Cartoon Network Celebrates 20 Years
At 7 p.m., Cartoon Network’s top-rated Monday night line-up of original animated comedies will then present special servings of its current hit series, including two important programming highlights—the 100th episode of the award-winning Adventure Time (7:30 p.m.), and the fourth season premiere of the #1 show among boys 2012-to-date, Regular Show (8:00pm). To whet viewer appetites, Finn and Jake help the frog people deal with Price Huge for the 100th episode of Adventure Time and Mordecai and Rigby are the only ones who can save their park from the grips of destruction in the season four premiere of Regular Show. Both shows represent the ongoing legacy of signature original programming that Cartoon Network has achieved across its first 20 years.
Viewers Invited to Pick Their Favorites from Cartoon Network’s 20-Year History of Characters and Shows
Across the first weekend in October (Oct. 6 & 7), CARTOON NETWORK’S BIRTHDAY PARTY (11 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET/PT) will extend a special invitation to all viewers to participate month-long in a fun online voting opportunity at CartoonNetwork.com where fans can pick their all-time favorite cartoon characters and shows from Cartoon Network’s first 20 years of family entertainment. As one might expect, voting categories will be appropriately creative for a cartoon world where anything can happen: “Bestest Best Friends,” “Catchiest Catchphrase,” “Favorite Blue Character,” “What Show Would You Join?”, “The Baddest,” “Sweet Ride” and “Favorite Four Legged Friend.” Of course, fans also will be able to vote in more traditional categories, including “Favorite Character,” the “Best Action Team,” “Best Gadget” and the “Best Cartoon Place to Live.”
Over the following three weekends, Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, Cartoon Network will carve out a seven-hour, mid-day programming birthday tribute (Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to remind viewers of the ongoing viewer-voting promotion at CartoonNetwork.com, spotlighting animated finalists with favorite episodic samples of why they especially qualified for each category. Ultimately, on Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, viewers will be treated to a “Winners Weekend” to learn who America voted for as their favorites among key categories, with on-air tributes to winning characters and shows running from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Further details surrounding CARTOON NETWORK’S BIRTHDAY PARTY programming highlights may be found in October television schedule listings.
Cartoon Network is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 178 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
Source: Cartoon Network