox Double Hemm
Amazing Schlock (Season 1 only)
Friends Night
ADHD Studios
TV-14
High School USA! 12 Dino Stamatopoulos 2013–15 Fox, FXX Fragical Productions
Friends Night
ADHD Studios
TV-MA
Lucas Bros. Moving Co. 17 Kenny and Keith Lucas 2013–15 Fox, FXX Oh Snap
Friends Night
ADHD Studios
TV-14
Napoleon Dynamite 6 Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess 2012 Fox Hess Films
Scully Productions
20th Century Fox Television
TV-PG
Son of Zorn 13 Reed Agnew, Eli Jorne 2016–17 Fox Agnew Jorné Productions
Lord Miller Productions
20th Century Fox Television
TV-14

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