Hosted one-hour series will feature sketches, guests, interviews, and games leading into some of the most iconic cartoon shorts ever, including fan favorites from the Merrie Melodies, Looney Tunes, and the MGM shorts libraries; ‘Saturday Morning Cartoon’ three-hour cartoon block debuts January 2.
Beginning January 2, the MeTV Network has announced a new weekday morning show, Toon in With Me. The original one-hour hosted series will feature comedy sketches, special guests, interviews, games and more, produced to lead into many of the greatest classic cartoon shorts ever made, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Road Runner and the many other fan favorites from the Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes shorts libraries. MGM theatrical cartoon library shorts including Tom & Jerry, Droopy Dog and the Tex Avery catalog will also be part of the show, as well as the original Popeye cartoons from Max Fleischer. More than 1,000 cartoons will be included in the MeTV library.
Chicago-born actor, writer, comic, and personality Bill Leff will host the show. A pop-culture and classic TV fanatic, Leff studied improvisation at Chicago’s Second City Theater, performed stand-up comedy nationwide in clubs and on TV; he hosted several successful radio shows, has appeared in films including Major League and Major League 2, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in Hollywood film and television.
Kevin Fleming and Leila Gorstein also join the cast. Fleming is a writer, actor, and improviser whose comedy writing credits include the Warner Bros. Animation series The New Looney Tunes airing on Boomerang. Other animated writing credits include The Tom & Jerry Show, Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, LEGO City Adventures and Woody Woodpecker. Gorstein is an actor, writer, and comedian who has performed as part of The Second City Touring Company. She recently co-wrote and starred in the romantic parody film Love Dump and has hosted the streaming game show Role Models.
Also, beginning Saturday, January 2, MeTV debuts Saturday Morning Cartoons, a three-hour “all cartoons, all the time” block reminiscent of the Saturday morning broadcasts of the past. Each hour will present a collection of cartoons featuring Popeye and Friends, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies.
Source: MeTV Network