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Yu-Gi-Oh! And Static Shock Goes Six Days A Week On Kids' WB!

Kids' WB! has committed to airing 39 all-new episodes of theanime-adventure series YU-GI-OH! from U.S. producers 4KidsProductions, Inc. The second season pick-up brings the series' totalcommitment to 65 episodes, airing both on Saturday mornings andweekday afternoons beginning in fall 2002. "YU-GI-OH! is on a roll,most recently delivering Kids' WB!'s highest rating and share in ourtarget demographic of boys 6-11, and we're thrilled to add 39 all-newexciting episodes to the schedule," said Donna Friedman, executivevice president, Kids' WB! The series, which involves a young boy whogains magical powers after mastering a puzzle game, is based on theoriginal comic book created by Kazuki Takahashi and published byShueisha Inc., and is produced by Nihon Ad Systems, Inc. For anotheraddition to its Saturday morning line-up, Kids' WB! has ordered 13original episodes of the returning series STATIC SHOCK from WarnerBros. Animation. This third season of the series, which follows theadventures of Virgil Hawkins, electromagnetic superhero, will air onSaturday mornings during the 2002-2003 season.