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The following is a list of ratings that are given to most channels, like Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, to show if the content in the show is suitable/unsuitable for children to watch. The TV Parental Guidelines system was first proposed on December 19, 1996 by the United States Congress, the television industry and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and went into effect by January 1, 1997 on most major U.S. broadcast and cable networks in response to public concerns of increasingly explicit sexual content, graphic violence and strong profanity in television programs. It was established as a voluntary-participation system, with ratings to be determined by the individually-participating broadcast and cable networks.

Ratings Used During Cartoon Network Hours

TV-Y

Whether animated or live-action, the themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience, including children under 6. These programs are not expected to frighten younger children. None of Cartoon Network's original programming has yet to receive this rating, only its acquired programming has.

TV-Y

The TV-Y Rating

List of TV-Y Programs

TV-Y7

These shows may or may not be appropriate for some children under the age of 7. This rating may include crude, suggestive humor, fantasy violence, or content considered too scary, controversial, or confusing to be shown to children under seven.
TV-Y7

The TV-Y7 Rating

  • FV for fantasy violence

List of TV-Y7 Programs

List of TV-Y7-FV Programs

TV-G

Although this rating does not signify a program designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children watch this program unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations, and can be enjoyed by a variety of age groups. Mostly Warner Bros. or Hanna-Barbera content ever get this rating, and only two of Cartoon Network's original series' have been given it.

TV-G

The TV-G Rating

List of TV-G Programs

TV-PG

This rating signifies that the program may be unsuitable for younger children without the guidance of a parent. Many parents may want to watch it with their younger children. Though some TV-PG rated shows on Cartoon Network are targeted toward children for unknown reasons.

TV-PG

The TV-PG Rating

  • V for moderate violence
  • S for some sexual situations
  • L for infrequent coarse language
  • D for some suggestive dialogue

List of TV-PG programs (no sub-headings)

List of TV-PG-V Programs

List of TV-PG-S Programs

List of TV-PG-L Programs

List of TV-PG-D Programs

List of TV-PG programs(multiple sub-headings)

TV-14

Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under 14 watch unattended.

TV-14

The TV-14 Rating

  • D for intensely suggestive dialogue
  • L for strong coarse language
  • S for intense sexual situations
  • V for intense violence

Only a few movies that aired on Toonami and Action Flicks have received these ratings.

Other Ratings — Used During Adult Swim Hours

The other two ratings aren't used during Cartoon Network hours, but During Adult Swim hours they are often times rated them. TV-PG rated shows are rarely used, except during a few shows, like King of the Hill, early Adult Swim shows, most of Bob's Burgers, and very few episodes of Family Guy and American Dad.

TV-14

Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under 14 watch unattended.

TV-14

The TV-14 Rating

  • D for intensely suggestive dialogue
  • L for strong coarse language
  • S for intense sexual situations
  • V for intense violence

List of TV-14 Programs on Adult Swim

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force (many episodes)
  • Robot Chicken (some episodes)
  • Family Guy (most episodes)
  • Squidbillies (most episodes)
  • American Dad (most episodes)
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Naruto (few episodes, uncensored)
  • Naruto Shippuden (few episodes, uncensored)
  • Dexter's Laboratory (Rude Removal)
  • King of the Hill (two episodes)
  • Futurama
  • FLCL
  • Fat Guy Stuck in Internet
  • Rick and Morty (every episode but 19)
  • Space Ghost: Coast to Ghost (few episodes)
  • Perfect Hair Forever
  • Stroker and Hoop (few episodes)
  • 12 Oz. Mouse (nearly every episode)
  • China IL (most episodes)
  • Titan Maximum (most episodes)
  • Decker Unclassified
  • Dream Corp LLC
  • Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell (few episodes)
  • Black Dynamite (one episode)
  • The Boondocks (one episode)
  • Daytime Fighting League (most episodes)
  • Dimension W (most episodes)
  • Jojo's Bizzare Adventure (some episodes)
  • EagleHeart (majority of episodes)
  • Casshern Sins (few episodes)
  • Death Note
  • Check it Out! With Dr Steve Brule (most episodes)
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job (most episodes)
  • Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (most episodes)
  • The Animatrix
  • Blood+ (few episodes)
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Blue Gender
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio
  • Case Closed (few episodes)
  • Coad Gease (most episodes)
  • Sword Art Online (most episodes)
  • Sword Art Online II (most episodes)
  • One Punch Man
  • SuperMansion
  • Saul of the Mole Men (most episodes)
  • Loiter Squad (majority of episodes)
  • The Restless Bell
  • The Oblongs (episodes 9-13)
  • Paranoia Agent
  • One Piece (many episodes)
  • Off The Air (many episodes)
  • Shin-Chan (most episodes)
  • Regin: The Conqueror
  • Sealab 2021 (most episodes)
  • Soul Eater (most episodes)
  • Space Dandy
  • Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter
  • Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law
  • Mary Shelly's Frankenhole (Season 2)
  • NTSF:SD:SUV
  • Newsreaders
  • Moral Orel (2012 special)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (many episodes)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 (many episodes)
  • Michiko & Hatchin (most episodes)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (few episodes)
  • Samurai 7 (2 episodes)
  • Samurai Champloo
  • Samurai Jack (season 5)
  • Tenchi Muyo! (1 episode)
  • Tenchi Muyo! GXP (few episodes)
  • The Mighty Boosh
  • Mike Tyson Mysteries
  • The Venture Bros (majority of episodes)
  • Hot Package (few episodes)
  • Hunter X Hunter (many episodes)
  • InuYasha (many episodes)
  • InuYasha: The Final Act (most episodes)
  • Bleach (most episodes)
  • Parasyte-the-Maxim (few episodes)
  • Attack on Titan
  • The Brak Show (few episodes)
  • Black Lagoon (some episodes)
  • The Big O (few episodes)
  • Case Closed (some episodes)
  • Children's Hospital (majority of episodes)
  • Delocated (most episodes)
  • The Eric Andre Show (few episodes)
  • Eureka Seven (most episodes)
  • Frisky Dingo (2 episodes)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (most episodes)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (most episodes)
  • God, the Devil and Bob (episodes 5-13)
  • The Greatest Event in Television History
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (most episodes)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (nearly every episode)
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
  • The Jack and Triumph Show
  • Infomercials (most episodes)
  • Kikaider (2 episodes)
  • Kekkashi (few episodes)
  • The Restless Bell
  • Tom goes to the Mayor (most episodes)
  • Trigun
  • Wolf's Rain
  • You're Whole (majority of episodes)
  • Yu Yu Hakusho

TV-MA

A TV-MA rating means the program may be unsuitable for those below 17. This rating was originally TV-M in early 1997 but was changed because of a trademark dispute and to remove confusion with the ESRB's "M for Mature" rating for video games. The program may contain extreme graphic violence, strong profanity, overtly sexual dialogue, nudity and/or strong sexual content. The vast majority of television shows that carry this rating are on cable and satellite TV; network television rarely airs any programming that would warrant such a rating, due to FCC indecency and obscenity guidelines that prevent most of this type of programming from airing on broadcast television.

TV-MA

The TV-MA Rating

  • L: for crude indecent language
  • S: for explicit sexual activity
  • V: for graphic violence
  • D: for strong suggestive dialogue (unused for certain TV-MA shows)

List of TV-MA Programs on Adult Swim

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force (most episodes)
  • Dimension W (1 episode)
  • Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law (few episodes)
  • Robot Chicken (most episodes)
  • Squidbillies (many episodes)
  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job (many episodes)
  • Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories (1 episode)
  • Check it Out! With Doctor Steve Brule (few episodes)
  • Metalocalypse (just about every episode)
  • China IL (pilot)
  • Titan Maximum (pilot)
  • Kill La Kill
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (most episodes)
  • Assy McGee
  • Black Dynamite (nearly every episode)
  • The Drinky Cow Show
  • Tom Goes to the Mayor (few episodes)
  • Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (some episodes)
  • Trinity Blood
  • Soul Quest Overdrive
  • FishCenter
  • Black Dynamite (most episodes)
  • The Boondocks (just about every episode)
  • Mr Pickles
  • Superjail
  • King Star King
  • The Heart She Holler
  • Loiter Squad (few episodes)
  • Tom goes to the Mayor (few episodes)
  • 12 Oz Mouse (few episodes)
  • Stroker and Hoop (nearly every episode)
  • Xavier: Renegade Angel
  • Off the Air (few episodes)
  • Lucy, Daughter of the Devil
  • Mary Shelly's Frankenhole (Season 1)
  • Black Jesus
  • Blood+ (most episodes)
  • Death Note (1 episode)
  • Black Lagoon (majority of episodes)
  • Code Geass (few episodes)
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • Saul of the Mole Men (few episodes)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (few episodes)
  • Hot Package (most episodes)
  • Hellsing Ultimate
  • Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell (most episodes)
  • Infomercials (few episodes)
  • King Star King
  • Mr Pickles
  • Korgoth of Barbaria
  • Michiko & Hatchin (some episodes)
  • Minoriteam
  • Mongo Wrestling Alliance
  • Moral Orel
  • Million Dollar Extreme Presents: WORLD PEACE
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (few episodes)
  • The Office (UK version)
  • Minoriteam
  • Parasyte-the maxim- (majority of episodes)
  • Rick and Morty (uncensored, episode 19)
  • The Rising Son
  • Shin-Chan (few episodes)

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