I'm going to take a few things into consideration before creating my list.
1) Midnight to 6am timeslot on Saturdays
2) Blue laws in effect allowing me to go a bit further than what might normally be permissible on Cartoon Network proper
3) The shows are going to be repeated twice each night. 12 midnight to 3am, then re-run from 3am to 6am. Six shows, half hour format, and with some editting, there's going to be room for one show that's a micro-episodic show.
4) I'm not going to worry about licensing and I'm not going to be afraid to put out a sub.
Show #1: The Shonen Anchor: Fairy Tail
Naruto's owned by Disney, Bleach has already been aired, and One Piece didn't have the greatest reception in the United States. (A less edited version of One Piece, by the way, is waiting in the wings if the Shonen shows prove to be popular to be paired with Fairy Tail and expand the Shonen imprint on the new Toonami, but I'm not leading with it out of the gate.) It's relatively recent, fun, sprawling, and fills in a niche that Toonami's served for a while and has been known to deliver on.
Show #2: Silly, Sweet, and Explosive: Full Metal Panic!
With high school romance, military ass-kicking, and quirky characters, Full Metal Panic! works as a transition to darker shows as we hit the section that's only going to be shown from 1am to 2am and 4am to 5am, where I'm going to put my shows which push the envelope the most. I have three seasons to work with (FMP, FMP? FUMOFFU, and FMP The Second Raid) to try to figure out, if successful, which direction the audience is telling me to go. If there's a spike during FUMOFFU, more comedy is needed, if FMP and Second Raid are higher, more military action can follow in 2013. My initial impression is to have Gurren Lagann on deck to follow this up.
Show #3: The Hyper-Violent Homage: Black Lagoon
If Spike Spiegel and Faye Valentine had a love child and abandoned her as a child, she might grow up to be Revy. Revy might be one of the strongest, most relentless female characters in the history of anime and could be reminiscent to people of Ghost in the Shell's Major Kusanagi. It's an homage to much loved shows, but something new and as far as I know, hasn't been on American TV. Jormungand is on deck here, and I can spend a weekend letting everything rest if this is successful by playing Roberta's Blood Trail for a weekend.
Show #4: A Harder Edge to Simpler Times: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Obviously the similarities to the Powerpuff Girls is the itch I'm scratching here, but with an insane perverted twist. I can always pull in Powerpuff Girls X as well in this slot to let it rest if successful, but I'm going to push some boundries here, but I'd expect some editting so I'm going to throw some microburst stuff after this.
Show #4.9: I Hate to Do This But I Need to Catch Up On My Time: Hetalia: Axis Powers
I've made it clear, that I *hate* the very concept of Hetalia, but I'm not blind to the fact that it's wildly popular and that it can draw. If I can draw numbers, I can further experiment, so here comes the cute boys. I'm probably going to have enough edits for Black Lagoon and Panty and Stocking, where I'm going to have a few minutes to kill, and Hetalia's short time frame lets me get back on schedule.
Show #5: The Masou Shoujo Massacre: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
One of people's most fond memories of Toonami was that it introduced Sailor Moon to the United States. I'm going to reverse course and play the show that turned the Magical Girl thing on it's head. I'm looking to pair this eventually with Mawaru Penguindrum, which personally I found more subversive than Madoka, which should give Madoka some time to rest after it's first run. With my initial line up I want to lead with my best foot forward to the public, so Madoka's the right call in the public's consciousness.
Show #6: No FOOLY around: Is This a Zombie?
Here's going to be the most questionable one, but I want a show that leaves you with the same feeling you had watching FLCL. I want people to walk away from the block wondering what the hell they just saw, so I'm going to punctuate this by having a Zombie, raised by a Necromancer, being chopped in half with a sentient chainsaw being wielded by a more traditional Magical Girl. I want a bit of FLCL's absurdity here, and no show recently has channeled that kind of zany Looney Tunes inspired madness better. Ben-To's waiting in the wings to follow this because I want the absurd and entertaining to be somewhere here.